Blue Note Juke Joint Uncut Bourbon (Mixtape) Is One of the Best Bourbons Under $40

Review by Mark Pringle |

80 Highly Rated Bourbon General Review of Blue Note Juke Joint Uncut Bourbon, Batch 1

Blue Note Juke Joint Uncut Unfiltered, the Mixtape 4BBL (Batch 1), is one of the best bourbon values under $40. Evidently, these are blended single-barrels that survived the June 2019 rickhouse collapse that destroyed much of Blue Note’s inventory. Those barrels were exposed to the elements for four months, and this unique experience created an outstanding 3-year-old bourbon. 

Rating: 80


Ratings breakdown based on a 100 point scale.

  • 90-100 Exceptional
  • 80-89 Very Good
  • 70-79 Average
  • 60-69 Below Average
  • 50-60 Drain Pour

Detailed Tasting Notes

Nose Review - Rating: 80

Very mild oak and very mild ethanol are the first things I get on the nose. There’s a very light cherry sweetness, followed by vanilla wafers and honey—a bit of rye spice. The mild oak seems to keep coming back.

Palate Review - Rating: 82

The first notes I get on the Blue Note Juke Joint Uncut palate are a little bit of cherry and milk chocolate. While there is a slight viscosity to the mouthfeel, there is also a lovely balance between sweetness and spiciness, both hitting the palate simultaneously. The oak is there as well. This is a pleasant tasting, with the palate being the best part of the experience.

Finish Review - Rating: 76

The finish is between the short and medium range.

Uniqueness Review - Rating: 79

The taste and complexity are unexpected at this price point, resulting in a reasonably unique $40 experience.

Value Review - Rating: 85

Value is where Blue Note Juke Joint Uncut shines. Readily available at $39.99, this may be one of the best bourbon values under $40.

Author: Mark Pringle
Smell IS taste. I am just a guy who has been hit with the bourbon bug and who has come to the conclusion that life is too short to drink average tasting bourbons. Go Gators!
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