American Whiskey - Rye

Yellow Rose Straight Rye Whiskey

From: Texas, United States Liquor Review Category: Rye American Whiskey

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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2013

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Proof66 Notes

Yellow Rose Distilling is based in Texas and celebrates the "yellow rose of Texas" based upon the efforts of Emily West to lower the defenses of the Mexican army for the battle of San Jacinto of 1836. According to the write-up at the Houston Business Journal (Tonyia Cone), it was founded by Troy Smith--inspired by the success of Tito's Vodka--who partnered with Ryan Baird and Randy Whitaker for capital. They use Texas-grown organic corn for their grain bill, which they claim provides an improved flavor for their spirits.

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This bottle has 1 rating and 1 review.
SirDeath SirDeath (32)
Rating: 3.7 (2016-10-30)
Opens with a strong smell of alcohol and pine. The taste starts with a pine flavour and a warmth that builds fairly quickly. Continues to be a little dry on the sides of the tongue. As it works its way to the back of your tongue, it starts to get tart. It has the strong flavour of an American Rye with very little if any sweetness. The mash bill is 95% rye, so there will be the classic rye stoutness without the corn sweetness. The finish is long and warm. Unfortunately a little on the expensive side, but easily competes well with Bulleit Rye, which is also 95% rye and right around the same price point. For an American rye, you'd probably be better off going with Old Overholt which is an excellent value at 1/2 the cost of this rye or Bulleit. This is a little more refined, but at double the price, I'm not quite sure it's worth the large price difference.
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