Issued the 10th distillery license in KY DSP-KY-10 opened its doors as the Green River Distillery in 1885, Our storied distillery in Owensboro, Kentucky has been producing bourbon and rye for nearly 130 years. Several storied Kentucky Bourbon brands have been distilled within our walls. Today the distillery stands proud as the westernmost location on the famed Kentucky Bourbon trail.

Over the years, the distillery has been subject to numerous transformations and setbacks such as ownership changes, fire, prohibition, and bankruptcies. After sitting vacant and in disrepair for nearly 25 years, in 2014, the property was purchased, and industry experts were brought in to resurrect the distillery back to and beyond its former glory. Through extensive renovation that perfectly melded the site’s historic and traditional components with the best and most efficient distilling equipment, the distillery is once again vibrant and producing some of the best bourbon and rye that’s available today.

Today, we continue the tradition of producing fine bourbon and rye with our partners under the watch of third generation Master Distiller Jacob Call, using only locally sourced Kentucky grown corn and oak char barrels. What’s more, the natural limestone in the local water that adds minerals to promote fermentation and add a soft, rich mouthfeel, coupled with the dramatic extremes of Kentucky weather that allow our whiskey to flow through the barrel char, complete the recipe for making so many of the best bourbons and ryes on the market. It is in fact true that the best Bourbon in world comes from Kentucky.

More brands coming soon…

More brands coming soon…

Whiskey Smash

INGREDIENTS

3 wedges Lemon
4 Mint leaves
.75 oz Simple syrup
2 oz Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
Garnish: Mint sprig

DIRECTIONS

Muddle the lemon in a shaker. Add the remaining ingredients and ice and shake. Double strain into a rocks glass over ice. Serve with a straw.

Boulevardier

INGREDIENTS

1.25 oz Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
1 oz Campari
1 oz Sweet vermouth
Garnish: orange peel

DIRECTIONS

Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with orange peel.

Hot Toddy

INGREDIENTS

3/4 cup water
1.5 oz Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
2 to 3 teaspoons honey, to taste
2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice, to taste
1 lemon round
1 cinnamon stick (optional, for garnish)

DIRECTIONS

Bring water to a simmer. Pour into mug. Add the whiskey, 2 teaspoons honey and 2 teaspoon lemon juice. Stir until the honey has disappeared into the hot water. Garnish with a lemon and cinnamon stick (if using).

Whiskey Sour

INGREDIENTS

2 oz Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
3/4 oz Fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz Simple syrup
1/2 oz Egg white (optional)
Garnish: Angostura bitters

DIRECTIONS

Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.

Strain. Garnish with 3 dashes of Angostura bitters.

Mint Julep

INGREDIENTS

2.5 oz Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
4-5 mint springs
2 sugar cubes or .5oz simple syrup

DIRECTIONS

Place the mint leaves and sugar or simple syrup into a julep cup, Collins glass, or double old-fashioned glass. Muddle well. Add Bourbon. Fill glass with crushed ice and stir well. Garnish with mint sprig.

Kentucky Rye Whiskey Sazarac

INGREDIENTS

1 cube sugar
Peychaud’s bitters (to taste)
3 oz Kentucky rye whiskey
3 drops ​absinthe (or Herbsaint or absinthe substitute)
Garnish: lemon twist

DIRECTIONS

Chill an old-fashioned glass by filling it with ice and letting it sit while preparing the rest of the drink. In a mixing glass, soak the sugar cube with Peychaud’s bitters and muddle to crush the cube. Add the rye whiskey and stir. Discard the ice in the chilled glass and rinse it with absinthe by pouring a small amount into the glass, swirling it around and discarding the liquid. Pour the whiskey mixture into the absinthe-rinsed glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

Kentucky Bourbon Manhattan

INGREDIENTS

2 oz Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
3-4 healthy dashes of Angostura Bitters

DIRECTIONS

 


Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.

Strain. Pour into martini glass with Luxardo cherry.

Bourbon Old Fashioned

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
1-2 Demerara Sugar Cube
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Luxardo Cherry
Orange Peel (expressed)

DIRECTIONS

Place sugar, bitters, and one orange peel in a mixing glass. Muddle sugar. Top with ice and bourbon, then mix until cold and properly diluted. Place large ice cube into rocks glass and strain cocktail into glass. Make sure to shake mixing glass after straining to top ice with some sugar. Add Luxardo cherry to glass. Express orange peel over glass, ensuring oil coats inside edges of glass. Do not reuse mixing ice. 

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