One of the most sublime pleasures of summer is the joy of standing over a smoky fire and grilling up something good.

There’s something mesmerizing about cooking over an open fire. It takes you back to the basics, and, even if you’re not the one manning the tongs, you find yourself drawn to all those mouthwatering smells of food sizzling over the flame.

Add some whiskey to the mix, and you have yourself an instant summer party (and that’s true even if it’s a party of one).

For your summer 2020 pleasure, we offer Limestone Branch’s three premiere whiskeys and their perfect grilled partners.

Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey: Burgers over the campfire
Nothing beats the great outdoors, whether you’re hiking through the woods or reclining on a sleeping bag gazing up at the stars. Camping also makes food taste better — it’s a known fact. That burger seared over the campfire tastes twice as good as the one you make at home

Pair it with Yellowstone Select, a blend of 4- and 7-year-old bourbons whose notes of caramel, brown sugar, and smoke will complement the smoky edges of the burger, plus a hint of rye that will spice up the bourbon’s smooth finish.

Yellowstone Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey: Skewers at the beach
The best summer party is a beach party, starring the holy trio of sun, sand, and water. After a hard day of working on that tan, reward yourself by savoring a simple glass of Yellowstone Limited Edition, whose top-shelf flavor comes from a combination of extra-aged small-batch bourbons. With notes of caramel, vanilla, and butterscotch, it calls for sweet seafood like creamy scallops and jumbo shrimp — perfect bites to be threaded onto a skewer, grilled quickly, and ready to scarf in a jiff.

Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey: Backyard barbecue with sausage
The backyard barbecue is the height of carefree spontaneity. You can throw one any old time, solo or with friends, it’s all good. For fast and good, grill up some sweet Italian sausage over charcoal, and right next to it, chunks of sweet onion and fresh bell pepper. You’ve got an old-school sausage and peppers fest, and it’s only missing one thing: Minor Case Straight Rye. This special rye is aged in cream sherry casks, and the sweet sherry definitely comes through, along with butterscotch and a hint of raisin that’ll mesh with the sausage so very well.


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