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We could not be prouder of our Owensboro roots, and this holiday season, we’re feeling especially thankful for our community. We’ve had each other’s backs through a year with a lot of ups and downs, and together, we’re looking forward to a bright 2021.

If you’ve been to Owensboro, you probably know why we love it here. There are the big three Bs – BBQ, Bourbon and Bluegrass – but Owensboro is made up of so much more. From its beautiful views along the Ohio River to an incredible community, calling Owensboro home fills us with pride.

Owensboro has a rich bourbon heritage, and the original Green River Distilling Co. was a big part of it, dating back to the late 1800s. Green River was once one of the most successful distilleries in the country, known for producing some of Kentucky’s finest whiskey. The whiskey won international awards and has some of the most fascinating stories in the whiskey world. After its rise to fame, the distillery endured fire, Prohibition, multiple owners, and a period of decline. This year, we were ecstatic to mark the official revival of today’s Green River in its original home, bringing bourbon pride back to Owensboro.

Today, Green River Distilling Co. is a heritage member, and the Westernmost point on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. While the world looks very different this year, many people are taking shorter driving trips, and Owensboro is a great option. For those not comfortable travelling, Owensboro is a great spot to add to your travel bucket list.

Owensboro is the home of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum, in normal years, a great spot to experience Bluegrass, including live music. Owensboro is also well-known for its delicious barbeque with spots like Old Hickory Bar-B-Que, Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn and Ole South Barbeque.

We’d also like to send out a big thank you and happy holidays to many of our other friends and local businesses we’ve worked with over the past year: Aaron Kizer, Lure Seafood and Grill, Bill’s Restaurant, Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Owensboro, Limos by Bob, O’Bryan Contracting, Norman King Electric, WonderBoy Media, Leisure Hut, ADventures, American Solutions for Business, Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, Visit Owensboro, and so many more.

Sending holiday wishes from the distillery. We hope to see you in Owensboro soon. We’re here when you’re ready!