Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
Kentucky distillery being revived at original location

Kentucky distillery being revived at original location

  • 0
Subscribe for $3 for 3 months

OWENSBORO, Ky. — The Green River Distilling Co. in Kentucky survived fire, Prohibition, multiple owners and decline and is being revived at its original location in Owensboro, the owners said Tuesday.

The distillery was founded in 1885. After finding the property in ruin, it was restored and began producing in 2016 as the O.Z. Tyler Distillery, but it is returning to its original name.

“Green River was known for making some of the finest whiskey in Kentucky,” said Jacob Call, master distiller. “We're excited to be crafting bourbon and rye under the Green River flag again.”

CEO Simon Burch worked with founder John W. McCulloch's great-grandson, Rob McCulloch, to rename the distillery.

“I've always wanted the distillery's name back at its original location in Owensboro,” Rob McCulloch said. “It completes the story my great-grandfather started in 1885.”

The company said at Green River's height, a fire broke out at the distillery, reducing most of the buildings and whiskey barrels to rubble. It was rebuilt, but Prohibition was passed, and the founder didn't live to restore the distillery. It passed hands several times in the following years.

A limited release of Green River 4 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon will be available in 2021.

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

News Alerts

Blues News

Breaking News

Cardinals News

Daily 6

National Breaking News

Sports