Yellowstone reveals wine-finished BourbonBy Alice Brooker
Limestone Branch Distillery has debuted a limited edition Yellowstone Kentucky Straight Bourbon finished in Marsala Superiore casks.
The whiskey consists of a blend of seven, 15 and 16-year-old Bourbons, hand-selected by master distiller Stephen Beam, and aged in Marsala Superiore casks.
Marsala Superiore is a dry, sweet wine produced near Sicily and aged for at least two years. It is is said to impart tangy flavours of dried fruit and citrus on the whiskey.
“I’ve been experimenting with different finishes for the Yellowstone limited edition Bourbons, and I really fell in love with the impact the Marsala Superiore cask finish has on the overall taste profile of the Bourbon,” said Beam.
“Consumers can expect an aroma of dried apricots and honey with hints of tobacco; a body that contains dark-brown sugar notes, mixed with dried fruit, walnut and dates, with a hint of vanilla; followed by a lingering finish with hints of palm sugar and tamarind. It’s certain to become a new fan favourite.”
The bottling will be available in September for RRP US$99.99 per 750ml.
Resting at 50.5% ABV, the whiskey is sold in custom-designed bottles featuring embossing and a natural cork stopper.
The brand celebrated its 150th anniversary in January, with the release of six new bottle designs for Yellowstone Select Bourbon.
“We’ve had a lot to celebrate in 2022, including the launch of Yellowstone Family Recipe and the 150th anniversary of the Yellowstone brand,” said Caitlin Palmieri Jackson, brand manager for Limestone Branch Distillery.
“Our 2022 Yellowstone Limited Edition expression is the latest achievement to celebrate this year as the brand family continues to grow, both in terms of overall popularity and varietals offered.”