Limestone Branch Distillery has introduced the 2016 edition of its Yellowstone Kentucky Straight Bourbon. A limited-edition product, this year it combines two extra-aged rye mashed bourbons finished in toasted wine barrels.
Steve Beam, president and distiller of Limestone Branch Distillery says: "We used 28 new wine barrels with varying levels of toast – I was interested in how toasting versus charring would contribute to the bourbon."
The 2016 has been bottled at 101 proof and is available in 750ml bottles signed by Steve Beam and nestled in commemorative tubes. Approximately 7,000 bottles of this bourbon are being produced this autumn at Limestone Branch Distillery and the suggested retail price is $99.99.
Beam says: “The 2016 limited edition Yellowstone is all about the subtle nuances that can be achieved through manipulating the barrel. While last year’s edition was more about big, bold flavours achieved through char and age, this year’s is softer with a subtle complexity.”
Steve Beam and his brother Paul Beam opened Limestone Branch Distillery in 2011 with the goal of crafting the finest whiskey in small batches. The distillery is known for its T.J. Pottinger Sugar Shine and Precinct No. 6 whisky. With a history of distilling on both sides of their family – Beam and Dant – the brothers are seventh- generation distillers. 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.
9 October 2016 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, editorial assistant