Decade Series - Release 01
Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Heaven's Door Distillery
Distilled in Tennessee
Aged 10 Years
Non-Chill Filtered (NCF)
Mash Bill: Undisclosed - High Rye
Retail Price: ~$80-90
Poured Neat in a Glencairn
Color: Dark Honey
Nose: Ripe Pear, Honey and Vanilla Wafers
Palate: Hard Caramel Candy, Chocolate Covered Toffee and an Oaky Spice
Finish: Sweet to Bold! A lasting viscous linger.
Overall: Celebrity-backed brands / spirits don't really appeal much to me but I was on board with Heaven's Door from the initial releases. "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, including Heaven's Door Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Heaven's Door Double Barrel Whiskey and Heaven's Door Straight Rye Whiskey finished in Vosges oak barrels."
A strong diversity of flavors won me over. It all began with the Double Barrel Whiskey in their core lineup. But I'm here to talk about the first release of the new 10 Year Decade Series. Ryan Perry, Heaven's Door Master Blender was kind enough to set aside part of his day to chat with me about the new Decade Series release. "Our 10-year Bourbon is the first in a trailblazing new collection of premium whiskeys from Heaven's Door, curated out of a true labor of dedication and patience over time. Years of maturation in our barrels has resulted in this ultra-premium expression." We had a great conversation of where Bourbon / Whiskey is at the moment and where we both see it in the near future. This release has Ryan and the team excited and also has me quite excited after having the opportunity to try it. (Thank you to the folks at Heaven's Door for this sample). As I mentioned, the taste of toffee, chocolate and caramel mixed with a decade's worth of barrel aging made a fan out of me. I won't lie, I did reserve a bottle when it becomes available from ReserveBar.com just to be sure I don't miss out on the full bottle.
Library Rating: 8.4 / 10