HeavenS Door Straight Bourbon Whiskey 750ml
A straight whiskey sourced from Tennessee. Heaven’s Door Straight Bourbon Tennessee Bourbon is an interesting release and a bit of a mystery. It carries a 70% Corn mash bill, which eliminates the usual culprit of George Dickel.
A unique mash bill from Tennessee, our Bourbon utilizes 30% “small grains” to complement. The character imparted from spending nearly 7 years in American oak barrels. The result is smooth and lasting with notes of vanilla and baked bread layered over a bed of toasted oak.
There’s a lot to enjoy with this easy-sipper. Heaven’s Door Straight Bourbon sweet palate gracefully transforms into a more toasted and spicy affair that nicely presents a contrasting tasting experience. In addition, despite being 90 proof, the whiskey has good intensity and its flavors are well presented before it ramps up the heat during its finish.
Rich aged oak immediately greets you. Taking a deep inhale reveals scents of light hints of baked cinnamon, vanilla, butterscotch, and peanuts lying in wait. The main focus though is the oakiness, which clearly dominates the nose and helps usher in a very nicely balanced opening to the sip.
Deep buttery brown sugar swirled with cinnamon jumps to the front. Behind it lies a layer of oak combined with a sweet vanilla, light cinnamon apple, and hints of cherries. The secondary barreling process is evident here as the sweeter flavors from the wood are pulled forward while still showcasing a heavy amount of rich oak.
The finish focuses more on drier flavors compared to the sweeter ones found in the nose and palate, and opens with drier oak, leather, hints of peppercorn, and light vanilla. Drier leather and oak pull forward and linger, while flashes of peanuts dash in and out. It’s a pleasing flavor profile is a nice way to end the sip.