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Yellowstone’s 2022 Limited Edition Bourbon Finished In Marsala Superiore Casks

Limestone Branch’s Master Distiller Stephen Beam recently unveiled their upcoming release of 2022 Yellowstone Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

This expression features a blend of 7-year, 15-year and 16-year bourbons selected by Beam and aged in Marsala Superiore casks. This latest limited edition will be available in September and has a suggested retail price of $99.99 per 750ml bottle.

Since 2015, Beam has made a limited-edition bourbon every year under the Yellowstone brand. The whiskey brand and its namesake national park celebrate a 150th anniversary in 2022.

2022 Yellowstone Limited Edition Bourbon
2022 Yellowstone Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (image via Limestone Branch)

For the 2022 Yellowstone Limited Edition, Beam selected Marsala Superiore casks to finish select barrels of 7-year-old-bourbon, which the distiller noted provides unique tasting notes to complement the extra-aged bourbons that make up this year’s blend.

Marsala Superiore is a dry, sweet wine produced near the Sicilian town of Marsala, and they’re generally aged at least two years. The fortified wine called Marsala, which is similar to Sherry in taste, offers tangy flavors of dried fruit and citrus and is often used in cooking or served as a dessert wine.

“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,” Stephen Beam said, in a prepared statement.

The master distiller noted that this year’s limited edition finds aromas 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.

The 2022 Yellowstone Limited Edition Is bottled at 101 proof (50.5% ABV) and comes in custom-designed bottles featuring embossing, a natural cork and a label featuring the 2022 Yellowstone Limited Edition emblem.

Starting in September, 10,000 cases (with three bottles per case) will be available at retail locations nationwide.

“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.”

Stephen Beam and his brother Paul Beam opened Limestone Branch Distillery in 2011. With a history of distilling on both sides of their family, Beam and Dant, the brothers are seventh-generation distillers. The distillery is now home to Yellowstone Select, Yellowstone Limited Edition, and Minor Case Rye Whiskey, as well as the newest addition, Bowling & Burch Gin.

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Gary Carter

Gary Carter has been at the helm of metro newspapers, magazines, and television news programs as well as a radio host and marketing manager. He is a writer/editor/photographer/designer by trade, with more than 30 years experience in the publishing and marketing field. Gary enjoys working to build something great, whether that be a novel project, a start-up, an organization, a fresh-face to the journalistic world, or even something as simple as a short story. A native Texan and a Pacific Northwest convert, he is a whiskey enthusiast who cut his teeth on it ... literally!

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