Limestone Branch Distillery has released Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey, which underwent a sherry cask finish and is bottled at 90 proof.
“My grandfather, Minor Case Beam, made rye whiskey in his day, before prohibition, which was his specialty. This rye whiskey is inspired by him and a tribute to his distilling legacy,” says Steve Beam, president and distiller of Limestone Branch Distillery.
Aged two years, Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey offers a warm rye spice complemented by the dried fruit notes from being finished in a sherry cask, the company says.
The whiskey is packaged in a flask-style bottle with a letterpress label and a cork topper. All of the details of the packaging are also a nod to the family history and tradition. The bottle features the crest Minor Case Beam used in his labels back when he had his own distillery.
The whiskey will be offered nationwide beginning at the end of February for the suggested retail price of $49.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
Steve and his brother Paul Beam opened Limestone Branch Distillery in 2011. In 2015, they brought the Yellowstone brand back to the family and launched a limited edition bourbon to commemorate the brand’s 105th anniversary.