Limestone Branch Master Distiller Stephen Beam announces 2023 Yellowstone® Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

ST. LOUIS (July XX, 2023) – Limestone Branch Distillery Master Distiller Steve Beam announced the 2023 release of Yellowstone Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This latest bourbon – featuring a blend of 7-year, 13-year and 16-year aged bourbons finished in Tokaji casks – was bottled at 101 proof (50.5% ABV), with a limited allocation of 10,000 3-in cases offered nationwide at a suggested retail price of $99.99 per 750 ml bottle starting this August.

As he has done with his limited-edition Yellowstone Bourbon offerings since 2015, Beam hand selected the three aged bourbons, which were then blended and finished in Tokaji casks. Tokaji is a traditional sweet wine from the Tokaji region of Hungary made exclusively from white-wine grapes. Tokaji wines are known as much for their complex, layered flavor profiles as they are for their sweetness.

“With each year’s Yellowstone Limited Edition offering, I seek a finish that I both personally love and believe will make for a flavorful, well-balanced bourbon. This year, I found the perfect finish in the Tokaji casks sourced from northern Hungary,” said Beam. “Consumers can expect aromas of honey, green grapes and freshly baked cinnamon; a body highlighted by dry spice, followed by caramel, dark cherry, citrus and white pepper; and a finish containing notes of dry tobacco, honeysuckle and smoky oak. Fans of Yellowstone Limited Edition offerings will have a new contender for their favorite!”

The 2023 Yellowstone Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey features custom designed bottles with embossing, a high-end natural cork and label containing the 2023 Yellowstone Limited Edition emblem and a 101-proof callout.

About Limestone Branch Distillery

Stephen Beam opened Limestone Branch Distillery in 2011, with the goal of crafting the finest spirits in small batches. Stephen is a seventh-generation distiller with a history of distilling on both sides of his family – Beam and Dant. In 2015, he brought the Yellowstone brand back to the family. The distillery is now home to Yellowstone Select, Yellowstone American Single Malt Whiskey, Yellowstone Limited Edition, Minor Case Rye Whiskey and Bowling & Burch Gin. For more information on Limestone Branch Distillery and Yellowstone, please visit, or

Meet Yellowstone American Single Malt Whiskey – the newest full-time member of the Yellowstone brand family and the latest inspiration from Limestone Branch Distillery Master Distiller Stephen Beam!

It’s set to hit retail shelves in the coming months. Aged four years and bottled at 108 proof (54% ABV), Yellowstone American Single Malt Whiskey will be available nationwide starting in March at a suggested retail price of $54.99.

Yellowstone American Single Malt Whiskey boasts a 100% barley malt mash bill, which yields tasting notes that are a unique departure from its sister spirit, Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Consumers of Yellowstone American Single Malt can expect a nose of cereal malt and honey, with a hint of peach blossom; a sweet, medium body with notes of honey, pear, stone fruit, and dates; and a finish that contains notes of oak, with hints of cinnamon and English Walnuts.

“I’m proud of the success Yellowstone Select Bourbon has enjoyed since 2015 when I introduced my take on my family’s historic brand,” said Beam. “And I’m proud to once again continue my family’s tradition of innovation with the launch of Yellowstone American Single Malt.

This is a brand-new category of American whiskey, and our offering is sure to become a favorite among Yellowstone Bourbon fans and fans of American Single Malt Whiskeys alike.”

Packaging of Yellowstone American Single Malt includes a more design-forward label featuring the brand’s iconic Lower Falls artwork and a more prominent version of the Yellowstone brand name, as well as blue top-wrap to differentiate Yellowstone American Single Malt from other Yellowstone variants.

Keep an eye out over the next couple of months to get your bottle. And find your favorite Limestone Branch Distillery Products near you any time.

NPCA names partner recipient of annual award in honor of commitment to national park protection.

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 24, 2023 – Today, in recognition of their commitment to national park protection, National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has named Yellowstone Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey the recipient of its third annual National Park Defender award. This award, given out each April during National Park Week, recognizes and honors a partner who shows exceptional dedication to national park protection through authentic, impactful partnership with NPCA and educates their customers about the importance of taking action to protect parks.

Partnered since 2018, Yellowstone Bourbon has donated nearly $500,000 to NPCA to preserve national parks and inspire the next generation of park advocates; and in 2023, they became NPCA’s largest annual corporate partner.* The brand’s connection to national parks stretches back over 150 years – in 1872, Yellowstone Bourbon was first crafted in the same year Yellowstone National Park was designated America’s first national park. Today, Yellowstone Bourbon continues to commemorate this heritage through their passionate commitment to the protection of public lands.

“Yellowstone Bourbon has a shared history with our country’s national parks dating back to 1872, when our family named the bourbon after the very first national park,” said Limestone Branch Distillery Master Distiller and Founder Stephen Beam. “I am proud of our continued partnership with the National Parks Conservation Association and its ongoing efforts to keep our parks wild and wonderful. We are doing our part to help educate consumers about the importance of conservation and keeping our parks protected, preserved and accessible for future generations.”

Yellowstone Bourbon has partnered with NPCA on numerous campaigns to educate and inspire customers to take action on behalf of parks, in addition to their efforts to directly support public lands in immediate need. In 2022, Yellowstone Bourbon responded within days of floods that devastated Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding area resulting in nearly $100,000 raised for the Southwest Montana Relief Fund and the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation in conjunction with a fundraising event hosted by NPCA.

This week, Yellowstone Bourbon released a special edition NPCA collector’s label on bottles of Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The bottles feature an illustration of the bears from NPCA’s logo as well as a ribbon in NPCA’s iconic green. Additionally, each bottle includes a QR code that directs to a landing page where customers can learn how Yellowstone Bourbon and NPCA work together to protect public lands.

“Protecting our national parks is a collective effort that succeeds when the movement is as inclusive as the parks themselves,” said Theresa Pierno, President and CEO of National Parks Conservation Association. “Businesses grounded in values, and who put those values into action, are a critical part of ensuring our national parks thrive now, and for generations from now. Based on our five years of partnership together, it’s clear that Yellowstone Bourbon is one of those committed companies. We’re proud to name them this year’s recipient of NPCA’s National Park Defender award for their ardent efforts to educate and empower national park advocates and their dedication to working with NPCA to preserve our public lands.”

To learn more about NPCA’s annual National Park Defender award, please visit here. To learn more about how NPCA and Yellowstone Bourbon partner to protect parks, please visit here.

*Based on donations made within NPCA’s fiscal year 2023.

The glitz, the glam, and the dram, who doesn’t love a good whiskey awards season? Here’s a roundup of the Limestone Branch Distillery spirits that won awards (so far) in 2023.

The ASCOT Awards

ASCOT Awards is an international spirits competition created by spirits personality and veteran tasting judge Fred Minnick. Each year, Fred releases his list as judged by the panel of judges.

We won Gold for Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon and Minor Case Rye Whiskey this year!

SIP Awards

The SIP Awards stands apart as the only internationally recognized consumer-judging spirits competition. Winning a SIP Awards has become synonymous with elite quality as judged by the selective tastes of the consumer.

We were honored to win Platinum for Minor Case Rye Whiskey and two golds, one for Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon and Yellowstone American Single Malt.

Bartender Spirits

Bartender Spirits Awards Aims To Deliver The Best Spirits For On-Premise Sector In USA. “Judged By Bartenders, Bar Managers and Off-Premise Managers For The On-Premise Industry,” the Bartender Spirits Awards will recognize, encourage, promote and celebrate excellence in the U.S. drinks industry.

Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon took home Double Gold! And Yellowstone American Single Malt won Gold.

Honored, but Not Done Yet

Winning awards is always great, and we feel honored by the recognition. Ultimately, we aim to make quality spirits that people will love.


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Limestone Branch Distillery is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Yellowstone bourbon brand by debuting the Yellowstone Select Landmark Edition Bottle series, featuring six different scenes from the national park that inspired the brand.

Available now at retail, bottles of Yellowstone Select Bourbon feature one of six famous park landmarks:

  • Lower Yellowstone Falls (original image)
  • Old Faithful
  • Grand Prismatic Spring
  • Minerva Terrace
  • Roosevelt Arch
  • Lamar Valley

Named after the country’s very first national park, Yellowstone bourbon was introduced in 1872 to honor the park’s remarkable beauty and pioneering spirit. Limestone Branch Distillery has continued the tradition of supporting the park through its ongoing partnership with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), an independent organization working to strengthen and protect our national parks. To date, Limestone Branch has donated nearly $210,000 to the organization, and from Jan. 1 – Nov 30, 2022, Limestone Branch will donate $1.50 to NPCA for each bottle of Yellowstone Whiskey sold, representing a guaranteed donation up to $30,000.

“We’re proud of our brand’s long history honoring its namesake national park, and we are thrilled to pay further tribute through our Yellowstone Select Bourbon Landmark Edition Bottle series,” said Limestone Branch Brand Manager Caitlin Palmieri Jackson. “Our iconic label featuring the Lower Yellowstone Falls has created a connection with fans of both our brand and the park. The Landmark Edition Bottle series was created to expand upon that connection, as the different landmarks are likely to inspire different memories among consumers of the brand, who are now able to choose the bottle/label that is most special to them.”

Limestone Branch Distillery has produced a limited number of cases featuring a random assortment of all six Landmark Edition Bottle labels. Yellowstone Select Landmark Edition bottles will be available nationwide at a suggested retail price of $39.99 until supplies last.