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A Sip Through Time: Where Yellowstone Bourbon Meets the Wild West.

Saddle up, partners, and mosey on back to 1872. A time of dusty trails, ten-gallon hats, and the birth of a legend – Yellowstone Bourbon. J.B. Dant, a Kentucky distiller with a vision as grand as the park itself, first bottled this fiery spirit near Gethsemane, Kentucky. It wasn't just about the hooch, mind you. It was about capturing the untamed spirit of the American West in a glass – the adventure, the grit, the taste of wide-open spaces.

Yellowstone Bourbon wasn't one to shy away from a challenge. It weathered the storm of Prohibition like a seasoned gunslinger, its legacy refusing to be dimmed.

While others folded faster than a house of cards, Yellowstone persevered,finding creative ways to keep the good stuff flowing for thirsty generations to come.

By the swinging sixties, Yellowstone Bourbon had become the toast of the town, earning the coveted title of "Greatest American Whiskey." It wasn't just about awards and accolades, though. It was about forging a connection with true connoisseurs – folks who appreciated the art of a well-crafted bourbon, as smooth as a gambler's bluff and as satisfying as a sunset over Monument Valley.

Fast forward to 2015, and the Beam family, a whiskey dynasty with a heritage longer than a rattlesnake's tail, takes the reins. Under the watchful eye of Master Distiller Stephen Beam, Yellowstone embarks on a new adventure at the Limestone Branch Distillery.

Enter Yellowstone Select, a modern-day masterpiece that's a harmonious blend of tradition and fresh flavors – a symphony for your taste buds, if you will.

Yellowstone Select: A Toast to History

This Kentucky Straight Bourbon is the culmination of seven generations of whiskey wisdom, meticulously bottled in a sleek package worthy of a saloon shelf. A blend of 4 and 7-year-old bourbons, it offers a complex yet approachable flavor profile, a tip of the hat to the classics.

What tickles the nostrils is like a prairie breeze carrying the scent of adventure – spearmint, dried grass, a touch of rye, and a sprinkle of baking spice. Hints of caramel, smoke, and cherries round out the bouquet, promising a flavor explosion just waiting to happen.

A Sip of the Wild West

The first sip takes you on a journey across the American frontier. A wave of sweet caramel and spice washes over the palate, followed by subtle citrus notes, a touch of peanut, and hints of dried grains, all harmoniously wrapped in a gentle oak embrace. The creamy mouthfeel is like a smooth saddle under your backside, leaving a lingering impression that's as satisfying as a victory song around a campfire.

The finish is a warm goodbye, lingering with notes of savory umami, sweet molasses, and a touch of baking spice. The oak whispers on the tongue, leaving a memorable and oh-so-tempting desire for another sip.

The Verdict: A Timeless Treasure

Yellowstone Select is the kind of bourbon that doesn't need to shout for attention. It's subtly sweet, with a touch of spice, a perfect balance that invites you to slow down, savor the moment, and appreciate the good stuff in life.

It's the ideal companion for a relaxed evening, fireside chats, and moments of quiet contemplation. So, saddle up, pour a glass of Yellowstone Select, and let your taste buds take a trip through the wild west. Just be careful – one sip might have you booking a one-way ticket to Kentucky, on the hunt for more liquid gold.


Words by AW.

Photos courtesy of Yellowstone Bourbon.


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