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Heaven’s Door Begins The Exploration Series

Credit: Heaven’s Door

Heaven’s Door, an American whiskey brand founded by Bob Dylan and Marc Bushala, has announced a new venture named The Exploration Series. 

The limited edition expressions, crafted by Master Distiller Ken Pierce and Master Blender Alex Moore, experiment with new finishing methods to create bold and innovative flavors. 

The first release in the series is a five year old Tennessee whiskey that was finished in Calvados casks and toasted oak staves. Calvados is an apple brandy that is produced in Normandy, France, and is a sweet brandy that often contains notes of butterscotch and chocolate along with apples and pears. 

Heaven’s Door Exploration Series 1 will retail at $79.99 USD and is available on the Heaven’s Door website. The tasting notes for this inaugural release include “apples, […] brown sugar, pastry, caramel, and biscuits.” The whiskey is bottled at 54% ABV. 

Heaven’s Door was founded in 2018. Combining Bob Dylan’s artistic prowess with Marc Bushala’s experience in the spirits industry, the brand creates many different types of whiskey including Tennessee whiskey, double barrel expression, and rye whiskey.

Bob Dylan

The brand, which has its headquarters in Tennessee, is expected to open the doors to the Heaven’s Door Distillery in Pleasureville, Kentucky, in Spring 2024. The 160-acre site encompasses two stillhouses, a barn, a visitor’s center, and tasting rooms. Two 18th-century buildings have also been restored, adding to the authenticity of the distillery. 

Marc Bushala, co-founder of Heaven’s Door said “[t]his is a momentous occasion for Heaven’s Door. We selected this location for its remarkable natural beauty and unique ecosystem that has enabled us to make exceptional bourbon and create an unrivaled visitor experience”. 

The Heaven’s Door Exploration Series 1 is available now, with another expression expected before the end of 2024. 

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