Heaven's Door - Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml)
2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Gold Medal Winner
A marriage of peppered rye and crisp citrus with imparted notes of ginger, apricot and elderflower. Smooth and approachable with a long-lasting finish of orange peel, coriander and spice.
Finished in Vosges oak barrels, this 92-proofwhiskey presents a nose of banana cream pie, lemon blossom, and black tea, followed by a wave of alcohol that quickly diminishes. It’s off to a spicy start, with prickly pepper splashing into a pool of peach and tangelo nectar. Vanilla and resin even out the plump, sweet fruit and bring in a slight astringency. There’s remarkable balance here: straightforward and clean. 96 Points - Tasting Panel
Heaven's Door Description
Breaking with tradition, we finish our Straight Rye Whiskey in toasted oak cigar barrels, 3 year air-dried in the low-lying mountainous region of Vosges, France. This proprietary finishing process results in a smoother, more approachable rye with notes of orange peel, coriander and spice.
AGE: At least 7 years
NOSE: Herbaceous, apple and citrus, spearmint and oak.
PALATE: Honey coated marzipan, fresh cut grass, fennel, dill. Clove, cinnamon, black pepper and orange peel. Chamomile and cedar. Vanilla toffee, wet wood, chocolate cookies, a hint of mango and a dash of white pepper.
Wine Enthusiast: 92 Points
In an unusual twist for typically all-American rye, this Tennessee-made whiskey is finished in French oak barrels. The end result is brisk, spicy and mouth-watering, building clove, black pepper, cinnamon and lemon peel on a base of coconut, chamomile and cedar. Music-lovers take note: this brand was developed in collaboration with Bob Dylan.