87

Score

Yellow Rose Straight Rye, 45%

Price: $35 Issue: Fall 2013 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Sweet, warm, grassy, like a sunny day on the prairie. The alcohol heat quickly yields to a grass/mint sweetness—this is high-rye stuff—that picks up some oily rye notes as it slides into a finish that is both bitter and sweet without being bittersweet; the components remain discrete, not blending. Quite nice, and reasonably priced. Sourced whiskey (with the 95% rye mashbill that's an LDI/MGP signature).