Editor’s Note: This whiskey was provided to us as a review sample by Heaven’s Door. This in no way, per our editorial policies, influenced the final outcome of this review.
The number seven is lucky for many people. In numerology, seven represents the duality of science and spirituality. A triple seven (777) is a magical number and lucky across many cultures. According to numerology, 777, known as the “Angel Number,” will bring about a positive change in your life or guide you in the right direction. In a casino, 777 might guide you to the slot machines–or even to a bottle of whiskey on a liquor store shelf.
MGM Resorts International and Heaven’s Door recently announced a collaboration. That angelic number now applies to the 777 Blend in tribute to the casino resorts. The blend consists of Heaven’s Door’s unreleased wheated bourbon, a low rye bourbon, and a straight rye whiskey. The 777 Blend continues to showcase the art of Bob Dylan, Heaven’s Door co-creator, with his iron gate designs on the bottle.
The partnership between Dylan and MGM Resorts International is ongoing. The “Portal” gate on the 777 Blend is an actual archway Dylan exclusively designed and sculpted for MGM National Harbor. The Heaven’s Door 777 blend is available at the Maryland resort and MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas properties including Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Park MGM, Mandalay Bay, and The Mirage.
If you aren’t able to get to Maryland or Las Vegas for the exclusive 777 blend, Heaven’s Door has at least five other whiskies including a rye and a fun bootleg series. The bootleg series features more unique art by Bob Dylan, but the designs on the bootleg bottles seem just as collectable as the whiskey inside. The art is as colorful as a work of art that you would hang on your wall. On that note, let’s talk about what’s inside the 777 Blend bottle.
Tasting Notes: Heaven’s Door 777 Blend
Vital Stats: Aged 7 years. 93.6 proof. Chicago, Illinois.
Appearance: Old gold in color.
Nose: The nose is sweet and pleasant. I detected pie spices and vanilla, along with dried sweet apple.
Palate: The palate is very subtle. I enjoyed the notes of apple, anise, and allspice. The finish was abrupt and dry.
Heaven’s Door 777 blend is a unique and interesting whiskey, just like the founder and the art on the label. I found it sweet and light. I think this would make a great summer whiskey. It reminds me a bit of warm day, sitting in a field surrounded by whispering wheat and a picnic with some fresh baked apple pie.
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