Straight rye whiskey from Kentucky's Limestone Branch distillery, producers of Yellowstone.
Highly sought after and new to Australia in July 2021, this is finished in sherry casks.
Nose: Earthy notes and sweet sherry.
Palate: Hint of sweet butterscotch.
Finish: Smooth, with hints of dried fruits.
Limestone Branch Distillers was founded by brothers Steve and Paul Beam - descendents of Jacob 'Jim' Beam and pioneering distiller J.W. Dant - in 2010. The company has strong ties to national park conservation. Their Yellowstone bourbon takes its name from the national park of the same name.
"As seventh-generation distillers, we have another favorite pastime: reminiscing. In 1871, M.C. Beam began his distilling career under the supervision of his Uncle Jack Beam. By 1883, he was a partner at his own operation, where he brought his son Guy — Steve and Paul Beam’s grandfather — into the business.
"Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey is 'what might have been' in a bottle, reawakening the stills of M.C. Beam that were silenced by Prohibition. 'I always felt it was an unfinished chapter in our book,' Steve says."