To celebrate the start of cooler weather and prime whiskey season, Heaven’s Door Whiskey teamed up with popular spirits mixologists & influencers to create their own recipe using the brand’s core expressions: Tennessee Straight Bourbon, Double Barrel or Straight Rye. This is the perfect time to switch it up from a neat pour with these unique takes:

Banana Sazerac *Photo and recipe by Jordan Hughes, @HighProofPreacher

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  • 2 parts Heaven’s Door Straight Rye Whiskey
  • 1 tsp banana simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Blackstrap bitters
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • Absinthe rinse

Preparation: Using an atomizer, coat the inside of a rocks glass with absinthe & set aside. Combine whiskey, syrup & bitters in a mixing vessel & stir with ice until chilled. Strain into absinthe rinsed the glass. Take a small slice of banana & skewer on a cocktail pick. Cover with raw sugar & brûlée with a culinary torch until caramelized, then serve on the rim of the finished cocktail.

Whiskey Smash *Photo and recipe by Jason Yu, @JasonFYu

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  • 45ml Heaven’s Door Tennessee Straight Bourbon
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 20ml simple syrup
  • 6-8 mint leaves

Preparation: Muddle lemon juice, some mint and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add Heaven’s Door whiskey and ice, shake well. Pour into a rocks glass over mint and ice cubes. Top with remaining mint.

About Heaven’s Door Whiskey

Heaven’s Door is an award-winning collection of handcrafted American whiskeys co-created with iconic musician and artist, Bob Dylan. The perfect blend of art and craft, each bottle of Heaven’s Door showcases Dylan’s distinctive welded iron gates that he created in his studio, Black Buffalo Ironworks. The Heaven’s Door portfolio is comprised of three core expressions, plus two 2019 limited releases.