Yellow Rose Distillery based its name on a local folklore character, a woman known as the Yellow Rose of Texas. Legend has it her bravery and guile helped Sam Houston win the battle for Texas’ independence from Mexico. It’s with that same independent spirit that Yellow Rose craft their whiskeys in the heart of Houston, Texas. Houston´s surprisingly hot, humid and constantly changing climate has proven to be the optimal atmosphere for the aging of their whiskey. This allows it to quickly develop a unique flavour compared to other whisky areas, as it allows the liquid to pick up more barrel characteristics in a shorter amount of time. Yellow Rose Outlaw Bourbon and Rye Whiskey were first released in 2012, just two years after the distillery was founded, and at the time were sold only in Houston, and only in one retailer. The next year, they went on to win Gold at the San Francisco Spirits Competition where Outlaw was awarded the ‘Best Bourbon’ title at the American Distilling Institute awards.
As the fourth largest city in the US, and the most diverse, Houston has proved to be the ideal inspiration for the quality cues that make this locally sourced and distilled whiskey the ‘yellow rose’ of the US craft whiskey movement.
YELLOW ROSE OUTLAW BOURBON WHISKEY
Yellow Rose Outlaw Bourbon Whiskey (46% ABV) breaks all the traditional bourbon laws. The very first product the distillery released and named ‘Outlaw’ because it breaks the traditional bourbon rules. All bourbons should be made from at least 51% American Yellow Corn, but ‘Outlaw’ is hand-crafted in small batches with 100% locally sourced organic corn and aged in small American oak barrels. Outlaw Bourbon is a full-flavoured drink with warm caramel and vanilla overtones. It is produced with a very traditional double pot distillation method to retain more flavour during the distilling process. On the nose it has an intense aroma, rich caramel and vanilla with a hint of floral whilst on the palate it is slightly sweet and extremely rich. The finish is long, maintaining caramel and vanilla, just like a good dessert. Their traditional pot stills help them produce a true small-batch whiskey. It is a multi-award-winning bourbon whiskey winning Double Gold in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2013 and recently won Double Gold Medal 2019 in The Fifty Best Awards.
Old gold, copper.
Intense aroma, rich caramel and vanilla with a hint of floral.
Slightly sweet and extremely rich.
Long, maintaining caramel and vanilla.
YELLOW ROSE RYE WHISKEY
Yellow Rose Rye Whiskey (45% ABV) a small batch limited production whiskey made to create a grain-forward Rye: the result is a highly versatile liquid ideal to be enjoyed neat, on the rocks or in mixed drinks. Made from 95% rye, this whiskey is a true American classic – perfect for fine cocktails and is completely hand-selected, blended and bottled in Texas. Its flavour on the nose is vanilla & pine with a hint of vanilla. On the palate it is slightly sweet, spearmint with mild pepper and maple whilst on the finish it is much less spicy/peppery than other Rye whiskies. A multi-award-winning rye whiskey it has won Double Gold in the New York World Wine and Spirits Competition 2013, amongst others.
Mild vanilla and pine with a hint of brown sugar.
Slightly sweet, spearmint with mild pepper and maple.
Medium finish with less pepper than other rye whiskeys.