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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