Yellowstone Family Recipe is a throwback to the original Yellowstone bourbon recipe
Limestone Branch Distillery is introducing a new limited release, Yellowstone Family Recipe.
This new bourbon is a throwback to Yellowstone's original namesake bourbon in several ways. Limestone Branch Distillery Master Distiller Stephen Beam created a recipe inspired by notes from his grandfather, Guy Beam. Using DNA, he also cloned the yeast from a jug that belonged to his great-grandfather, Minor Case Beam. The bottle also carries the brand's original 6-year age statement.
Even before opening the doors at Limestone Branch Distillery, I dreamed about producing a bourbon that was faithful to old family recipes and maintained my family’s heritage and tradition of distilling. Yellowstone Family Recipe Bourbon is the culmination of decades of dreaming and more than 10 years of effort at the distillery.
– Stephen Beam, Limestone Branch Distillery Master Distiller
Stephen Beam began distilling this recipe in 2015, and the whiskey is finally mature. According to Limestone Branch, "expect a nose of toasted caramel, candied nuts, tobacco and oak; a bold Kentucky straight bourbon flavor that includes citrus, toasted oak and hints of marzipan and spice; and a medium, nutty finish."
6,000 cases of Yellowstone Family Recipe will be released across three waves this year: in April, it will be available in Montana, Wyoming, and Kentucky (including the distillery), to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone National Park. In August and then sometime in the fourth quarter, two additional allocations will be available nationwide.
The distillery plans to produce Yellowstone Family Recipe annually. It'll be bottled at 100 proof, and has a suggested retail price of $70.