Brothers Steve and Paul Beam founded Limestone Branch Distillery to create a superior, uniquely American product that also celebrates their sprawling family history. Their Beam and Dant ancestors have produced bourbon in Kentucky since 1795.
Under the guidance of their father, Jimmy Beam, the brothers have reconstructed a distillery reminiscent of an era gone by. From the ground up, they have built Limestone Branch with authenticity in mind. They use a 150-gallon hand-hammered copper pot still to produce small, one-barrel batches of the finest product imaginable.
We met in a restored historic 1800's brick firehouse, which is now owned by Jeffersontown Firefighters Union. The site was originally a Civil War Army base. The current brick structures were built after the Civil War, and the firehouse was staffed with Army firefighters.
We started with a Manhattan for a welcome cocktail. The tasting included Yellowstone Select, Yellowstone Limited Edition and Minor Case Rye. For food, we cooked tasty cheeseburgers on the grill.