October will see the debut of Yellowstone Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Toasted Staves, the inaugural offering in the brand’s Special Finishes Collection, and the most recent creation from Limestone Branch Distillery Master Distiller Stephen Beam. Yellowstone Toasted, aged four years and bottled at 100 proof (50% ABV), will retail for $49.99 per 750-ml bottle nationally.
The first step is the traditional bourbon mash bill for Yellowstone Toasted, then stave finishing. To achieve the required taste profile, Beam, a seventh-generation master distiller, hand-selected a blend of five distinct staves: high toast, American oak double toast, vanilla, Brickhouse, and spice rack.
The resultant whiskey has a medium body with notes of walnut, toffee, black tea, and white pepper; a crisp finish accentuated by cocoa, tobacco, and oak; and an aroma of toasted caramel and vanilla with traces of fall spices and cinnamon.
“Honoring more than 150 years of Bourbon heritage while still keeping things fresh and exciting is what the Yellowstone Special Finishes Collection does well,” Beam added. “In 2016, 2017, and 2018, I started experimenting with toasted barrels with the Yellowstone Limited Edition releases. More recently, I did the same with the distillery-only Yellowstone Toasted Single Barrel. To get the ideal taste profile for Yellowstone Toasted, my knowledge helped determine which stave flavors to utilize and at what ratio. Customers should give this newest full-time member of the Yellowstone Bourbon family a try.
The Roosevelt Arch artwork, the brand’s trademark bottle, a larger version of the Yellowstone moniker, and a Special Finishes Collection call-out are all included on the Yellowstone Toasted packaging. The brown top wrap on the bottle helps set Yellowstone Toasted Bourbon apart from other brand variations.
- Yellowstone Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is set to release a new variant called Yellowstone Toasted, part of the Special Finishes Collection, featuring a unique blend of five distinct staves for finishing.
- Crafted by seventh-generation Master Distiller Stephen Beam, the bourbon is aged for four years, bottled at 100 proof, and priced at $49.99 per 750-ml bottle.
- Yellowstone Toasted offers a medium-bodied whiskey with flavor notes including walnut, toffee, black tea, and white pepper, a crisp finish with cocoa, tobacco, and oak accents, and an aroma featuring toasted caramel, vanilla, fall spices, and cinnamon.
- The packaging showcases the brand’s trademark elements, including the Roosevelt Arch artwork, the Yellowstone moniker, and a Special Finishes Collection call-out, with a distinctive brown top wrap to distinguish it from other variants.