This is Hallowed Ground
-Eric Gregory, President, Kentucky Distillers’ Association

Before Prohibition, Owensboro, Kentucky was an epicenter of bourbon production and a key part of bourbon’s history in the United States. Established in 1885 by visionary founder John McCulloch, Green River was just the tenth distillery to be licensed in the state (DSP-KY-10). After fire, Prohibition, and disrepair, it was eventually abandoned and all but forgotten…until now.

The campus is nestled in the heart of bourbon country where the weather, water, and soil make the perfect environment for production. Located at the most western end of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Green River distillery is either the first or last stop for visitors completing their passport. Nearby is the Green River farm, where cattle eat stillage and oak trees are grown for barrels.

Visitors can tour the distillery for a firsthand glimpse of bourbon-in-the-making, sample the end result in our two beautifully restored bars, view an extensive archive of historical artifacts, take home vintage-branded Green River merchandise, and even host private events.

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