The folks at Limestone Branch Distillery have been keeping busy, after launching their limited edition Yellowstone Bourbon in fall of 2015 they’re now bringing to market their Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon. The blend is comprised of hand selected barrels of 4-year and 7-year Kentucky Straight bourbon.
“Yellowstone Select uses some of the finest hand-selected barrels available to create a well-rounded bourbon – a spicy rye taste at first rounding out with caramel notes and a rich, brown sugar finish that highlights Kentucky tradition,” says Steve Beam, president and distiller of Limestone Branch Distillery. “In 2010, my family and I founded Limestone Branch Distillery with the intention of crafting only the finest whiskey and the dream of restoring the Yellowstone brand to its former glory. In the spring of 2015, that dream came true, and to celebrate this family reunion of sorts, we bring you Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.”
Yellowstone Select comes in at a more affordable price point than their limited edition older brother, at around $49.99 USD per bottle and will be available nationally; along with Limestone Branch’s other offerings like their Moon Pie Moonshine, T.J. Pottinger Sugar Shine and Precinct No. 6 whiskey. This should be an interesting release, considering the distillery was opened in 2010 I would assume that the 7 year old bourbon is likely sourced, while the four year old may be from Limestone’s own warehouses. They were kind enough to send me a bottle and as soon as I receive it I’ll be posting up a review, I’m eager to compare it side by side to the limited edition.
On top of this release, in fall of 2016, Limestone Branch is planning on launching the Yellowstone Barrel Selection Program, where consumers can create a one-of-a-kind bourbon experience. The program will allow participants to choose their own mash bill, barrel size, barrel char level and aging level, as well as allowing them to choose their level of involvement in the process. Participants will be able to select their personalized bourbon and visit the distillery to fill the barrel and bottle the product. As the popularity of bourbon continues to grow, this kind of program and hands on approach goes above and beyond the traditional distillery experience and helps set apart the larger players and earn smaller operations like this diehard fans.
If you get your hands on a bottle, be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments.