Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Yellow Rose Outlaw Bourbon: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Yellow Rose Outlaw Bourbon
In an earlier Whisk(e)y Wednesday post I wrote about the Yellow Rose Blended Whiskey out of Texas. Today we take a look at their Outlaw Bourbon, which proved to be a good bit tastier than the blend. Like almost all younger bourbons, the nose presented a robust corn aroma. I also picked up hints of syrups and jams with a rich sweetness. On first taste this whiskey clearly packs a punch. Pow... right in the kisser! The palate gives off more corn with a bit of grassy grains and a touch of cinnamon. There are strong malt and charred flavors but little heat other than the dash of cinnamon, and the sweetness from the nose fades away by the finish. There is a lot going on in this bottle and perhaps it needs to mellow out a bit more in the barrel or open up some with a couple of ice cubes before you drink it. Still, I'm happy to have this beauty in my collection and will gladly show it off to my fellow whiskey connoisseurs.

Yellow Rose Outlaw Bourbon

Average Score 72.33

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.

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