Limestone Branch Distillery Master Distiller Stephen Beam rekindles family distilling history with the launch of Yellowstone Family Recipe, a craft-distilled bourbon honoring 150 years of Beam- and Dant-family distilling traditions.

The latest offering is inspired by the original Yellowstone recipe and distilled using cloned yeast from Minor Case Beam’s own yeast jug.

With plans to be offered annually, Yellowstone Family Recipe provides a perfect complement to the Yellowstone brand family, including Yellowstone Select and Yellowstone Limited Edition bourbons. Consumers of Yellowstone Family Recipe can expect a nose of toasted caramel, candied nuts, tobacco and oak; a bold Kentucky straight bourbon flavor that includes citrus, toasted oak and hints of marzipan and spice; and a medium, nutty finish.

Inspired by a recipe found in notes from Beam’s grandfather, Guy Beam, and containing cloned yeast using DNA from a yeast jug belonging to Beam’s great-grandfather, Minor Case Beam, Yellowstone Family Recipe reflects the original Yellowstone Bourbon mash bill and carries its original namesake’s six-year age statement. It is this recipe that Stephen Beam has been distilling at Limestone Branch Distillery since 2015 and is now ready to share with the world.

“Even before opening the doors at Limestone Branch Distillery, I dreamed about producing a bourbon that was faithful to old family recipes and maintained my family’s heritage and tradition of distilling,” said Beam. “Yellowstone Family Recipe Bourbon is the culmination of decades of dreaming and more than 10 years of effort at the distillery. I believe bourbon lovers will enjoy drinking Yellowstone Family Recipe as much as I enjoyed recreating it!”

A pre-launch of Yellowstone Family Recipe will take place beginning in April at retail locations in Montana and Wyoming – with availability at Lebanon, Kentucky’s Limestone Branch Distillery and retail locations in the state of Kentucky following shortly thereafter – to honor the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone National Park. A limited allocation of Yellowstone Family Recipe will be available across the US in August, with the remaining allocation rolling out in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Yellowstone Family Recipe will be bottled at 100 proof (50% ABV) and available at retail in three allocations throughout 2022, with a limited total production of 6,000 cases.

Find Yellowstone Bourbon near you!

More Articles of Interest


Limestone Branch Distillery is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Yellowstone bourbon brand by debuting the Yellowstone Select Landmark Edition Bottle series, featuring six different scenes from the national park that inspired the brand.


Limestone Branch master distiller Stephen Beam has released this year’s Yellowstone Limited Edition Bourbon. While the 2020 Limited Edition featured a 7-year-old bourbon conditioned in Armagnac brandy casks, the 2021 Limited Edition features a 7-year-old bourbon finished in Amarone casks.

Limestone Branch Distillery

1280 Veterans Memorial Hwy.
Lebanon, KY 40033


Please visit Responsibility.org for information and resources on how to fight drunk driving and stop underage drinking. © 2022 Limestone Branch Distillery, Lebanon, KY. All Rights Reserved.