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Hit Music Producer Polow Da Don Launches His Own Gluten-Free Vodka

From making beats that slap to a liquor that does, hip-hop hitmaker Polow Da Don looks to share more of himself and his world with the launch of YoCo Vodka. 

Representing his “Young Country” culture, this all natural Tennessee vodka is made from corn and is certified gluten-free. YoCo’s bottle represents “a backstage pass to one hell of a time.” 

Known for his work with Fergie, Nicki Minaj and Usher, Polow has created numerous number one hits. His stated mission to connect creatives, spawned his very own Young Country 96.7 FM Nashville in June of 2019. Now with YoCo, Polow aims to bridge together the music industry with a lifestyle, solidifying the connection between music, cultural events and social gatherings.

“Young Country, or YoCo, is the manifestation of our inner circle — judgement-free and welcoming,” Polow says. “We created Young Country Radio with the purpose of breaking down the stereotype of country music and giving young artists the space to be their true selves and create freely. Now, with the introduction of YoCo Vodka, we’re taking it one step further and providing consumers the liquid to elevate and enjoy their experiences.”

Now available in Tennessee and online nationwide, YoCo Vodka will soon be available in Georgia, California, Florida, New York and more for $19.99.

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New Whiskey Honors First African-American Master Distiller Who Also Trained Jack Daniels

The roles of African-Americans in distilling hasn’t been widely known, but that may soon change with the launch of Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey.

Launched last month in Portland, OR, the brand is inspired by Nathan “Nearest” Green, the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States, and the man who taught Jack Daniel how to distill. The descendants of his son, George Green, worked to ensure his legacy lived on in a bottle of premium whiskey.

Using local grains and the Lincoln County Process, a charcoal mellowing process Green helped perfect in Tennessee over 160 years ago, the Uncle Nearest team worked with two Tennessee distilleries still making whiskey the way Green made it. This process includes placing the product in new American oak barrels close to the same 110-proof Green was known for, and waiting until it is at the perfect age, taste, and color.

“This whiskey is meant to bring to the forefront the man who so few outside of Lynchburg, Tennessee knew was one of the most important master distillers in the creation of what is now known as Tennessee whiskey,” said Keith Miles, spokesman for the brand. “Having spent so much time with Green’s descendants, our founders knew their desire was to honor him with a premium whiskey made as close to his way as possible and bring it to every bar and spirit shop around the world, so everyone would know his name.”

Uncle Nearest also plans on launching a second whiskey, A Premium Silver, later this summer.

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Culver’s Restaurants Reveals 3 New Frozen Pumpkin Drinks

Wisconsin-based Culver’s has been pumping out quality frozen custards and warm burgers since 1984, and this Fall season they’re accepting the flavors nature’s given them and dropped three fresh new flavors for your enjoyment. The three items up for grabs are their Pumpkin Spice Shake, a Pumpkin Pecan Concrete Mixer, and Pumpkin Cheesecake Concrete Mixer and a Pumpin Cheesecake Concrete Mixer.

Here’s the lowdown on all three:

  • Pumpkin Spice Shake: Real pumpkin, pureed and mixed with traditional pumpkin pie spice and vanilla Fresh Frozen Custard
  • Pumpkin Pecan Concrete Mixer: Real pumpkin, pureed and mixed with traditional pumpkin pie spice and vanilla Fresh Frozen Custard
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Concrete Mixer: Real pumpkin, pureed and mixed with traditional pumpkin pie spice and vanilla Fresh Frozen Custard
Culver’s has over 425 locations spanning Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio, all the way to Wyoming and Utah, Arizona, Texas and North Dakota. To find a location in your area, use their website’s location finder.