Green River releases first Full Proof Single Barrel

Bottles and VIP tours are available at the Kentucky-based distillery from Friday, July 21

Following on from the expansion of Green River Distilling Co.’s distribution into 25 states earlier this year and the successful launch of both a flagship and wheated bourbon, the distillery will release its first publicly available Green River Full Proof Single Barrel, Head Distiller’s Pick #1 on Friday, July 21.

Green River Full Proof Single Barrel, a single barrel expression of Green River Kentucky Straight Bourbon is presented at 119 proof (59.5% abv). Selected from Warehouse B by head distiller Aaron Harris, this first release offers a rousing blend of spirituous vanilla and baking spices, coating the palate with creamy honey and a distinct finish. Subsequent single barrels will be released at the distillery gift shop at various times throughout the year. 

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.

“I spend a lot of time perusing the finest barrels in a score of Green River rickhouses,” said Harris. “Warehouse B is loaded with honey barrels, and this initial release is no exception. We’re excited to welcome guests to historic Owensboro for a unique selection experience.” 

Green River Full Proof Single Barrel is a single barrel of the flagship Green River recipe, a rye-forward true Kentucky bourbon with a remarkable flavor profile, the result of a mashbill comprised of 70 per cent corn, 21 per cent rye and 9 per cent malted barley. The barrels are aged a minimum of five years.

Bottles will be available for purchase exclusively at the Green River gift shop beginning on Friday, July 21 at 1pm. The line for purchase will start at 11am and tickets for purchase will be handed out at Noon CDT. Master Distiller Aaron Harris will sign bottles for guests from 1 – 3pm.

A limited number of guests can join an exclusive VIP tour which will be offered at 11:30am and 3:30pm. The tour, led by Harris, will include a tasting of several expressions including this Full Proof Single Barrel release, and a visit to Warehouse B, which is not available to the general public. VIP tours are $120 per person and include a take-home bottle of Green River Full Proof Single Barrel. Tickets for the VIP tours are available online at

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