Jack Daniel’s and Uncle Nearest create $5m diversity initiative

Nearest Green Distillery and Jack Daniel’s have jointly pledged US$5 million as part of a new initiative to boost diversity across the American whiskey industry. The Nearest & Jack Advancement Initiative will see the two brands create the Nearest Green School of Distilling, develop the Leadership Acceleration Program (LAP) for apprenticeships and form the Business Incubation Program (BIP), which will provide expertise and resources to African-American entrepreneurs entering the spirits sector. Uncle Nearest was founded…

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