Limestone Branch Distillery has introduced the 2017 version of Yellowstone Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon, finished in charred wine casks, set to hit the market in October. This year’s limited edition combines hand-selected, seven and 12-year Kentucky Straight Bourbons, with a special touch of Limestone Branch Distillery’s first available, 4-year Kentucky Straight Bourbon. The Bourbon is then rested in once-filled, double seasoned barrels, which are toasted and then lightly charred.
“We are beyond proud to be using some of our own distillate in this year’s Yellowstone Limited Edition,” says Steve Beam, president, and distiller of Limestone Branch Distillery.
“This is a momentous release for our family and it is meticulously handmade, grain to glass, right here at our distillery.”
Bottled at 101 proof and available in 750ml bottles signed by Steve Beam and nestled in commemorative tubes, Yellowstone Limited Edition offers an earthy flavor, dark and rich, with a nose of toasted oak, caramel and butterscotch at the front of the palate, giving way to rich leather and dark summer fruit on the finish. Approximately 7,000-8,000 bottles of this Bourbon are being produced this fall at Limestone Branch Distillery, and the suggested retail price is $99.99.
“By finishing the Bourbon in charred wine casks, we allowed the juice to intensify and evolve, creating a wonderful result,” says Beam.
“While last year’s edition was more about subtle nuances, this year’s edition we focused on intense flavors and a richer final product.”
Steve Beam and his brother Paul Beam opened Limestone Branch Distillery in 2011, with the goal of crafting the finest Whiskey in small batches, honoring their long family heritage. With a history of distilling on both sides of their family – Beam and Dant – the brothers are seventh-generation distillers. In 2015, by partnering with Luxco, they brought the Yellowstone brand back to the family, just in time to commemorate the brand’s 105th anniversary.
As one of the founding members of the Kentucky Craft Bourbon Trail, Limestone Branch Distillery is located in Lebanon, Ky., in the heart of Bourbon country. The distillery is well-known for its handcrafted products, including Yellowstone Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon and Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey.
According to Beam: “A true family affair, in 1910 my father’s grandfather, Minor Case Beam, sold his Old Trump Distillery to Joseph Bernard Dant, pioneer distiller and relative to my mother, and began producing Yellowstone at the distillery. I am proud to welcome the Yellowstone brand back to our family 105 years later with this perfectly smooth blend of the finest 12-year rye, 7-year rye, and 7-year wheated Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey lovingly bottled at 105 proof: the only way to celebrate this family legacy.”
The company website says: “Yellowstone Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon, a marriage of some of the finest hand-selected Bourbon available, celebrates the return of Yellowstone to the family of Limestone Branch founders Steve and Paul Beam – and the many fine Bourbons to come.”
For more information on Limestone Branch Distillery and Yellowstone, please visit www.limestonebranch.com, www.yellowstonebourbon.com or www.facebook.com/limestone-branch-distillery.