Blue Note is the Soundtrack to Your Night

Blue Note is the Soundtrack to Your Night

Approachable World-Class Whiskey Artfully Crafted to Honor Blues Music That was Birthed in the Streets of Memphis Tennessee

Memphis, TN (February 14, 2024) – Blue Note Bourbon, the award-winning whiskey portfolio which features big notes and a smooth structure, is making waves in the spirits industry. Founded in 2014, B.R. Distilling Company holds the oldest distillery license in the city of Memphis, Tennessee. Blue Note, launched in 2018, is artfully crafted to honor the rich blues music that was birthed in the streets of Memphis.

The Company’s whiskey portfolio is distilled in partnership with Bardstown Bourbon Company (parent company of Green River Distilling Company) and then aged in barrels just north of downtown Memphis along the Mississippi and Wolf Rivers. The Delta heat and humidity provided by the long, hot summers cook the barrels low and slow like proper Memphis BBQ. This forces the whiskey deep into the oak, creating an unmistakably rich flavor that’s bold yet smooth.

“The location of our warehouses with high humidity and higher average temperatures than Kentucky make it the perfect place to age our whiskey,” said Logan Welk, President and Chief Operating Officer, B.R. Distilling Company. “Our award-winning flagship Blue Note expressions prove that point, with both Juke Joint and Crossroads winning Double Gold at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition two years running and Blue Note Uncut being named #7 on Whisky Advocate’s list of top whiskeys in 2022.”

The Blue Note Bourbon portfolio includes:

  • Blue Note Juke Joint ($34.99)
    • Blue Note’s flagship Straight Bourbon Whiskey is bottled at 93-proof, unfiltered
    • Mash Bill: 70% corn, 21% rye, and 9% malted barley
    • Awards: 2022 and 2023 Double Gold Medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Blue Note Crossroads ($44.99)
    • Finished with several types of toasted French oak staves and bottled at 100-proof, unfiltered
    • Mash Bills: 70% corn, 21% rye, 9% malted barley and 78% corn, 13% rye, 9% malted barley
    • Awards: 2022 and 2023 Double Gold Medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Blue Note Uncut ($49.99)
    • Aged for a minimum of four years and bottled at variable proofs
    • Mash Bill: 70% corn, 21% rye, and 9% malted barley
    • Awards: Whisky Advocate’s #7 top whiskeys of 2022 (92 pts)
  • Blue Note Straight Rye Whiskey ($34.99)
    • The most recent release is bottled at 93-proof, unfiltered
    • Mash Bill: 95% rye and 5% malted barley

The brand has also introduced several highly awarded limited-release offerings, which include Premium Small Batch, Single Barrel Reserve, 17-year, and Special Reserve.

Blue Note’s packaging is unique and quintessentially Memphis. Metallic blue music notes accent the front label, which features a guitar-like illustration, further reinforcing the product’s connection to the Bluff City’s musical roots.

Production Facility & Tasting Room

The 110,000 square foot production facilities, located on Royal Avenue just North of downtown Memphis, are open from Monday through Friday from 10am – 4:00pm and includes a unique and intimate tasting room. Guided tours are available on Thursdays and Fridays for $10 plus tax & fees. Guests can add a Tasting Flight Experience for an additional $5. For more information and to book a guided, behind-the-scenes tour, visit


Blue Note’s whiskey portfolio is currently distributed in 17 U.S. states and online at

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About B.R. Distilling Company

Founded in 2014 in Memphis, TN, B.R. Distilling Company is the oldest licensed distillery in Memphis, TN, and producer of world-famous Blue Note Bourbon. Currently, the company produces four flagship expressions, along with regular limited releases, which are distributed across 17 U.S. states, including AL, AR, CO, CT, FL, GA, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, OK, MO, NJ, NY, SC, TN, and TX and online. Please sip responsibly.

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High n’ Wicked Partners with Foursquare

High n’ Wicked Partners with Foursquare

7th Singular Limited Release is Finished for Six Months in Ex-Foursquare Barbados Rum Casks

Corona del Mar, CA (February 12, 2024) – High n’ Wicked, the importer and specialty bottler of exceptional whiskeys, today launched its latest singular limited release: a collaboration with Foursquare Rum Distillery. The new expression, a Single Grain Irish Whiskey, originally distilled in County Cork, Ireland, features a mash bill of 95% French maize (corn) and 5% malted barley. The whiskey was first matured in ex-bourbon barrels and then finished for six months in casks which previously held the award-winning “Mark X 2007” Barbados Rum from Foursquare Rum Distillery in Barbados.

This rare and distinctive expression was created by merging the skills of two of the most respected and admired producers of spirits in the world: Richard Seale of the legendary Foursquare Rum Distillery, and Noel Sweeney, former Master Distiller/Master Blender of Cooley who selected, finished, and blended this special whiskey.

“We got the Dream Team for this one,” said Lyons Brown, Founder and CEO of High n’ Wicked. “Foursquare has risen to the pinnacle of the rum world and is quickly becoming a global icon in spirits. We expect to work with Richard on additional releases in the future.”

Bottled at 100 proof (50% ABV), the new expression is available for purchase in select U.S. markets and online via for the suggested retail price of $79.99 per 750ml bottle. It offers aromas of coconut, treacle, lemon peel, almond, nougat, fig, and vanilla, which give way to subtle tropical notes of clove and cinnamon followed by rich caramel and candied hazelnuts. The liquid lingers gently and finishes soft with a hint of custard.

“Foursquare’s ‘Mark X 2007’ was a highly expressive and complex Barbados rum and these casks married beautifully with the nuanced and subtle characters of this exquisite Single Grain Irish Whiskey,” said Richard Seale, Master Distiller/Master Blender, Foursquare Rums. “Seeing this collaboration come together from such a long-standing partner in our Exceptional Cask Selections importer, Altamar Brands, and through High n’ Wicked, has been a genuine pleasure.”

High n’ Wicked launches singular limited releases several times per year which are specialty bottlings of some of the finest domestic and global whiskeys. These “treasures” feature single barrels and expert double wood finishes that add layers of complexity to already superb distillates. To date, the brand has issued eight distinct American and Irish whiskey releases which include American Bourbon, Single Malt Irish whiskey, and Single Grain Irish Whiskey. High n’ Wicked also produces an award-winning flagship straight bourbon whiskey and straight rye whiskey which are regularly available.

High n’ Wicked is distributed by Altamar Brands in 41 U.S. states and Washington D.C. as well as online. For more information, visit Please also follow High n’ Wicked on Instagram.

About Altamar Brands LLC

Founded in 2005 by W. L. Lyons Brown, III, Altamar Brands is a small, entrepreneurial outfit founded to develop and import esoteric, artisanal spirits brands that offer unique and distinctive production stories in their respective categories. They include: Elvelo Tequila, Foursquare Rum, High n’ Wicked Whiskeys, Kubler Absinthe, Lagrimas del Valle Tequila, Probitas Rum, Right Gin, and R.L. Seale’s Barbados Rum.

For more information, please visit

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Barrell Craft Spirits Enlists Twenty20 Beverages

Barrell Craft Spirits Enlists Twenty20 Beverages

Strategic Partner Responsible for All Commercial-Facing Activities Including Wholesale and Retail Management

Louisville, KY (February 5, 2024) – Barrell Craft Spirits® (BCS), the original independent blender known for its unique, aged, cask strength whiskey, has enlisted Twenty20 Beverages for national sales and trade marketing support, effective March 1st. Twenty20 will be responsible for all commercial-facing activities including wholesale and retail management. As an extension of the BCS team, they will develop brand and commercial strategies and provide feet on the street sales teams across the U.S.

“Twenty20 Beverages specializes in developing ultra-premium craft spirits brands like ours,” said BCS Founder Joe Beatrice. “Their team will help to bridge the gaps between the consumer, distributor, and supplier on our behalf. We look forward to working with them as we continue to broaden the brand’s distribution within the U.S.”

“We look forward to our partnership with Barrell Craft Spirits in the United States,” says John Ormiston, Partner Twenty20 Beverages. “Our quality brand building approach will work very well with the BCS portfolio. We look forward to building a close working relationship with the BCS leadership team, furthering their legacy, and building upon the success that they have achieved.”

Founded in 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky, BCS selects and blends products that explore different distillation methods, barrels, and aging environments. BCS’s extensive stocks of high-quality casks mean it can craft extraordinary blends that maximize the nuances of each ingredient. Creative finishes and a liberated approach to blending guides every product release.

The award-winning line of BCS releases are now sold in 49 US states, Australia, Canada, and the UK. Follow Barrell Craft Spirits on FacebookLinkedIn, and Instagram or visit

Barrell Craft Spirits®

Louisville-based Barrell Craft Spirits® is the original, pre-eminent independent blender of unique, aged, cask strength whiskey and rum. Recognized for our blending expertise since 2013, we skillfully design, produce, and launch leading, unique products that surprise and delight whiskey aficionados and novices alike. Our cask-strength small-batch and single-barrel releases have quickly become an influencing force in American whiskey, winning awards from the world’s most prestigious distilled spirits publications and competitions. Barrell Craft Spirits®, Barrell®, Barrell Bourbon® and Barrell Rye® are registered trademarks owned by Barrell Craft Spirits LLC.

Twenty20 Beverages

Twenty20 Beverages was founded in 2015 with the vision of helping high potential spirit brands thrive in an environment dominated by huge multi-national beverage companies. We partner with some of the best independent spirit brands to deliver sales and marketing results in the US market. Our team prides itself on quality execution of our sales and marketing objectives. We develop personal relationships with our supplier partners, and we work closely with distributors and the trade to deliver results.

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