Minor Case

Straight Rye Whiskey

Minor Case

Straight Rye Whiskey

Had master distiller M.C. Beam not been stifled by Prohibition, we imagine his straight rye whiskey would taste a lot like the mature elixir we bottle today. It’s aged in cream sherry casks for an unforgettable flavor.

90 Proof / 45% ABV

Had master distiller M.C. Beam not been stifled by Prohibition, we imagine his straight rye whiskey would taste a lot like the mature elixir we bottle today. It’s aged in cream sherry casks for an unforgettable flavor.

90 Proof / 45% ABV

Tasting Notes

Nose
Earthy notes and sweet sherry
Palate
Hint of sweet butterscotch
Finish
Smooth, with hints of dried fruits

Platinum Medal

SIP Awards 2018


Gold Medal

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018


Gold Medal

SIP Awards 2017


Master

The Global Spirits Masters 2017

Making the Case for Minor Case

As seventh-generation distillers, we have another favorite pastime: reminiscing. In 1871, M.C. Beam began his distilling career under the supervision of his Uncle Jack Beam. By 1883, he was a partner at his own operation, where he brought his son Guy — Steve and Paul Beam’s grandfather — into the business.

Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey is “what might have been” in a bottle, reawakening the stills of M.C. Beam that were silenced by Prohibition. “I always felt it was an unfinished chapter in our book,” Steve says.

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