Green River Distilling Co. was founded by J.W. McCulloch. He began making whiskey in 1885 and traveled the world to promote his brand.
Green River Whiskey became synonymous with quality and known for producing some of the finest bourbon in Kentucky.
Soon the whiskey was winning international awards, including a gold medal and “best of show” at the Paris Exposition in 1900, and later the grand prize at the 1905 Exposition in Belgium.
To this day, Green River lore is some of the most fascinating in the whiskey world. Known as the “most expensive spirit ever sold,” 20 barrels were once traded for interest in a Colorado gold mine. Songs were penned about the “whiskey without a headache,” and early reviews described it as a “king among whiskeys.”WEBSITE
Green River Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Green River Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is 90 proof and aged onsite at some of the oldest warehouses in the state.
Rich in color with a golden-amber hue, Green River is made with locally sourced corn featuring a mashbill of 70% corn, 21% winter rye and 9% malted barley.
The higher rye content contributes warming spice notes on the nose and palate.
Warming spice notes
Aromas of cinnamon, dried cherry, and light leather
Flavors of vanilla, caramel, and chocolate mint