Tuesday, February 28, 2017


The Lebanon, Kentucky based Limestone Branch Distillery, has announced the launch of a new straight rye whiskey.

Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey (45% ABV) has been aged for two years and finished in sherry casks.

Limestone Branch Distillery launches new straight rye whiskey

This latest release from the distillery founded by Steve Beam in 2010, is said to offer a warm rye spice, complemented by the dried fruit notes which have been influenced from the finishing in a sherry cask.

Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey, will come packaged in a unique 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.

Commenting on the launch, Steve Beam, President and Distiller of Limestone Branch Distillery, said: “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 honouring him, his passion for distilling and what could’ve been if prohibition didn’t occur with this straight rye.”

Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey, will be available across the US, from specialist retailers later this month, for a RRP of $49.99.

Posted by Steve Rush