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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Yellow Rose Blended Whiskey: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Yellow Rose Blended Bourbon
Yellow Rose Blended Bourbon
Yellow Rose, an artisan distillery out of Texas, sent me a couple bottles of their handcrafted whiskeys to sample for Whisk(e)y Wednesday judging. The blended whiskey presented a bouquet of candy on the nose with whiffs of butterscotch and toffee. As the whiskey entered the mouth it continued the sweet onslaught of Werther's Original butterscotch with a hint of Halloween candy corn. A little bit of oak bitterness came through on the back of the tongue but the whiskey presented very little spice. Yellow Rose drank sweet and smooth with a touch of bite on the back. The balance certainly was respectable though the complexity could have been more assertive. Overall, the whiskey presented an extremely drinkable flavor profile and is definitely worthy of checking out.

Yellow Rose Blended Whiskey

Average Score 65.67


Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket. Calandro's has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, Irish, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. This WW feature was scored by Jay DucoteEric Ducote, and Jeremy Spikes. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own proprietary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.