Blue Note Bourbon, the Spirit of the Blues, proudly announces the newest addition to its award-winning portfolio, Blue Note Crossroads.
Bottled at 100 proof, this unique expression combines the unforgettable boldness of Blue Note Bourbon with aromatic flavors of toasted French oak, creating a rich, full-bodied bourbon with notes of baking spices, toasted almond, Manuka honey, roasted marshmallow, and vanilla. Developed across two years of research and development in partnership with Tonnellerie Radoux, a boutique wine cooperage in central France, Blue Note Crossroads amplifies the growing popularity of toasted oak finished bourbons.
“We are excited to release the newest member of the Blue Note band, Blue Note Crossroads,” said McCauley Williams, President, and CEO of B.R. Distilling Company, producer of Blue Note Bourbon. “We’ve all come to a crossroads in our lives – whether personal or professional. It is a time when an important decision must be made; one that will carry with it profound consequences. The motif of the crossroads is prevalent in literature and in Blues music, legend, and lore. We mark our crossroads with the intersection of American and French oak.”
On the heels of Blue Note Bourbon’s recent expansion into new markets and national distribution deal with Republic National Distributing Company, this latest Blue Note expression offers an exciting flavor profile for bourbon aficionados and everyday drinkers, alike. The toasted French oak amplifies Blue Note Crossroads’ base notes of sweet vanilla and caramelized sugars by balancing them with flavorful tastes and aromas of roasted almonds and warm baking spices.
Blue Note Crossroads also marks the debut of a more design-forward, modern packaging that captures the brand’s essence as “The Spirit of the Blues.” The design, which is beautifully screen printed on the glass, features a ghostly Blues traveler wandering down Highway 61, the world-famous Delta Blues Highway.
Blue Note Bourbon has earned numerous awards, including three double golds at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and recognition in other competitions such as the SIP Awards, Micro Liquor Spirit Awards, North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition, John Barleycorn Awards, The Fifty Best Rye Whiskey Awards, and the New York International Spirits Competition. Recently, Blue Note was featured in Whisky Advocate, Men’s Journal, Robb Report, Forbes, and Food & Wine.
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