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
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