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New release from Limestone Branch Distillery

Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey has been introduced by Limestone Brand Distillery. The new release is finished in a sherry cask and bottled at 90 proof.

Steve Beam, president and distiller of Limestone Branch Distillery says: “My grandfather, Minor Case Beam, made rye whiskey in his day, before prohibition, which was his specialty. This rye whiskey is inspired by him and a tribute to his distilling legacy. His mission was to craft only the finest whiskey – we are honoring him, his passion for distilling and what could’ve been if prohibition didn’t occur with this straight rye.”

Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey is available in 75cl bottles and is aged for two years.

Beam says: “This is a direct link to our family lineage on our father’s side, the Beams. We are excited to share our family heritage and proud to honor our great-grandfather with the release of this product.

The whiskey is packaged in a flask-style bottle with a letterpress label and a cork topper. All of the details of the packaging are also a nod to the family history and tradition. The bottle features the crest Minor Case Beam used in his labels back when he had his own distillery. Beam says: “We wanted to incorporate his original logo as a special touch. If you look closely, you can see the letters M, C and B in the crest.

The whiskey will be offered across the US beginning for the retail price of US$49.99.

Steve Beam and his brother Paul Beam opened Limestone Branch Distillery in 2011. 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.

5 March 2017 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor