Green River Distilling Co.

10 Distillery Road
Owensboro, KY 42301

When J.W. McCulloch opened his Green River Distilling Company in 1885, he didn’t set out to make history. He just wanted to make Bourbon. Since then, Green River has gone on to receive international and national acclaim for its whiskey. The distillery has endured fire, Prohibition and a period of decline to reemerge as it stands today, with the restored Distilled Spirits Plant Kentucky #10 (DSP-KY-10) producing exquisite Kentucky Bourbon and rye.


Green River lore is said to be some of the most fascinating in the whiskey world. Known as the “most expensive spirit ever sold,” 20 barrels were once traded for an interest in a Colorado gold mine.

Featured Amenities

  • Cocktail Bar
  • Notable Architecture
  • Event Spaces

Signature Recipe

Timeless Old Fashioned


1 1/2 ounces Green River Bourbon 

1 Demerara Sugar Cube

2 dashes Angostura® Bitters

1 Luxardo Cherry

1 Orange Peel



Muddle sugar, bitters and orange peel in mixing glass. Top with ice and Bourbon, then mix. Place ice cube into glass and strain cocktail into glass. Shake mixing glass, straining to top ice with sugar. Add cherry. Express orange peel over glass, ensuring oil coats inside edges and rim.

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