Our favorite day of the year is almost here… National Bourbon Day, celebrated each year on June 14. This year, we’re inviting the local community to come celebrate with free tours all day long.
About the tour: The site of the Green River Distillery has housed distilleries for nearly 130 years. The original Green River Distillery, built in 1885, was the first in Owensboro and a major producer of Kentucky Bourbon for more than 30 years. In 1918 the entire distillery burned to the ground. It was rebuilt in 1936 after prohibition, and most of the buildings on our grounds today date back to the late 1930s. In 1940 it was purchased by the Medley family and continued to produce significant quantities of Bourbon as the Charles Medley Distillers Kentucky until 1993. The original Green River was known for its quality whiskey, and we’re proud to bring the same commitment to the best ingredients, craftsmanship and tradition today.
Distillery tours last approximately 60 minutes and are very much a “behind the scenes” look at our historic distillery and traditional bourbon whiskey production. Tours are given rain or shine and you will be walking around both the inside and outside of an active distillery. Our tour currently requires all guests to walk up and down 3 flights of stairs and over some uneven ground. It can be noisy in the production areas and most buildings are not temperature controlled. Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. We promise it is worth it! All tours include an optional tasting at the end (for those of legal drinking age only).
Reservations are not required but they’re helpful. They can be booked online at www.greenriverdistilling.com/visit-us/ or call us for more information: (270) 691-9001.
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday to celebrate National Bourbon Day with us. Cheers!