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Medley family continues legacy in local bourbon industry

Green River owes a big part of its distillery history to the Medley family, who kept the stills flowing from 1940-2008. The Medley family legacy goes back—wayyy back—in Owensboro’s local distilling industry. In fact, John Medley VI moved from Maryland to Washington, KY in 1800 to begin distilling whiskey. He found success in the business…

1918 fire delivers fatal blow to Green River Distilling

After earning worldwide recognition for its premium quality, Green River was reaching incredible heights in producing some of the best whiskey on Earth. However, Green River would face an unfathomable blow in 1918 due to a fire that burned through the entire distillery.  All of the whiskey, and almost all of the buildings, were completely…

From the beginning, Green River Distilling earns reputation for top-notch bourbon

Green River Distilling Company has a long, fascinating–and, at times, tumultuous–history. Before we dive into all the details of the last century, we’ll start at the beginning of the story. The original distillery was founded in 1885 by John W. McCulloch, 137 years ago. Along the Ohio River, it was located at the very same…