Limestone Branch Distillery

There’s a member of the Beam family behind almost every distillery in Kentucky. Seventh-generation distiller Steve Beam continued the tradition by opening Limestone Branch in 2012 not far from the long-gone distilleries of his ancestors. Local grain and limestone water round out legacy recipes for new whiskeys with old roots.

The Distillery Tour

Hundreds of artifacts are on display to start your tour through bourbon history. You’ll be guided around the production floor and process of fermentation, distillation and aging. Each product is handcrafted on a small scale. 

Mint Julep partners with Limestone Branch to offer custom tour groups a guided tour that includes a cocktail experience. Guests can enjoy the rural landscape on the porch at Limestone Branch and enjoy a craft cocktail after any tour.

The Bourbon Tastings

Whiskeys across Limestone Branch’s portfolio may be included in your tasting, from Minor Case Rye to Yellowstone Bourbon.

Things to know about Limestone Branch

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Limestone Branch made?

Yellowstone bourbon is made at Limestone Branch Distillery at 1280 Veterans Memorial Highway in Lebanon, Ky.

Who owns Limestone Branch?

Limestone Branch was founded by Steve and Paul Beam and is owned by Luxco.

What bourbons and whiskeys does Limestone Branch produce?

Limestone Branch Distillery produces Sugar Shine, Yellowstone Bourbon and Minor Case Rye.

Is Limestone Branch on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail?

Limestone Branch is a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Craft Tour.

Which distilleries are near Limestone Branch?

Lebanon is convenient to distilleries in the Bardstown area including Maker’s Mark, Heaven Hill and Lux Row.

Where can I find out more about Limestone Branch?

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Start Planning Your Kentucky Bourbon Distillery Tour

Let’s start planning your ultimate Kentucky bourbon distillery tour today! We offer a variety of public tours as well as custom-made experiences that are tailored to your every bourbon desire.