Limestone Branch Distillery Makes 2020 USA TODAY List of 10 Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards for Best Craft Whiskey Distillery for the Third Year

September 25, 2020

Limestone Branch is – once again – the only Kentucky distillery nominated for the award

(Lebanon, Ky.) September 21, 2020 – Limestone Branch Distillery ranked third in the 2020 USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Craft Whiskey Distillery. Limestone Branch was once again the only Kentucky distillery to be nominated for this award in 2020. Nominations for each category are made by a panel of relevant experts, including editors from USA TODAY, editors from and other contributors.  The public were allowed to vote once a day for their favorite for four weeks.

“We are thankful to have been picked as one of the Best Craft Whiskey Distilleries for the third year in a row,” says Steve Beam, founder and master distiller at Limestone Branch. “Winning this award shows that our visitors really connect with the passion and heart we have for distilling and what we do.”

The top ten winners in this category include:

  1. Ironroot Republic Distillery
  2. Treaty Oak Distilling
  3. Limestone Branch
  4. Redwood Empire Whiskey
  5. Sagamore Spirit
  6. Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
  7. Belfour Spirits
  8. High Wire Distilling
  9. Sugarlands Distilling Company
  10. Virginia Distillery Co.

More information about the award and the lists are available at:

About Limestone Branch Distillery

Steve Beam and his brother Paul Beam opened Limestone Branch Distillery in 2011, with the goal of crafting the finest spirits in small batches. With a history of distilling on both sides of their family – Beam and Dant – the brothers are seventh-generation distillers. In 2015, they brought the Yellowstone brand back to the family. The distillery is now home to Yellowstone Select, Yellowstone Limited Edition, and Minor Case Rye Whiskey, as well as the newest addition, Bowling & Burch Gin.

For more information on Limestone Branch Distillery and Yellowstone, please visit or more information, please contact Pia Reinhold at [email protected]

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