Founded in 1885 as Green River Distillery and located on the iconic Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Owensboro’s Distilled Spirits Plant Kentucky #10 went through fire, Prohibition, multiple owners, abandonment, and a long period of dormancy before its revival in 2014. After two years of renovation and thorough modernization under the expert eye of Jacob Call, third-generation master distiller and seventh-generation Kentuckian, our success has exceeded even the highest expectations. Today we’re the 4th largest independent bourbon distillery in the world.
When J.W. McCulloch opened his Green River Distilling Company in 1885, he didn’t set out to make history. He just wanted to make bourbon. Still, word of his Kentucky whiskey spread fast. Turns out when you pour your heart into doing what you love, history is happy to make itself. Today, our Kentucky bourbon is made on the same site where Green River made its name, from the same limestone-filtered water and Kentucky corn, by 3rd generation Master Distiller Jacob Call.
WE MAKE HISTORY EVERYDAY.
In 2014, we found the distillery with such a storied history in ruins. With a great team, brick by brick, building by building, we restored the iconic DSP-KY-10. After two years of hard work, we began distilling in 2016 under the name of O.Z. Tyler, the visionary who founded the company that purchased the distillery.
Now, we’ve come full circle. With the support of J.W. McCulloch’s great-grandson, we are proud to raise the Green River flag on the distillery campus again and write the next chapter in Green River’s history.
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