With hundreds of years of distilling history in their family, seventh-generation distillers Steve and his brother Paul Beam opened Limestone Branch Distillery in 2011. They’ve been crafting whiskey in small batches ever since.
In 2015, they brought the Yellowstone brand back to the family and launched a limited edition bourbon to commemorate the brand’s 105th anniversary. They also launched Yellowstone Select earlier this year. Now, they are introducing the latest addition to the family, the 2016 edition of Yellowstone® Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon.
The 2016 Yellowstone combines two extra-aged rye mashed bourbons – a stately 12-year and a bold 7-year – hand-selected and finished for several months in new toasted wine barrels. The brothers say the result is a small batch bourbon with a truly unique complexity and character.
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“We used 28 new wine barrels with varying levels of toast – I was interested in how toasting versus charring would contribute to the bourbon,” says Steve Beam, President and Distiller of Limestone Branch Distillery. “The result was a delightful nose that is full of vanilla, sweet tea and summer fruit with a hint of smoke…While last year’s edition was more about big, bold flavors achieved through char and age, this year’s is softer with a subtle complexity.”
The latest edition is bottled at 101 proof and is available in 750ml bottles signed by Steve Beam and packaged in a commemorative tube. Approximately 7,000 bottles of this bourbon are being produced at Limestone Branch Distillery with an October release and a suggested retail price of $99.99.
2016 Yellowstone Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon