Raise a Toast to Yellowstone Bourbon: A 2020 Review

The Yellowstone Review 2020 is here, and it's bringing the heat! The Beam brothers, Paul and Steve, have crafted a unique bourbon to honor the history of America's first national park. With a time-honored recipe of limestone from Yellowstone National Park, this straight bourbon features a handpicked blend of 4 and 7 year-old bourbons with a smooth, balanced finish.

The aroma of Yellowstone Bourbon is one of its most noteworthy features – it smells rich and smoky with notes of creamed corn, oak, and leather. It's warm and inviting with a subtle sweetness that promises an enjoyable experience. On the palate, it is incredibly smooth with notes of caramelized sugar, honeyed oak, and sweet vanilla. The finish is pleasantly dry with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg that linger on the tongue for qite some time.

Overall, Yellowstone Bourbon has something for everyone. Whether you like your sweet or smoky – this bourbon has it all! It's perfect for sipping neat or as part of an Old Fashioned or Manhattan mix. With its deep family roots and masterful craftsmanship, this bourbon will make any special occasion even more memorable – so cheers to Yellowstone!

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The Smoothness of Yellowstone Bourbon

Yes, Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is smooth and balanced. Crafted from the limestone water of Yellowstone National Park with a blend of 4 and 7 year-old bourbons, it has a mellow flavor that is both subtle and complex. The finish is smooth and without any harsh notes, making it an ideal sipping whiskey.

Who Produces Yellowstone Bourbon?

Yellowstone Bourbon is crafted by the Limestone Branch Distillery, a family-run distillery located in Lebanon, Kentucky. The distillery was founded in 1912 by Minor Case Beam, who was a distant relative of Jim Beam, and his brother Steve. The Beam family has been making quality bourbon for generations and the Limestone Branch Distillery continues to uphold that tradition today. Yellowstone Bourbon is made from a mash bill of 68% corn, 18% , and 14% malted barley. It is aged in charred oak for a minimum of four years and bottled at 90 proof. This traditional bourbon has subtle notes of sweet caramel and vanilla with hints of oak and spice on the finish.

Is Yellowstone Bourbon a Rare Whiskey?

Yes, Yellowstone bourbon is indeed rare. It is made in very small batches, usually with no more than a few hundred bottles produced each batch. This limited production results in the limited availability of the bourbon and makes it hard to find. Additionally, Yellowstone bourbon is only available in a select few stores throughout the United States. Its rarity adds to its appeal and has helped make it one of the most sought-after bourbons on the market.

The Taste of Yellowstone Bourbon

Yellowstone bourbon has a smooth and mellow flavor, with notes of oak, caramel, dried orchard fruit, baking spice, nuts, vanilla taffy and a hint of orange peel. The taste is balanced and complex, with subtle grassy notes that add complexity to the overall profile. On the palate it is velvety and creamy with a sweet finish. It is excellent for sipping neat or on the rocks as well as in .

Aging Process of Yellowstone Bourbon

Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a marriage of two high-rye Kentucky straight bourbon whiskies, one aged four years and another aged seven years. This means that Yellowstone Bourbon is aged for a combined total of eleven years. The bourbon is hand-selected by Paul and Steve Beam, two of the Beam family's master distillers, and is part of the family's renowned line of small-batch bourbons.

The Quality of Yellowstone Whiskey

Yellowstone whiskey is a smooth, full-bodied spirit with a complex flavor profile. The nose offers notes of oak, leather, vanilla, and sweet toasted grains. On the palate, it is rich and creamy with hints of spice and white pepper. Aged in charred American White Oak barrels, the whiskey has a pleasant smokiness that lingers on the finish. Overall, Yellowstone whiskey is an enjoyable dram that will please any whiskey aficionado.


In conclusion, Yellowstone Bourbon is a unique and memorable experience. It is crafted from a time-honored recipe that utilizes the limestone water of Yellowstone National Park to create a smooth, balanced finish. It is owned by brothers Paul and Steve Beam, from bourbon family legends J.B. Dant and the Beams, highlighting their deep family roots in the bourbon industry. The taste and aroma are both delightful, featuring creamed corn, oak, and leather notes that linger on the palate. This exclusive liquor is a great choice for those looking to enjoy an exceptional Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

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Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.