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Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 750ml
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Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 750ml

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Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is at this point a sourced whiskey. Limestone Branch has added some of their own spirit to the last two Yellowstone limited editions, but do not have enough stock yet to supply a widely released expression such as this. Given Luxco’s involvement with Limestone Branch, and their long relationship with Heaven Hill, Heaven Hill seems the best guess as to where this bourbon comes from.

The Yellowstone Select Kentucky is reportedly made up of four to seven year old bourbons, and has a bottle adorned with another great label from David Cole Creative. Indeed, the bottle reviewed here and pictured above is last year’s model.

The most recent iteration of the Select features a raised glass bottle and an even greater label from David Cole Creative, and by greater I mean more contrast, a bit easier to read, and better stand-out-on-the-shelf-ness. So, new bottle, but important to note that the whiskey in this new bottle will remain the same.

A warm, inviting nose of toffee, biscuits and wisps of licorice open up onto a pleasantly viscous mouthful. On the palate, it’s reminiscent of caramel corn with hints of lemon oil and baking spice. 94 Points, Excellent, Highly Recommended, 2016 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.

The Taste:

Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey features a hand-picked blend of sweet, spicy, and smoky bourbons taste.

The Nose:

Somewhat light, nutty, and almost dry-ish seeming. There’s a lot of tart, green-ish apple dipped in thin caramel, some orange zest, and a bit of Montmorency cherry. Behind that, almost smoky, dry vanilla bean, and burnt sugars think caramelized bananas or slightly overdone candied nuts. Subtler hints of toasted almonds and oiled leather lead to integrated, relatively low-key oak notes. Along with the wood, there’s cinnamon, nutmeg, and fainter hints of ginger and black pepper.

The Palate: 

Lightly oily mouthfeel and a bit more zippy and active than the nose. While the tart apple and lemon-y citrus are here, there’s a bit more dark sugar as well – dark honey, butterscotch, and Demerara sugar. More earthy vanilla bean and robust toasted, candied nut notes, with a bit of dark, bitter chocolate as well. The rye is more prevalent, both toasty and a little herbal, peppery and minty. Stronger, grippier oak notes, with a healthy dose of warming cinnamon, clove, black pepper, and a whisper of star anise.

The Finish: 

Lengthy and tannic, and a little numbing, with an initial swell of citrus and honey. That fades leaving oak, spice and burnt sugar to linger longest.

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Additional information

Country

USA

Region

Kentucky

Brand

Yellowstone

Category

Bourbon

Size

750ml