KY Corn is proud to announce a new collaboration with the Green River Distilling Company in Owensboro on a new bourbon offering that is designed to put a portion of profits back into the corn industry for corn production and sustainability research.
The label, Yellow Banks™ Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, is a 2020 Gold Medal recipient from the Beverage Testing Institute. It carries the Ky Corn Growers Association logo directly on the bottle. It was released in the Owensboro market on November 1, with expectations to be expanded regionally and eventually nationally over the coming year.
“We are so excited to enter into this relationship with Green River Distilling Company,” said Laura Knoth, KY Corn’s Executive Director. “The leadership at this distillery has demonstrated it as a priority to incorporate the people behind the production of corn, their commitment to the environment and the culture of corn farming. The commitment to give back financially speaks volumes.”
A section of the distillery Visitor’s Center and artwork throughout is dedicated to educate visitors about farmers and the production of corn.
Ray Allan Mackey, chairman of the KY Corn Promotion Council, commented, “Bourbon is a big buyer of our corn and the bourbon industry is an incredible platform to educate consumers about corn production in an accurate fashion. It only makes sense for the corn checkoff to invest with bourbon industry stakeholders to empower them in efforts to tell bourbon’s and corn’s story.”
Yellow Banks™ Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey can be purchased at the Green River Distillery, 10 Distillery Rd., Owensboro, KY and at several locations around the Owensboro Area. Visit www.yellowbankswhiskey.com.