The operations at Limestone Branch are more on scale with Kentucky’s earliest distillers. By my estimation, the entire contents of the distillation room – the still, tanks, barrels, equipment, grain, cabinets, tables, everything – could fit into just one of the 10,000 gallon mash tubs at Jim Beam. And like the early distillers, Limestone Branch starts with locally-grown heirloom corn and a 150-gallon copper pot still. Using a mash bill that I couldn’t convince Steve to tell me, Limestone Branch barreled its first Bourbon distillate 2½ years ago. With just a single barrel at that age, Steve understandably couldn’t spare a sample for an inquisitive blogger like me.