Stephen Beam

Founder and Master Distiller at Limestone Branch Distillery

Stephen Beam’s bourbon roots run deep. Stephen’s great-great grandfather was Joseph Washington Dant, an early bourbon pioneer. On the other side of his family tree, he is the great-grandson to Minor Case Beam, the eldest son of Joseph M. Beam, of the legendary Beam lineage.

Since college, it was Stephen’s dream to return the Yellowstone brand back to the family. In 2010, together with his brother Paul, they started Limestone Branch Distillery. Shortly thereafter, they brought the Yellowstone back to the family and restored it to its original glory, more than a century after his great-grandfather Minor Case Beam sold his distillery to J.W. Dant.

Limestone Branch Distillery today blends the Beam history and heritage with the brothers’ passion for making great spirits.