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Limestone Branch opens tasting room

The new tasting space will be used to expand the distillery’s barrel selection program and is named after Stephen B Beam, the founder of Limestone Branch.

The Stephen B Beam Tasting Lodge can accommodate 20 people at a time.

Limestone Branch Distillery in Lebanon, Kentucky, has opened the Stephen B Beam Tasting Lodge, a 1,250-square-foot space that will be used to expand its barrel selection program. Named after the distillery’s founder, the building will accommodate customers brewing barrels of Yellowstone bourbon, Yellowstone American single malt and Minor Case six-year-old rye.

“It is humbling and exciting to have the Tasting Lodge named in my honor, as it is an extension of our dream of bringing our recipes and family traditions to customers in small batches since opening from the Limestone Branch Distillery over 10 years ago,” said Master Distiller Stephen Beam. .

According to Bourbon Economic Impact Report released in February by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, the Kentucky Bourbon industry recorded 2.5 million visitor experiences in 2023. That number is set to grow, as Limestone Branch welcomes drinkers to its new Tasting Lodge, which can accommodate 20 guests at a time.

In addition to the barrel selection program, the distillery will offer VIP opportunities for cocktail mixology classes, premium tastings and private events for consumers and retail customers.

“As we continue to expand our keg program to include more unique and sought-after selections, we wanted to create a dedicated space for customers to take full advantage of these offerings,” said Casey Shirley, Luxco keg program manager. .

“The addition of the private Tasting Lodge provides the perfect location for guests to learn more about our award-winning brands, taste and select the perfect cask.”

For those unable to visit Kentucky, Limestone offers mail-in selection kits containing samples hand-selected by the distillery team, signature glassware, a tasting notebook, and a guided guided tasting video by Bourbon Executive Delegate, Stephen Fante.

For Yellowstone Bourbon, customers can choose from three proof options: 109, 115 and 119. Each barrel has been aged for a minimum of four years and produces approximately 180 bottles. Its suggested retail price is $60.

For Yellowstone American single malt, customers can choose from three proof options: 106, 110 and 116. Each cask has been aged for a minimum of four years and produces approximately 180 bottles. Its suggested retail price is $70.

For the Minor Case Six Year Old Rye, customers can choose from three proof options: 105, 110 and 115. The whiskey was made from a mash of 51% rye, 45% corn and 4% d ‘barley. Each barrel produces approximately 180 bottles. Its suggested retail price is $60.