BourbonBlog.com has been eagerly awaiting this moment, and now we’re thrilled to finally reveal the exciting news: Green River Distilling Co., part of Bardstown Bourbon Company, is introducing two new expressions and expanding distribution to 21 new markets in 2023.
More details are below on the new expressions including Kentucky Straight Wheated Bourbon Whiskey and Full Proof Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey at 119 Proof.
Following a highly successful four-state launch of the company last year, the new expressions of Green River are set to impress Bourbon connoisseurs across the United States.
Green River Kentucky Straight Wheated Bourbon Whiskey
The first addition to the lineup is the Green River Kentucky Straight Wheated Bourbon. This delicious take on a classic Kentucky recipe boasts a blend of 70% Kentucky-grown corn, 21% wheat, and 9% -row barley. With a 90 proof (45% ABV) presentation, this expression features enticing peach and caramel aromas, followed by toffee, pastry, and hazelnut flavors on the palate, and a smooth honeyed finish.
Priced at $34.99, it complements the flagship high rye bourbon and will be available in 25 markets across the US.
Green River Full Proof Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey at 119 Proof
In addition to the Wheated Bourbon, Green River is also launching a Full Proof Single Barrel expression of their Kentucky Straight Bourbon at 119 proof (59.5% ABV).
This limited-release offering is available for select on-premise and off-premise retailers.
Suggested retail price of $59.99.
Green River Distilling Co.’s History and Current Day
Green River Distilling Co. (DSP-KY-10) was founded in 1885 and was the 10th oldest licensed distillery in Kentucky. The brand was known for its high-quality bourbon and was even the official medicinal whiskey of the U.S. Marine Hospital. The brand was also famously traded for 20 barrels for an interest in a Colorado gold mine before fire and prohibition caused it to disappear.
However, in 2022, the distillery was reestablished in Owensboro, Kentucky. The unique horseshoe-shaped bottle pays homage to the brand’s history and features the original tagline “The Whiskey Without Regrets” and “The Pride of Owensboro.”
Since its acquisition by Bardstown Bourbon Company in July 2022, Green River Distilling Co. has focused on reviving Owensboro’s bourbon heritage. As the westernmost outpost of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail in Owensboro, Kentucky, the distillery serves as a gateway for eastbound visitors and welcomed nearly 10,000 visitors last year.
With its unique horseshoe-shaped bottle, Green River’s new bourbon expressions pay homage to the brand’s history while offering whiskey lovers a fresh, delightful and new experience.