A while back, I posted several ads for Green River whiskey. At the time, I mentioned that the brand was defunct, but that the distillery that made it–the Charles Medley Distillery–was again operational. I was wrong, and I was right.
The Medley distillery is again operational, but Green River is no longer defunct. Rob McCulloch–great-grandson of Green River’s founder, John McCulloch–has revived the brand and is again making Green River whiskey, as he noted in a comment on the original post. The Medley distillery is closely linked to three Kentucky distilling families: the Medleys for whom its now named after, the McCullochs, and the Wathens. It’s this latter family that gave its name to another current product of the Medley distillery: Wathen’s Kentucky Bourbon. I believe I’ve seen Wathen’s for sale in Rhode Island, so I’ll have to try a bottle. I’d be interested to know whether the new Green River is a straight bourbon whiskey or a blend. I’d hope for the former.
Meanwhile, here are two ads that didn’t make the cut in the first post: