Yellowstone Limited Edition 2023 Bourbon Review

Yellowstone Limited Edition 2023 Bourbon is a blend of 7, 13 & 16 year old bourbons, finished in Tokaji casks. Wondering what it is like? Read Ray's review to find out!

Yellowstone
Limited Edition 2023
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Finished in Tokaji Casks
Proof 101
MSRP: $99.99
Review

Please enjoy our Yellowstone Limited Edition 2023 Bourbon review by Ray Marcano.

Buy it? That’s a tough one. I’m glad I have it, but there are better products at the $100 price point.

History

Each year since 2015, Steve Beam, the master distiller at Limestone Branch, selects bourbons which will be a part of their annual limited release. In 2023, he carefully selected three bourbons that he then aged in Tokaji casks. The 2023 release contains a blend of 7-year, 13-year, and 16-year aged bourbon. Limestone Branch released 30,000 total bottles nationwide.

Tasting Notes – Yellowstone Limited Edition 2023 Bourbon

Let’s taste it:

🛌 Rested for 15 minutes in a Glencairn glass

👉Nose: Pepper, cinnamon, citrus, green grapes
👉Taste: Sweet caramel, vanilla, pepper, sweet dried fruit
👉Finish: Spice, dark cherries, oak

Summary

I usually don’t put water or ice in bourbon, and I figured that, at just 101 proof, I wouldn’t need to cut the Yellowstone Limited Edition 2023 Bourbon. How wrong I was. This is a hot bourbon with lots of spice, so much so I had a hard time discerning the qualities on the nose, palate and finish. So I added a drop of water, which considerably opened up the flavor. I didn’t get green grapes or sweetness on the nose until I added water. Even then, it’s a hot pour that lingers and gets to dark cherries, the best part of the finish.

Conclusion – Yellowstone Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

This is an interesting bourbon because I would have never expected so much heat. Add water, and it’s a very good sipper. While the $100 price point isn’t out of line with products of other smaller distilleries, I can come up with a dozen bourbons I’d rather buy. At, let’s say, $60 a bottle, I’d buy this all day long. $100 makes it a dicier proposition.

 Have you tried the Yellowstone Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey? What do you think? Cheers!🥃

We hope you have enjoyed our Yellowstone Limited Edition 2023 Bourbon review by Ray Marcano. Ray publishes a free monthly newsletter, The Bourbon Resource. You can subscribe here. If you would like to learn about another bourbon finished in spirit and wine casks, then read our 15 Stars Triple Cask Bourbon Review!

Note: Limestone Branch Distillery provided a sample of the Yellowstone® Limited Edition 2023 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey for review purposes without any special considerations.

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