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Heaven’s Door Double Barrel Whiskey

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  • Distiller:

    Undisclosed

  • Bottler:

    Heaven's Door

  • ABV:

    50%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • 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.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: The red and blue fruits are met with a jolt of spice that will delight rye whiskey fans, before delivering earthy, leathery, tobacco leaf on the finish. Big in oak flavors, but not overdone.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • 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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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: If you’re a fan of double barreled whiskey, a lover of oaky flavors, or just a Bob Dylan fan, give this a go as I think you’ll walk away pleasantly surprised. I know I did.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: A moderately lengthy finish showcases lasting spice, oak, caramel, peppermint, and cinnamon.
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  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The sharp, almost smoky character has its charms, echoing dark chocolate on the back end, but the experience is on the whole a bit too savory.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: The palate leads with oak, then toasty vanilla and dried apricot, with a long, warming, peppery finish. Adding water brings out softer honey and chamomile notes.
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  • Intro:

    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.

  • Nose:

    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.

  • Taste:

    Rich on the palate, sweet and easy drinking. Honey, toffee, rich cream and butter. Toffee, orange peel, peppery.

  • Finish:

    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:

    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.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
  • Disclosure: The producer asked us to review this, and sent some along

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