Yellowstone has been rolling out yearly limited edition offerings for the past five years. Usually, these releases feature a cask finishing to compliment the whiskey (or whiskeys) in the final product. The 2019 Yellowstone LE wasn’t finished, but was quite nice, so I was excited to see the 2020 offering which features an Armagnac cask finish. Here’s what Limestone Branch has to say about the product on their website:
While each release of Yellowstone Limited Edition is different, one thing always remains the same: a promise of top-shelf flavor with humble complexities. This year’s offering features a 7-year small-batch bourbon finished in French Armagnac barrels. A rustic, full-bodied brandy, Armagnac boasts notes of toffee, butterscotch, and chocolate, which complements the sweeter flavors of bourbon — especially when paired with the bold, oaky flavor of the 7-year bourbon.
In sticking with tradition here I’m expecting the classic sourced whiskey that’s selected specially to create a unique one-off product. There is a new bottle for this year’s release, which I don’t suppose changes much one way or the other (at least in terms) of flavor. I thought the previous bottle in it’s tube was just fine–but I’m not upset about seeing them shift gears and try something new.
Alright! That’s enough chit-chat. Let’s pour some Yellowstone Limited Edition and see how this year’s release stacks up.