Green River Distilling recently expanded into 25 states, and launched a wheated bourbon. Now, the distiller has released its first publicly available Green River Full Proof Single Barrel, Head Distiller’s Pick #1.
A statement from the distiller noted that Green River Full Proof Single Barrel is their Kentucky straight bourbon expression that clocks in at 119 proof (59.5% ABV). It has a suggested retail price of $59.99.
It’s liquid stock was selected from Warehouse B by Master Distiller Aaron Harris, who described the flavor as “a rousing blend of spirituous vanilla and baking spices, coating the palate with creamy honey and a distinct finish.”
Harris noted that 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, Kentucky.
“I spend a lot of time perusing the finest barrels in a score of Green River rickhouses,” Harris said, in the prepared statement. “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.”
This expression is a single barrel of the flagship Green River recipe, a rye-forward Kentucky bourbon with a mash bill of 70% corn, 21% rye and 9% malted barley. The barrels age a minimum of five years.
Bottles of this single barrel release are available for purchase exclusively at the Green River gift shop starting now.
For more information or to get tickets for the VIP tours, check out www.GreenRiverWhiskey.com.
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