Heaven’s Door Spirits, the collection of Bob Dylan’s American whiskeys, recently announced the inaugural release of its Decade Series.
Each whiskey in the Decade Series is limited, and each is 10 years of age or older. The first release in the series is a high-rye, 10-year-old straight bourbon whiskey.
The Decade Series collection began more than a decade ago when the founders of Heaven’s Door hand-selected barrels from small producers across the country. Those barrels are now ready to be shared.
A statement from Heaven’s Door notes that this inaugural release in the Decade Series lineup is a high-rye whiskey bottled at 100 proof. It is not chill-filtered and not charcoal-mellowed, which the distiller explained helps allow the bold flavors of the rye to come through along with sweet notes of toffee and bitter chocolate followed by a long, smooth finish.
“We’ve been patiently waiting on our barrels of aged liquid to mature to the optimal flavor profile for many years, and we are thrilled to release them for our fans to enjoy,” said Heaven’s Door Master Blender Ryan Perry. “When we sourced these barrels from our industry partners years ago, the product was phenomenal, but we purposely let some of them sit for several additional years to get even better.”
He said their first release is whiskey that the public has yet to taste. “This Tennessee bourbon has a mash bill that’s non-traditional, with 22 percent rye and without charcoal mellowing. The distillation is much more reminiscent of what you would expect from a traditional Kentucky bourbon.”
Heaven’s Door recently garnered the top Consumer Choice Award at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and was named one of the “Best Bourbons of the Century…So Far” by the Robb Report.
In the near future, the distiller anticipates subsequent Decade Series releases to include a wheated bourbon and a rye whiskey.
Decade Series Release #01 distiller’s notes:
- Age – 10 Years.
- Proof -100 Proof.
- ABV – 50%.
- Nose – Maple, butterscotch, poached pear, banana.
- Palate – Sweet notes of toffee and bitter chocolate with a silky, leathery finish.
The limited-edition Decade Series Release #01 has a suggested retail price of $99 and is now available at www.reservebar.com and select retailers nationwide.
For more information, check out www.heavensdoor.com.
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