Heaven’s Door relates to Bob Dylan’s Knocking on Heaven’s Door. Turns out Bob is a huge bourbon drinker (usually just before he goes on stage if you’ve seen him lately) & he threw a ton of his own money to start this brand. I had no idea.
Think about it: all these years of being “in the basement mixing up the medicine” has made him a lot of money & he could’ve gone anywhere to source his juice. He chose Indiana and I don’t really find it surprising because of the quality. For us it works out better because a bourbon this good at cask strength from Kentucky would cost around 100 bucks!!
I just re-tasted this beauty and was really pleased with how this one turned out. I can’t believe this is nearly 123 Proof (122.7). You really never get any of the heat. I wouldn’t have thought it was over 105 tasting it. It leads with inviting aromas of burnt caramel, hazelnut, and allspice mix with flavors of dried fruit, caramel, vanilla, and light rye spice. The finish is warm and spicy with subtle and smooth notes of vanilla and oak. This is a great one.