Excerpt: Pushing aside, the curiosity and getting back to the spirit, Heaven’s Door Double Barrel Whiskey is – simply – a good whiskey. It’s balanced, it’s tasty, it’s fun and it’s something I can see working well in cocktails.
Excerpt: It has a nutty taste which I associate with some Jim Beam and Tennessee whiskeys. The nutty flavor is not my preference, but I give it a 3.5 because it does morph a bit sip by sip, changing slightly making it more fun.
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Distilled by an Undisclosed Tennessee producer, this double barrel bourbon comes to us from Bob Dylan's brand Heavens Door. It's bottled at 50% ABV, with no word on filtering.
The proof bump is noticeable and welcome (the rest of the portfolio is 45-46 proof). Brown sugar, maple, fresh buttered rolls, some toffee and light pepper.
Rich on the palate, sweet and easy drinking. Honey, toffee, rich cream and butter. Toffee, orange peel, peppery.
Long finish. A bit bitter, the proof is apparent here. A bit hot, though there's plenty of butter cream, honey, orange peel, white cracked pepper and a hint of floral sweetness.
Overall, this drinks a little less complex than the Bourbon, but the viscosity and long finish make up for it with ease. Very good, though I bet this would be phenomenal with a couple extra years and proof points added in.
Disclosure: The producer asked us to review this, and sent some along
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