Four Roses Yellow Label
The whole aroma is wrapped in a warm and inviting bourbon spice. Inside that wrapper is caramel with some honey and graham cracker. Under these lie some hints of corn, vanilla and a touch of tropical fruit and a very light rye. Much lighter rye notes in the nose than any of the small batch or single barrel bottles I’ve had.
Here’s where the Yellow label really comes into it’s own. Upfront we have a lot of warm caramel, vanilla and delightful bourbon spice. Corn, honey, rye and malt sit side by side with some light fruit flavors which are less tropical and more orchard on the palate. A bit of clove and a slight yeastiness rounds out the earthy undertones.
The extremely short finish is pleasant with caramel and sweet toffee fading to soft oak and corn.