Heaven's Door Rye Bottling Note
Here we have Heaven's Door Straight Rye, created by Bob Dylan (yes, that exact Bob Dylan you're thinking of) and Marc Bushala (founder of Angel's Envy Bourbon) in a church in Tennessee. Interestingly, for their rye, they have chosen to finish the whiskey in toasted oak cigar barrels (they're cigar shaped, they didn't just have a load of cigars stashed in them) from Vosges in France! Very intrigued to see the impact this finishing period has had on the whiskey...
Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt
Nose: Classic dark and chew rye notes - mint, baking spices, anise, freshly ground pepper - form around a creamy core of banoffee pie and vanilla ice cream. A warming, woody element builds underneath with touches of citrus, leather and molasses. A big whiff of pricey dark chocolate wafts through with time.
Palate: The flavours intensify on the palate. There’s a nutty toffee foundation with more chocolate and spice, followed by apple pie, orange peel, spearmint, salted butter and nougat.
Finish: The spice completely disappears but the mint lingers in a calm, delicate and slightly succulent finish.