Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon 80 Proof 750ml

SKU #1039897 94 points Wine Enthusiast

 **Top 50 Spirits 2013 & Best Buy** Consider this blended Bourbon for dessert pairings or a fruit-spiked Old Fashioned. Look for caramel and dried-cherry aromas and a flavor akin to dark chocolate-covered cherries. The long, mouthwatering finish is dark and decadent, evoking chocolate, espresso, Port, leather, nutmeg and clove.  (7/ 2013)

Wine Spectator

 The nose is standard Bourbon: corn, vanilla, with notes of mint and oak dryness. On the palate, there's more corn, vanilla and a bit of cocoa; the mint is more pronounced. The finish shows off the oak. Simple, straightforward, unpretentious.  (2/ 2012)

K&L Notes

**World Whisky Award Winner: Best Bourbon 7 Years and Under (2010)** **Malt Advocate Distillery of the Year Award (2008)** Located in Lawrenceburg, this storied distillery has a long history dating back to 1818. It is run by Jim Rutledge, one of the best distillers working in the business today. They are a very unique distillery because they make ten different Bourbon formulas--two different mash bills with five different strains of yeast--and are known for their more mellow and delicate style of Bourbon. Yellow Label is the only one of their whiskies to feature a blend of all ten formulas. It is an outstanding example of elegance and restraint even with the toasty barrel influence. This is a favorite American Bourbon choice among bartenders the world over because it mixes so well and adds a sophisticated flare to any drink. Try Master Distiller Jim Rutledge's 'Perfect Manhattan': "3 parts Four Roses Yellow Label, 1 part dry Vermouth, 1 part sweet Vermouth. Shake ingredients over ice. Pour into chilled Martini glass. Serve with twist of lemon or orange (lemon is the traditional garnish, however, orange treats the flavors of the Bourbon more gently.) It's not too sweet. Just right with a little bit of citrus that works perfectly with the mellow flavors of Four Roses Yellow Label. This drink is something that adds a mellow touch to just about any social occasion. (David Driscoll, K&L Spirits buyer)

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By: Gary Westby |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/9/2009  | Send Email
Bourbon & Rye are the USA's great contribution to the world of spirits, and the Four Roses has been an ambassador bottle for the category internationally for many years. This delicious Bourbon makes a fine Manhattan, as recommended above, but it also makes a great Whiskey Sour, my favorite cold brown liquor cocktail. At home we use equal parts Meyer lemon from our dwarf tree and Bourbon, with one teaspoon of superfine sugar per shot of whiskey, mixing it all thoroughly before pouring over ice in a rocks glass. We then garnish with a slice of Meyer lemon and a maraschino cherry. This old-fashioned drink is a classic for a reason; it is very refreshing and synergistic. I hope you will try it!

By: David Driscoll |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/22/2008  | Send Email
So smooth you won't think it's bourbon. Honestly, the distiller himself said he has problems selling it sometimes because people don't think it's bourbon, but I can vouch for him. It's bourbon alright, and it's divine. Your friends will be asking where you got it.

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Varietal:

Bourbon

Country:

United States

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Kentucky

Alcohol Content (%): 40