Classification: Straight Bourbon Finished in Amarone Casks
Company: Limestone Branch Distilling Co.
Release Date: July 2021
Age: NAS (Press Release states a blend of 7 year old barrels finished in Amarone casks and 15 year old barrels)
MSRP: $100 (2021)
Caramel | Vanilla | Raisin | Baking spice | Traditional, quintessential bourbon aroma with a medium potency
Light cinnamon | Caramel | Anise | Hint of smoke | Light cherry | Nice body
Vanilla | Caramel chews | Clove | Toffee | Spice builds up, but doesn’t overpower | Balanced and complex, but very subtle
Yellowstone Limited Edition bourbons have been a hallmark of consistency. Well balanced, subtle delivery of flavors, and crowd-pleasing could describe any release to date. Despite the inclusion of 15 year old barrels, 2021’s release doesn’t introduce much oak or obvious age into the composition, instead maintaining balance throughout. And despite the finishing of the 7 year old bourbon in Amarone wine casks, there is nothing overpowering about this inclusion either.
Those looking for a more potent or robust delivery of flavors or impact of a finish will not find it here. Instead, Yellowstone Limited Edition’s flavor delivery is reminiscent of limited edition Four Roses releases, and will please those who appreciate a more subtle and well-balanced flavor profile.