• Anthony Riccardi

Blue Note Premium Small Batch 9 Year Bourbon - Review



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Blue Note - Premium Small Batch

Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Aged a minimum of 9 Years

B.R. Distilling Company - Crafted in Memphis, TN

93 Proof, Unfiltered

Mash Bill: A proprietary blend of two mash bills:

84% Corn / 8% Rye / 8% Malted Barley

70% Corn / 22% Rye / 8% Malted Barley

Retail Price: $48


Poured Neat in a Glencairn


Color: Caramel


Nose: Vanilla and a great oak scent. There is a wonderful candy-like sweetness that I can only describe as marzipan.


Palate: Maple syrup deliciousness. I'm talking about the top-shelf maple syrup with absolutely no disrespect to the store brands. This pour has a sweet, viscous feel and a slight touch of toasted graham cracker.


Finish: The finish is long, oily and thick with a lasting linger.


Overall: I purchased this bottle on a whim and I couldn't be more impressed when I dove into it. There is a great deal of complexity which I really wasn't expecting. An age statement of 9 years at this retail price is almost a steal in my opinion. My rule-of-thumb is generally $10 for each year stated on the label. Obviously there are a few exceptions, but it's good to have a benchmark. I'm a fan and I look forward to trying and enjoying more of their expressions.


Library Rating: 8.1 / 10

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