Texan whiskey blender and distiller Yellow Rose takes inspiration, as well as its name, from the Yellow Rose of Texas, a legendary character of local folklore who is said to have helped Sam Houston, a leader of the Texas Revolution, win the battle for the state’s independence from Mexico.
Today, the city of Houston’s first legal whiskey distillery since Prohibition maintains that same independent approach when it comes to making its fine spirits.
Yellow Rose is proud to be based in the US’s most diverse city, both in terms of culture and socioeconomics. The city also offers unique conditions for ageing whiskey, with significant temperature fluctuations contributing towards a bold and unique flavour profile.
Yellow Rose was born in 2010 in Pinehurst, Texas, not far from Houston. Its founders had big dreams, with a vision to create a whiskey that its hometown could call its own.
After growing success in the US over the following few years, Yellow Rose opened a larger distillery and tasting room in Houston in 2014. It’s here that its whiskeys are produced, aged and bottled.
Nearly a decade since its inception, this small distillery has become a proud and established member of the Texas urban craft movement.