Green River Releases Full Proof Bourbon – Press Release

Green River Distilling Co. is set to enhance its bourbon selection with the release of Green River Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, a robust blend of five-to-seven-year-old barrels, featuring a high rye mash bill that delivers a spicy yet sweet profile with notes of vanilla, caramel, and chocolate-coated peppermints. Read all about it in the full press release!

Press Release

Green River Distilling releases Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Owensboro, Ky. (June 4, 2024) — As Green River Distilling Co. continues to expand its reach across the country, the brand will also expand its offerings this summer. Green River Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey takes the brand’s flagship bourbon and presents it with full-bodied, full proof flavor.

A Blend of Five to Seven Year Old Bourbons

Green River Full Proof is a blend of five-to-seven-year barrels selected from curated areas of Green River’s Owensboro tile warehouses and feature the same mash bill as Green River Kentucky Straight Bourbon. These original tile warehouses maintain both warm and cool temperatures, yielding unique proof variation and liquid maturation. The result is a pure expression offering a robust flavor profile which preserves the barrel character while bringing massive flavor to the palate.

A High Rye Bourbon

The high rye percentage gives it a robust backbone of spice, sweetened and softened by corn and barley to produce. Full of warming spice, vanilla, caramel and chocolate-coated peppermints, Green River Full Proof offers aromatic notes of cinnamon, dried cherry and light leather. Deep golden amber in color, is weighty on the palate and closes with a lingering, rich mouthfeel.

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Selected From The Favorite Parts of the Rickhouses

“Full Proof bottlings are custom blends of barrels selected from our favorite parts of the rickhouses and hand selected for their quality. What I love about full proof expressions is that you are in control of the proof – taste at full-bodied strength and adjust to your preferences,” said Dan Callaway, VP of Product Development for Green River Distilling Co.

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Proof Will Be Variable Batch to Batch

Presented at a variable batch-proof, the initial batch is bottled at 117.3 proof (58.65% ABV). This everyday product will be available for a suggested price of $49.99.

Full Proof joins Green River’s lauded profile of Bourbon, Wheated Bourbon, and Rye. Previously, full proof single barrels were only available for purchase by the barrel.

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Launch Events on June 7, 2024

Green River Distilling Co., located in Owensboro, Kentucky, will mark the launch with a special celebration on June 7, 2024, with bottle sales beginning at 9 a.m. Two specialty VIP tours (3 and 5 p.m.), led by Head Distiller Aaron Harris and National Brand Ambassador Caryn Wells, will give guests a behind-the-scenes look at Rickhouse B, a barrel strength tasting comparison and a bottle of Green River Full Proof to take home. From 4 – 6 p.m. the community is invited to the distillery for music, food and cocktails featuring the new release. Tours and tastings are available online at

Green River Distilling’s Expands Distribution

Green River Distilling Co. was purchased by Bardstown Bourbon Company in July 2022. Last year the brand launched Green River Wheated and Full Proof Single Barrel, expanded both within the U.S. and began exporting to Australia. This year, eight new markets will see Green River on the shelves including Nevada, Arizona, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Washington, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts. Green River is expecting to achieve nationwide U.S. distribution in the coming years.

Details – Green River Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey


  • 70 percent Corn
  • 21 percent Rye
  • 9 percent Malted Barley

Variable, initial batch is 117.3 proof/58.6% ABV


Would you like to learn more about the Green River Distilling Co? Then check out our Green River Distilling Tour Review. Or maybe you would like to learn about their rye whiskey? Then read our Green River Rye Review!

About Green River Distilling Co.

Green River Distilling Co. is a celebration of classic Kentucky – honoring the past while staying firmly planted in the present. The 10th oldest licensed distillery in Kentucky (DSP-KY-10), Green River is known as “the Whiskey Without Regrets,” and enjoys a long, rich history dating back to 1885. Reintroduced in 2022, Green River Distilling Co. is proud to call Owensboro, Kentucky home, and serves as the westernmost outpost of the Kentucky Bourbon TrailTM. Authentic and approachable, Green River offers a growing portfolio of whiskeys crafted from historic mashbills. Blended to create a smooth and welcoming taste profile, Green River Distilling Co. is a true testament to simplicity and quality going hand-in-hand. Green River is part of Bardstown Bourbon Co, a top 10 distiller in the U.S.  For more information, visit

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