STARCH MADNESS! Green River Distilling Debuts Full Proof Single Barrel Program AND Wheated Bourbon

Green River Distilling debuts Wheated Bourbon and Single Barrel Full Proof Program. Courtesy

Green River Distilling (Owensboro, KY) has announced two new Bourbon releases, set to debut this month. This is our kind of March Madness, or shall we say Starch Madness, given corn is Bourbon’s main ingredient;) #starchmadness

Kentucky Straight Wheated Bourbon

ABV: 90 Proof (45% abv)

RELEASE: Starting this month nationwide, 25 markets.

MASHBILL: 70% Kentucky Corn, 21% Wheat, 9% Malted 6-Row Barley

SRP: $34.99

“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.”


Single Barrel Full Proof Program (Retailers, Bars, Restaurants)

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.

About Green River Distilling

Originally founded in 1885 by J.W. McCulloch, Green River Distilling Co. (DSP-KY-10) is the 10th oldest licensed distillery in Kentucky. The brand quickly became synonymous with quality and regarded as some of the finest bourbon in Kentucky. Known as “the Whiskey Without Regrets,” the brand enjoys a long, rich history as the official medicinal whiskey of the U.S. Marine Hospital before fire and prohibition relegated the brand to history.

Reestablished in 2022, Green River Distilling Co. is a proud citizen of Owensboro, Kentucky and serves as the westernmost outpost of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Green River is part of Bardstown Bourbon Company, a top 10 distiller in the U.S. For more information, visit

ABOUT THE BOTTLE: The bourbon’s unique packaging – a horseshoe shaped bottle honoring the original labeling from 1885 – tells the story of the brand through glass – with 10 notches on the brands horseshoe referencing DSP-KY-10, an ornate tax trip with the original tagline “The Whiskey Without Regrets,” and “The Pride of Owensboro” prominently displayed. 

NATIONAL MARKETS: 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.

“BBQ & BARRELS”, Owensboro, KY

BBQ & BARRELS” Owensboro, KY, Fri & Sat, May 12 – 13: Bourbon & BBQ paradise await as BBQ & BARRELS will be hosted in Owensboro, KY, the second weekend of May. Friday evening, there will be a special Bourbon and Dinner pairing hosted at Green River Distilling. Saturday, there will be a number of Bourbon themed educational sessions available to attend. Following the sessions is the VIP Tasting which is SOLD OUT, but there are still tickets to the Main Tasting Experience which will feature over 30 brand stations and over 100 whiskies to try, for an incredible value of $50 p/ticket. For more info, please CLICK HERE.