History: "In 1884, Paul Jones Jr, moved his thriving business to Louisville, Kentucky, where he opened an office in Whiskey Row. Four years later, he trademarked the name Four Roses, claiming a history of production and sales back to the 1860s. Four Roses is the only Bourbon Distillery that combines five proprietary yeast strains with two separate mash bills to produce ten distinct Bourbon Recipes, each with their own unique character, spiciness, and rich fruity flavours. Despite a history dating back to 1888, the iconic name, and its popularity, Four Roses stopped selling Bourbon in the US fr 40 years. The whiskey was so popular in Asia that the Japanese Kirin Brewing Company bought the business in 2002 and soon after reintroduced the brand to the US market."
Production: Yellow Label remains true to its original recipe, although this is tweaked to achieve consistency during blending. A blend of all ten Four Roses recipes (approximately 2/3rd OE and 1/3rd OB mash bills) and is aged for between 5 and 6 years. It is generally blended from no more than 200 casks. A brand that dates back to the late 19th century. This Yellow Label bottling of Four Roses was originally sold the European and Japanese markets and is made up of whiskeys aged between 5 and 6 years of age.
Tasting note: Spicy nose, rich, mellow and fruity, hints of sweet oak & caramel. Creamy, mellow palate with ripened red berry flavours, it''s rich, spicy, well-balanced. The finish is soft, smooth & quite long.