Heaven's Door Straight Rye Whiskey: a fantastic addition to the world of Rye Whiskey.
As you may or may not know, Heaven’s Door is a collaboration between the well-known musician Bob Dylan and co-founder of Angel’s Envy, Marc Bushala. You can see Dylan’s influence throughout the brand. For instance, the name is based on his famous song, Knockin’ on Heavens Door. The iron gate artwork depicted on each bottle was designed by Dylan himself in his metalwork studio. We already reviewed their amazing Tennessee Bourbon last year, so we were really looking forward to tasting their Straight Rye Whiskey.
Heaven's Door Straight Rye Whiskey is distilled in Tennessee and finished in toasted French oak cigar-shaped barrels from Vosges. It's chill filtered, bottled at 46% ABV and contains no artificial colouring. The average price of this bottle is around $80.
On the nose: the nose is unique! Rose water, floral notes, cinnamon, cereal notes, citrus and tobacco notes. Not bad at all.
On the palate: big vanilla notes on the palate followed by chocolate cake, citrus, clove and mint.
Finish: short and smooth with citrus notes and mint.
Overall: a bloody good rye whiskey!