We’re proud to bring the first whiskey from the city of Houston to the world since Prohibition. This isn’t one of those distilleries with rolling hills and fields – we craft this stuff in the heart of the city, where the art of making fine whiskey is married with the spirit of the city it's born in.
Stop by our distillery and pick up your very own bottle of Yellow Rose whiskey. Each bottle is handmade with a special edition label commemorating your visit.
From prep to bottle and every step in between, learn how Yellow Rose Whiskey comes to be.
Yellow Rose whiskey starts in Texas soil with Texas grains grown by Texas farmers. Our climate and growing conditions impart unique flavor qualities only found in Houston, TX. Whether it’s corn, rye or barley, we look for the best in our grains, because you can’t get a good end without a good beginning.
Hot water cooks the local Texas grains, then enzymes convert the starches into sugars. This results in a pleasantly sweet mash, which highlights the bold flavors of our raw materials.
The mash is added to the fermentation tank, along with yeast. The yeast converts the sugar to alcohol. After three or four days, the resulting liquid is about 10% alcoholic and is known as distiller’s beer. Creates the wide range of complex flavors that make Yellow Rose whiskey unique.
Our distiller’s beer is heated to the point where the alcohol turns to vapor, but the water remains liquid. The alcohol is then collected in a second container. This process is repeated to produce a “new whiskey.” We utilize our copper pot still and do a double distillation each time.
Pure water is added to the “new whiskey,” which is aged in Yellow Rose’s charred oak barrels. Our whiskey ages until it’s good and ready. We age our whiskey based on flavor, not a production deadline. The unique Houston climate cannot be imitated and neither can its impact on our final whiskey fingerprint.
When the whiskey is ready, we bottle it by hand at our distillery in Houston. Each label is marked with a batch and bottle number, then labeled by one of our passionate, Yellow Rose whiskey-loving teammates.
We are excited to announce that we are re-opening for tours on May 30th! Tours will be roughly 30 minutes long. Limited spaces are available, so we ask that you book your tour online, plus you get a couple of extra perks that way. However, our Bar will be open, but with some changes to adhere to social distancing guidelines, please refer to the tasting room section below for more details. Children are welcomed, but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Feel free to bring snacks and board games to enjoy during your vist. MASKS are required during the tour at all times and while inside the facilities. Book a tour and include a cocktail for only $2 more! *Please note our new Hours and additional Tours
Tours are $11 on site or $10 online. All tours include 1/2 oz samples of our whiskeys.
Tours are at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm
Tours are at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm
Looking for a great local whiskey spot? Try the bar where Houston's best whiskey is actually made. You can try it neat, enjoy innovative cocktails, and even get a taste of special releases only available at the distillery. Our staff is working to maintain all of the social distancing guidelines, so we ask that you enjoy your cocktails responsibly and be respectful of one another. Try our new reverse Happy Hour on Saturdays 5 PM-8 PM, and don't forget Fridays All Day Specials!
Fridays All Day
Host your next event at the Yellow Rose Distillery, the perfect backdrop for any corporate or social gathering. Located in the heart of Houston and brimming with whiskey barrels and a unique urban vibe, we're ready to create the perfect event for your guests, from 30-150 people.