Yellow Rose introduces Houston’s first legal whiskeyBy Becky Paskin
Houston’s first legal whiskey distillery Yellow Rose is set to release its first bourbon – Yellow Rose Outlaw Bourbon Whiskey.
The emerging Texan micro-distillery has created an untraditional bourbon using close to 100% corn, with just a fractional amount of barley for fermentation.
Outlaw is double distilled in traditional pot stills and aged in small barrels, which according to Yellow Rose, gives the bourbon a “smooth caramel and vanilla” profile.
“We chose the name Outlaw because this bourbon breaks traditional bourbon laws just like the outlaws of the old west,” said master distiller Troy Smith.
While Yellow Rose acknowledges an already thriving craft brewing scene in the States, it believes micro-distilling is “still in its infancy”, and expects the number of producers to double over the next few years.
“Yellow Rose expects to capitalize on this growth with plans to release future products in coming months,” the distillery said in a statement.
The first batch of Outlaw Bourbon Whiskey is expected to reach Spec’s liquor stores around the Houston area by mid-August. Yellow Rose intends to expand its distribution circle throughout Texas in the coming months.