Heaven’s Door Spirits, created in partnership with Nobel Laureate and cultural icon Bob Dylan, has launched its 10 Year Tennessee Straight Bourbon. This Limited-Release is a sumptuous whiskey from beginning to end. With exceptional depth and complexity wrought from a decade spent in toasted American oak barrels, this Limited-Release Bourbon has already received wide acclaim from the whiskey community, including an extraordinary Five Star rating from leading authority F. Paul Pacult.
The Heaven’s Door Limited-Release Bourbon is a testament to the company’s mission of creating an ever-evolving catalog of small batch whiskeys featuring uncommon blends, special barrel finishes and rare stocks. To compliment the craftsmanship that went into the making of this bourbon, the bottle itself is a work of art. Beautifully decorated with Bob Dylan’s original roots-inspired Americana artwork, it presents a striking blend of art and craft.
Heaven’s Door 10 Year Tennessee Straight Bourbon is mellowed using charcoal columns made from Tennessee sugar maple trees, a method traditionally known as the “Lincoln County Process.” The low rye content and a decade of barrel-aging renders a rich and full-bodied whiskey. On the nose, there is an aroma of fresh baked bread and nougat. The mid-palate mouthfeel is rounded out with semi-sweet flavors of grilled pineapple and candied walnuts. The finish delivers a perfect balance of sweet and savory with notes of cooked peaches and steeped tobacco.
“We are passionate about challenging whiskey convention through unique barrel finishing, wood experimentation, and blending,” says Ryan Perry, Head of Whiskey Development at Heaven’s Door. “At 100 proof and with a low rye mash bill, this whiskey is perfectly balanced and rich in character. After spending ten long, hot summers in a Tennessee rick house, this bourbon was so perfect that we felt any tinkering would have been a disservice.”
Just like the trilogy of Heaven’s Door’s inaugural expressions, the Limited-Release bottle features one of Bob Dylan’s distinctive iron gate sculptures, crafted in his Black Buffalo Ironworks studio. Bob Dylan’s gates are created from objects found on farms and scrapyards across the country, an homage to his childhood in an iron ore town. The 10 Year Tennessee Straight Bourbon comes in a beautifully composed case, with the delightful surprise of a reprinted lyric sheet featuring the hand-typed words to Dylan’s beloved songs “Maggie’s Farm” and “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”
The 10 Year Tennessee Straight Bourbon joins the multiple award-winning trilogy of Heaven’s Door expressions debuted this past April: the Double Barrel Whiskey, the Tennessee Straight Bourbon, and the Straight Rye Whiskey finished in French Oak “Cigar” Barrels from the Vosges forest region of France.