GSN Review: Heaven’s Door Straight Tennessee BourbonEdit Post
Contributed by on Jan 04, 2019
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Heaven’s Door Spirits, created in partnership with Nobel Laureate and cultural icon Bob Dylan, recently launched its 10 Year Tennessee Straight Bourbon. The Heaven’s Door Limited-Release Bourbon is a testament to the company’s mission of creating an ever-evolving catalog of small batch whiskeys featuring uncommon blends, special barrel finishes and rare stocks. To compliment the craftsmanship that went into the making of this bourbon, the bottle itself is a work of art. The 10 Year Tennessee Straight Bourbon comes in a beautifully composed case, with the delightful surprise of a reprinted lyric sheet featuring the hand-typed words to Dylan’s beloved songs “Maggie’s Farm” and “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”
“We are passionate about challenging whiskey convention through unique barrel finishing, wood experimentation, and blending,” says Ryan Perry, Head of Whiskey Development at Heaven’s Door. “At 100 proof and with a low rye mash bill, this whiskey is perfectly balanced and rich in character. After spending ten long, hot summers in a Tennessee rick house, this bourbon was so perfect that we felt any tinkering would have been a disservice.”
The 10 Year Tennessee Straight Bourbon joins the multiple award-winning trilogy of Heaven’s Door expressions debuted this past April: the Double Barrel Whiskey, the Tennessee Straight Bourbon, and the Straight Rye Whiskey finished in French Oak “Cigar” Barrels from the Vosges forest region of France.
Heaven’s Door Straight Tennessee Bourbon (90 proof)
Visual: Medium-dark gold.
Nose: Strong nose of old wood and tanned leather. Some dark apricot, vanilla bean and brown bread.
Taste: Remarkably smooth and balanced, it quickly opens up into a rather broad vista of whiskey flavors. The low-end rumbles with sweet corn and malt, whilst the mid-range playfully expresses soft baking spices, and the top notes have a slight fruit edge. It all works as a cohesive whole.
Finish: Long, with a sweet tinge like a lover’s goodnight kiss.
Overall: Another winner from Bob. He keeps knocking, and Heaven’s Door keeps answering.
GSN Rating: A+
For more information go to: Heaven’s Door