Green River Whiskey has been bottled, as best as can be determined, from about 1904 to 1960. National Prohibition started in 1920, and the Repeal took effect in 1933. So, basically Green River Whiskey was distilled and bottled up to Prohibition. It was bottled out of U.S. Government warehouses during National Prohibition ... just the confiscated whiskey as it was illegal to distill new whiskey. This process occurred during the latter part of Prohibition when the government bureau administering the Volstead Act created an exemption for liquor sold as Medicinal Alcohol. Beginning in 1934 after Repeal, Green River Whiskey began active corporate distribution again.
During all of this period Green River Whiskey was made by different companies. The company that manufactured bottles was Oldetyme Distillers, Inc., a New York City company started in 1934. All GRW bottles with good labels are collectible. Look under the bottom of the bottle and you should see numbers. On the right side of the bottle there should be the date of issue. Seldom is the whole date given, just the last two digits, and sometimes just one digit. As for the value of these bottles..... the price tends not to exceed $50.00. Full bottles command a greater premium.