January 27, 2022

Spotlight On: Our Distillery Experience

Green River Distilling is proud to be a heritage member of the famed Kentucky Bourbon Trail. As its Westernmost point, we invite you to experience our historic distillery located in the heart of Owensboro, a city once known as the epicenter of Kentucky’s bourbon production.

We love guests, that’s why we’ve upgraded our Visitor’s Center with cool features and immersive experiences that bring our rich bourbon heritage to life. As the 10th oldest distillery in the state of Kentucky with an eight-generation master distiller at our helm, a visit to Green River Distilling is a must for whisky lovers and history buffs alike. 

Visitor Center

Green River Distilling offers tours and tastings for small groups and individuals. Check-out some of our offerings: 

Full Distillery Tour and Tasting: This tour lasts approximately 60 minutes and provides a “behind the scenes” look at our historic distillery and traditional bourbon whiskey production. Tours are given rain or shine and visitors will walk around both the inside and outside of our active distillery. Depending on the time of year, the route may include vast temperature differences. Tours currently require all guests to walk up and down 3 flights of stairs and over some areas of uneven ground. Production areas can be noisy, and most buildings are not temperature controlled. Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. We promise it is worth it! ($15, reservations required, must be 21 to sample)

Sit and Sip: Relax in the comfort of our tasting room while you learn a brief history of our facility and sample three of our bourbons. Relaxing and informative, this tasting lasts approximately 30 minutes and requires no walking. ($10, reservations required, must be 21 to sample)

tasting glasses

Reservations are required for our Full Distillery Tour and Tasting as well as our Sit and Sip tasting, so book today. You can find more information about these and other exciting tour options at https://www.greenriverdistilling.com/visit-us/.

Want to pop-over for a drink or get your hands on some super cool merch? We’ve got you covered. At our Green River Gift Shop, we’ve got everything a whisky lover needs from, tasting glasses to t-shirts and candles to koozies, plus so much more. Interested in a cocktail? Check-out Green River’s Cocktail Lounge located inside our newly appointed Visitor’s Center on the grounds of our historic distillery. Let our team serve you with custom creations and classic cocktails, or enjoy your favorite Green River spirit neat or on the rocks. Whatever your preference, we’re ready to pour. Click here for our hourshttps://www.greenriverdistilling.com/visit-us/.

Visitor Center Bar

Due to COVID-19, tours are given to individuals or small groups only to ensure safe social distancing. Masks are required both indoors and out, except when you’re sipping of course! We appreciate your cooperation as we strive to maintain the health and safety of our team and fellow whisky lovers.