The Dram

Our blog mission is simple: to embrace life’s small pleasures. Those could be trying that new limited-quantity gin (we happen to know of one), experimenting with bourbon in your cooking, or camping with close friends in your favorite national park. Because small pleasures can turn into big moments.


5 National Parks to Explore

You could visit one national park every week in the United States and its territories, and at the end of a year, you’d still have nine to go. The current roster sits at 61, and all are worthy of a sojourn.  

But we thought it might be fun to corral five to spotlight, while reminding you of our National Parks ProgramFor every bottle of Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey sold, we donate $1 to the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) for its work in preserving some 85 million natural acres for future generations. Read More


Top 5 Reasons to Visit Limestone Branch Distillery

We can think of three fantastic reasons right off the bat for why a visit to Limestone Branch Distillery is a must: Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Yellowstone Limited Edition, and Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey. Those are the three storied whiskeys that Limestone Branch lovingly crafts, and they’re pretty persuasive on their own.

Seeing where these superb spirits are made seems imperative for any whiskey aficionado. But there’s more to life than whiskey (or so we’ve been told). There’s history, tradition, and a cat named Corky.

Whiskey Ambassador Stephen Fante offers this list of reasons to visit Limestone Branch Distillery:Read More


What Aging in a Sherry Barrel Does to Whiskey

If you own a bottle of Limestone Branch Distillery’s Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey, you’ve seen the words “sherry cask finished” on the label.

You also know that Minor Case Rye tastes special — like no other rye you’ve tasted, with a soft richness and smooth mouth feel.

Do we have the sherry to thank for all this? Absolutely, says Whiskey Ambassador Stephen Fante.

“Are you kidding me?” he exclaims. “The influence of the sherry is key. It creates a rye with a fruit-forward nose that follows through on the palate to give a soft finish — rather than the heat and spice of a straight rye.”

Finishing whiskey in a sherry cask is actually a centuries-old practice: Sherry and whiskey go way back.Read More

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