Excerpt: Despite being 90 proof, the whiskey has good intensity and its flavors are well presented before it ramps up the heat during its finish. What it lacks in wow factor it makes up for in a solid delivery that justifies its $50 asking price.
Excerpt: While the bold sweetness and stone fruits take the lead, there is enough tobacco-laced tannin and spice to back up and balance the initial sweetness, as char-grilled corn flavors take this across the finish line and make it decidedly moreish.
Excerpt: The palate is a little exotic for a bourbon, with more of a floral character that leads into a body loaded with honey, butterscotch, and a spiced vanilla character. The finish is nutty and vaguely tropical — exotic, lots of fun, and quite worthwhile.
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Distilled by an Undisclosed Tennessee producer, this 8 year bourbon comes to us from Bob Dylan's brand Heavens Door. It's bottled at 45% ABV, with no word on filtering.
Bright citrus, honey, some charcoal, orange zest and buttercream. Pretty complex on the nose, lovely sweetness paired with fruits. No minerality.
Medium mouthfeel. Not super viscous, but the ethanol is shrouded as well. Orange zest, honey, some more sweet cream. Light, sweet oak. Pleasant enough - makes for an easy sipper.
Long finish. This is where things really kick up a notch. Lovely orange peel, cream, cocoa, oak and pepper. The oak is well pronounced here, and the pepper, tannin and cocoa blend beautifully with those orange and sweet notes.
Heavens Door Tennessee Bourbon is a surprisingly complex and well executed release founded on TN distillate. The progression from bold nose, to easy drinker on the palate, to long vibrant finish is well done.
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