Green River Distilling Co. expands portfolio

The brand has added the Green River Wheated Bourbon and Green River Full Proof Single Barrel to its portfolio of whiskeys

Following on from its four-state launch in 2022, Green River Distilling Co, which is part of Bardstown Bourbon Company, has announced the news of two new expressions to be released in 2023.

The month of March sees the introduction of Green River Kentucky Straight Wheated Bourbon, which will complement the brand’s flagship high-rye bourbon. The wheated expression is comprised of 70 per cent Kentucky-grown corn, 21 per cent wheat and 9 per cent 6-row barley.

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“Green River Kentucky Straight Wheated Bourbon leads with a beautiful peach and caramel aroma coupled with apricot and cinnamon. Bursting with flavor, on the palate you’ll find toffee, pastry and hazelnut that guide toward a honeyed finish that’s smooth and balanced,” said Dan Callaway, VP of new product development. “In contrast with Green River Bourbon, which brings a hearty backbone of rye spice, the wheated expression lends itself to easy drinking while holding its own distinct character. It’s a wonderful take on a classic Kentucky recipe and the perfect addition to the iconic Green River brand.”

Green River Wheated is presented at 90 proof (45 percent ABV) and is line priced with Green River Bourbon at a suggested retail price of $34.99.

“We’re energized by how the bourbon community has embraced Green River,” said head distiller Aaron Harris who joined Green River in Fall 2022. “Green River is a brand with a distinct and storied history and we embrace it fully while remaining future-looking to create delicious new whiskies that delight bourbon enthusiasts and casual consumers across the U.S.”

With the expansion also comes the launch of Green River Full Proof Single Barrel, a single barrel expression of Green River Kentucky Straight Bourbon presented at 119 proof (59.5% abv). A limited number of single barrels will be available annually for purchase by the barrel to select on- and off-premise retailers. Each retailer will be able to hand-select their unique single barrel on-site at the historic Green River Distillery in Owensboro, Ky. Green River Full Proof Single Barrel is offered at a suggested retail price of $59.99.

Green River Distilling Co. was purchased by Bardstown Bourbon Company in July 2022. With the launch of Green River Wheated, the brand will expand distribution to 25 markets including Alabama, California, Colorado, Washington D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

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