A strong finish is only possible with strong beginnings.

Named after Master Distiller Stephen Beam’s great grandfather, Minor Case takes influence from his long-lost distillations of the late 1800s. Despite a little hiccup we all know as Prohibition, distilling never left the family. And for that, we’re all very fortunate. Because what we’re left with is the unmistakably smooth, cream sherry cask finished rye whiskey of today, with a nod to the pre-Prohibition straight rye whiskey of generations past.

You’ve heard this before, but you truly need to taste it to believe it. There’s a reason it’s our most popular bottle at Limestone Branch Distillery, and we don’t see that changing anytime soon.


Stephen Beam, has a long whiskey lineage, stemming back to his great, great grandfather. And for every generation since, whiskey hasn’t been a business, but a calling. Minor Case represents a modern nod to that rich heritage, a family heirloom Stephen proudly and graciously shares with the rest of us.

Master Distiller, Founder

It’s like the ASMR of rye.

Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey

Finished in cream sherry casks, Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey blurs the line between rye spice and sherry smoothness.


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