Four Roses Yellow Label Original Bourbon

Four Roses Yellow Label Original Bourbon

(0.75l, 40%)


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$22.99
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Original and Splendid Straight Bourbon Blend.

Four Roses Distillery is a special place with a special page in history. One of only six distilleries that were permitted to operate during Prohibition to produce medicinal Bourbon, it has an intriguing history. Sitting on the banks of the Salt River in the serene rural part of Kentucky, it saw ups and downs, until it was resurrected in 2002. Today, the Lawrenceburg distillery creates top-notch Bourbons, each with its special twist.

One of the Four Roses' blockbusters is the Original Bourbon, formerly known as the Yellow Label, a fantastic NAS straight Bourbon. It's aged for around five years in oak barrels and supervised by Master Distiller Brent Elliott. The light amber Spirit is extraordinarily smooth and perfect for classic Bourbon cocktails (you can't go wrong with Vanilla Old-Fashioned or Bufala Negra). Like all Four Roses blends, it comes from the pool of 10 unique recipes. This bottle brings lavish aromas and flavors with a long and soft finish. Twelve awards cannot be mistaken. 
  • Category
  • Style
    Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Age

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Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle does not bear an age it is at least 4 years old.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Light amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fruity and floral scents with hints of gentle spice and honey.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Crisp, soft and smooth on the palate with touches of fresh fruit, apple and pear.

Finish
Soft, long and pleasant finish. 
Ratings & Reviews
David
David,
Smoothest bourbon I've had so far. Mild flavor. Soft finish.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Pretty rough going down, and not the best when used too mix
 
Damian
Damian,
It’s has a great taste but an average appeal. It does not stand out
 
Lance
Lance,
This was a very smooth drink.
 
guest
guest,
It’s a decent whiskey at its price point, but not my cup of tea. Not enough of the notes I look for in a bourbon stand out to my pallet
 
guest
guest,
Single barrel is worth the extra money. This is a good bottle at $20
 
Ronald
Ronald,
I am new to drinking bourbon and whiskey and this was recommended. It is a smooth flavor that doesn’t overwhelm a beginner.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
I used to keep this on my shelf when I need to mix something like a hot toddy. Not a ton of flavor and not much burn. Spring for Buffalo Trace instead at the price point.
 
Josh
Josh,
Nice smooth finish
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Smooth easy drinking. Not as good as the single barrel but nice. Fruity. Spices. Vanilla. Oak
 
Roscoe
Roscoe,
Sweet with a burn to remind you its still a whiskey at the end of the day. If you like your brew hard, sweet or both look no further.
 
Nick
Nick,
I certainly did not expect much from a bourbon at this price point and may not have been eager to try it had it not been for the positive reviews and recommendations I had come across. That said, I was aware that because of the combination of mash bills and yeast strains used, there was likely not to be any standout flavors and smells for this dram and went in with moderate expectations. I put a generous neat pour into a Glencairn glass and gave it a spin. The first smell was noticeably tinged with alcohol, but continuing to inhale revealed a floral base with fruity undertones and mint. The first sip provided a light, dry mouthfeel and as expected did not spotlight any distinct flavors. On the way down, light spice and woody oak give way to a short but pleasant finish. After the first sip, I went back for a sniff that displayed new hints of vanilla and caramel. There was certainly nothing unpleasant about the Yellow Label, but it definitely was not a standout. I would likely not regularly choose it as a sipping whiskey, but it would be great in cocktails, especially anything with ginger beer. Probably not a "must-have" bottle, but certainly one of the best things at this price.
 
Tom
Tom,
This is the best $23 you can spend. What a deal for such a tasty hard to find bottle. I'll be back for more of this for sure.
 
john
john,
Four Roses yellow label is super smooth and tasty in my version of the old fashioned......and half the price of Woodford.....my friends really liked it too and prefered it over more expensive choices from my bar.
 
Emily
Emily,
My go to bourbon for cocktails and company. Can't beat the price, especially if you are entertaining a few people!
 
Michael
Michael,
solid low cost bourbon
 
Liz
Liz,
For how cheap this bourbon is, you get a solid neat sipper. The pear shined through for me.
 
Ken
Ken,
A really, really good every day Bourbon. Neat, rocks or mixed, great flavor, inexpensive enough to do what you want to do. Makes a great Old Fashioned.
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
Great alround bourbon. Good for mixing.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Great flavor with a good finish. Sweet taste. Would buy this again!
 
Jim
Jim,
I like this easy drinking bourbon, I get some vanilla, Apple and a faint Carmel finish
 
Gage
Gage,
This stuff is just fantastic and super smooth
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Quite smooth.
 
Steve
Steve,
Good bourbon
 
Colton
Colton,
Good drinking bourbon
 
guest
guest,
Reminded me of cilantro, might have been the fruity pear flavor, it did not sit well with my taste buds. I've had worse. And far better. Closer to $30 here. Nice bottle though. If I want a cheap go to, old faithful Jim Beam is the mixer.
 
guest
guest,
For me it’s a smooth that resembles Jack Daniels, and easy to tolerate after a few drinks
 
Oliver
Oliver,
Good bourbon for the price. Awesome for mixing, less so for sipping.
 
Zachery
Zachery,
Expected more from it
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Very smooth
 
Justin
Justin,
You can't beat it for the price. I usually keep a bottle of this around as my go to "cheap" bourbon. I can usually pick this up locally for about $20. The small batch and single barrel versions are great if you want more complex and full flavors, but it's hard to justify the prices when this is so damn good.
 
Hugh
Hugh,
Not bad at all. Good on the rocks and good with coke.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
A good daily go to.
 
Tony
Tony,
Yummy
 
Tony
Tony,
Really good
 
Tony
Tony,
Pretty good
 
Tony
Tony,
Good
 
Evan
Evan,
One of the best for the price! Definitely recommend, especially for new whisk(e)y drinkers.
 
Christina
Christina,
Yikes.
 
Dallas
Dallas,
It’s alright for a daily old fashion, great for the price.
 
James
James,
I keep the yellow label around as a very inoffensive foray into bourbon for friends interested to try. If you want something very difficult, and entirely simple, this is your dram.
 
Luis
Luis,
Best left at the bar, lower shelf. Not a fan. Rough, with little hint of what makes bourbon great - the caramel and honey.
 
Luke
Luke,
Very mellow but smooth. No alcohol burn you get with most whiskeys of this price range.
 
Jamie
Jamie,
I like the four roses single barrel but it’s not great. I feel like people used it as their off the map favorite to sound smart, and now it’s just another basic overpriced bourbon. Nothing special.
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
I love this bourbon. Intense, but smooth and easy drinking.
 
Jamie
Jamie,
Great everyday whiskey for the money.
 
guest
guest,
On the lighter side
 
Ben
Ben,
It’s good. Not as interesting as I would want it.
 
Monica
Monica,
Yellow label is my go to for a hot toddy.
 
Devin
Devin,
An Amber/ Honey color, the tears are thin and fast. The nose is smokey and fruity and smells of springtime. The taste is fruity sweet with hints of spices. It's simple, but not without it's complexity. The combination of sweet and spicy is nice. The mouthfeel is pleasant, light and flavorful with a smooth finish
 
Zac
Zac,
yellow label
 
Hufschmid
Hufschmid,
Zu Chemisch in der Nase. Auf der Zunge nichtssagend, wohl am besten zum Mixen.
 
Matt
Matt,
Smooth and very easy drinking
 
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