Green River Distilling: A legacy revived

A legacy has been revived at Green River Distilling Company. And that is more than enough reason to celebrate.

Fire and Prohibition may have relegated Green River to history before, but now, more than 100 years later, history has come full circle with the release of the new Green River Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

“For the first time in more than 100 years, Green River bourbon is flowing inside the walls of its original home,” said Master Distiller Jacob Call. “As someone with a family connection to the first days of Kentucky bourbon, being a part of the revival of such legendary whiskey has been the opportunity of a lifetime.”

Simon Burch, CEO of Green River Distilling Co. said he was proud of his team’s great work in bringing Green River back to life in Owensboro after years of dormancy.

“Not only because of what it means to our company, but what it means for this wonderful city,” he said.

Burch worked closely with original founder John McCulloch’s great-grandson Rob McCulloch to revive the Green River brand, saying “We’re so grateful to Rob for sharing his family’s history with us, and it’s a privilege to continue to build on the legacy that John McCulloch created.”

McCulloch said he’d always wanted to see Green River whiskey made at its original location in Owensboro.

“It completes the story my great-grandfather started in 1885.”