Limestone Branch Distillery opens to public


Limestone Branch Distillery in Lebanon, Kentucky, is to open its doors to the public and invite them in for guided tours of the facility.

The craft distillery was set up last year by brothers Steve and Paul Beam, two members of Jim Beam’s extended whisky making family and is just down the road from bourbon goliath Maker’s Mark.

Limestone Branch runs a single 150 gallon copper potstill which is used to produce small, one-barrel batches. Products so far include Moon*Shine and Sugar*Shine, an Appalachian style moonshine made from 50% white corn and 50% sugar cane.

Distiller Steve Beam said in a press release: “We are so excited to join the ranks of Kentucky’s fine distilleries. We grew up hearing the stories about out grandfather’s exploits in distilling and it is an honour to carry on the tradition. We are looking forward to showing visitors around Limestone Branch, sharing our production methods and giving them a little taste of the fruits of our labor.”

Distillery tours are offered seven days a week. Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with tours leaving on the hour. Tours run from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sundays. Visit for more information.

Whisky Festivals:

24jun12:00 pm- 4:30 pmStoke-on-Trent Whisky Festival 2017Around 100 whiskies and more than 15 gins availableKing's Hall, Stoke Town Hall, ST4 1JH

Event Details

Organised by 2 local whisky enthusiasts, Chris Knight and Neil Rowley; we wanted a way to give fellow enthusiasts, and new comers alike, the chance to taste new whiskies from a wide range of distillers from around the world, along with some fantastic offerings from independent bottlers.

There are 2 types of ticket, an Admission ticket and a Masterclass ticket. A Masterclass ticket MUST be accompanied by an Admission ticket.

With the increased popularity of gins over recent years, we also wanted to raise people’s awareness of the fantastic products now available. There will be a number of gins available at the festival, giving you a chance to try new gins from some of the many artisan distillers.


(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm GMT


King's Hall

Stoke Town Hall, ST4 1JH

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