Tuesday, March 12, 2024


The Kentucky based Limestone Branch Distillery, has announced the launch of the second expression from its Special Finishes Collection.

Yellowstone Rum Cask Finish (50% ABV) is a 4 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon, which has been produced using the brand’s traditional Bourbon mash bill. The whiskey was finished for nine weeks in casks that previously held Cuban rum.

Yellowstone Rum Cask Finish

The resulting bourbon is said to feature a flavourful blend of spice and tropical sweetness; a medium body with notes of toasted marshmallow, crème brûlée and toffee toasted oak; and a finish that is highlighted by tobacco, clove, cocoa seasoned oak and honey.

Commenting on the launch, Stephen Beam, Master Distiller at Limestone Branch Distillery, said: “Rum has the sweetest notes of all the casks we’ve used for secondary finishing, and it was an ideal choice for the next adventure in our Special Finishes Collection. Rum is an exceptional compliment to bourbon, and they come together to create subtle notes of sweetness and brown sugar, which are soaked up and stored within the staves and perfectly complement the vanilla, caramel, and rye flavours of Yellowstone. Our four-year bourbon is a classic Kentucky bourbon and makes for a fantastic base. This allows me to go in many directions with the finishes while remaining true to or original profile.”

Yellowstone Rum Cask Finish, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £59.00.

Posted by Steve Rush