Green River Launches Full Proof Bourbon

As Green River Distilling Co. continues to expand its reach across the country, the brand has expanded its offerings with Green River Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Green River Full Proof is a blend of five-to-seven-year barrels from the distillery’s Owensboro tile warehouses. These original tile warehouses maintain both warm and cool temperatures.

This new release features the same mash bill as Green River Kentucky Straight Bourbon: 70% corn, 21% rye and 9% malted barley.

The high rye percentage gives it a backbone of spice, the company reports, sweetened and softened by corn and barley to produce. On the nose is cinnamon, dried cherry and light leather, followed by a palate of warming spice, vanilla, caramel and chocolate-coated peppermints.

“Full Proof bottlings are custom blends of barrels selected from our favorite parts of the rickhouses and hand selected for their quality,” says Dan Callaway, VP of product development for Green River Distilling Co. “What I love about full proof expressions is that you are in control of the proof: taste at full-bodied strength and adjust to your preferences.”

Presented at a variable batch-proof, the initial batch comes bottled at 117.3 proof (58.65% ABV). This everyday product will be available for a suggested price of $49.99 per 750-ml. bottle.

Full Proof joins Green River’s profile of Bourbon, Wheated Bourbon, and Rye. Previously, full proof single barrels were only available for purchase by the barrel.

Green River Distilling Co., located in Owensboro, Kentucky, will mark the launch with a special celebration on June 7, 2024, with bottle sales beginning at 9 a.m. Two specialty VIP tours (3 and 5 p.m.), led by head distiller Aaron Harris and national brand ambassador Caryn Wells, will give guests a behind-the-scenes look at Rickhouse B, a barrel strength tasting comparison and a bottle of Green River Full Proof to take home. From 4 to 6 p.m. the community is invited to the distillery for music, food and cocktails featuring the new release. Tours and tastings are available online at greenriverwhiskey.com.

Green River Distilling Co. was purchased by Bardstown Bourbon Company in July 2022. Last year the brand launched Green River Wheated and Full Proof Single Barrel, expanded both within the U.S. and began exporting to Australia. This year, eight new markets will see Green River on the shelves including Nevada, Arizona, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Washington, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts. Green River is expecting to achieve nationwide U.S. distribution in the coming years.
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