Limestone Branch Distillery located in Lebanon, Kentucky best known for its Yellowstone Kentucky Straight Bourbon and Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey is expanding its product line into the gin family. The new Bowling & Burch Gin traces its roots back to the Beam’s ancestors the Bowlings and the Burches, who emigrated from England to the Eastern United States in the mid 1600s.
“This new world gin was born from the passion my ancestors and I have for gardening, as well as for creating high-quality spirits, of course,” says Steve Beam Head Distiller at Limestone Branch Distillery. “With my background in horticulture, I wanted to experiment with botanicals grown here locally and create something truly special.”
Marrying His Loves of Distilled Spirits and Horticulture
Beam graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Landscape Architecture and was the Chair of the Horticulture committee of Miami Beach Botanical garden for a few years before coming back to his family’s legacy of distilling. He is now able to merge his twin passions for distilling and horticulture into Bowling & Burch gin. This new gin is distilled and bottled at the distillery using 17 botanicals, some of them grown on site at the Lebanon distillery.
“We wanted a truly artful bottle to represent how distinctive the gin is and also to showcase the botanicals used to create this balanced flavor profile, such as lemon verbena, bitter orange, rosemary and honeysuckle” said Beam.
Bowling & Burch New World Gin is bottled at 96 proof and packaged in a unique and artful screen-printed apothecary style 750 ml bottle. Beam also notes he used a custom still fabrication in order to capture the most delicate essence of the botanicals. The gin officially launches in select key markets in early 2020, including Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Florida.
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