Yellowstone Limited Bourbon 7 Year
Bourbon /50.5% ABV / Kentucky, United States
- Kentucky, United States
Introducing the third & final generation of our descendant-barrel finishing experiment. In 2016 we finished our Limited Edition Bourbon in specially selected new wine barrels. These uniquely nuanced wine casks lent their special flavor and finish to that year’s celebrated bourbon, but their journey was barely begun. Later that year, the same barrels – whose richness and flavor, now increasing with experience – were lightly (No. 1) charred after 2016’s bourbon was dumped and bottled. Then, the same 28 barrels were refilled with our soon-to-be Double-Gold-winning 2017 Limited Edition. This year, for our 2018 Limited Edition, the very same barrels – now with a rich complexity of their own – were dumped and deeply (No. 3) charred. This heavy char over bourbon-wet oak produced a rich palate of burnt sugar, deep caramel and a lingering essence of Crème Brûĺee. As always, the constituent bourbon aged in these extraordinary casks is carefully hand selected and, like last year, includes our own bourbon, lovingly handmade here at Limestone Branch with our signature heirloom white corn. From our hearts to fill your glass.California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
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Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.