March 5, 2012 — Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon
Over the next several weeks we’re going to be focusing on whiskies. Why, you may ask? Well, we’re heading in to prime barbecuing weather and whiskey (or whisky) is a must-have while tending the flames of deliciousness.
This week, we’re turning our eyes to Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon.
It began when Paul Jones, Jr., the founder of Four Roses Bourbon, became smitten by the beauty of a Southern belle. It is said that he sent a proposal to her, and she replied that if her answer were “Yes,” she would wear a corsage of roses on her gown to the upcoming grand ball. Paul Jones waited for her answer excitedly on that night of the grand ball…when she arrived in her beautiful gown, she wore a corsage of four red roses. He later named his Bourbon “Four Roses” as a symbol of his devout passion for the lovely belle, a passion he thereafter transferred to making his beloved Four Roses Bourbon.
Sweet, with the distinctly bourbon oaky scent.
Very smooth with a nice bit of sweetness. However, there is pleasant burn.
On the Rocks:
Similar flavors to neat, but mellowed.