Heaven’s Door Bootleg Series Volume 2 Introducing the second release of The Bootleg Series by Heaven’s Door. Named after Bob Dylan’s famous “Bootleg Series” of albums, the line-up invites people to experience the art of craft whiskey on a new level.
Featuring unique and unreleased whiskeys, including special blends, barrel finishes and rare stocks, each offering in the series features one of Dylan’s paintings on a hand-made ceramic bottle in a collectible leather case.
Tasting Notes: Heaven’s Door Bootleg Series Volume 2
Vital Stats: 52.3% ABV, 104.6 proof. A straight bourbon finished in Jamaican pot still rum casks. The whiskey comes in a collector’s bottle, individually numbered, featuring the artwork of Bob Dylan and stored in a leather case. 750ml $499.99.
Appearance: Burnt umber
Nose: At the forefront, I first notice salt. It moves into a buttery Ritz cracker. Secondly, walnuts, raw almonds, and raw peanuts stand out like opening a mixed nut jar from Costco. In the middle, cocoa powder, ginger, and allspice linger. Towards the backend is faint nail polish remover. Toasted sandalwood, salt water taffy and caramel finish the nose.
Palate: The whiskey is sweet up front. While it is cask strength, it is only mildly hot. I also tend to find rum cask finishes hot compared to other finishes. A sour ferment comes in behind. Soft vanilla moves throughout the palate. The mouthfeel is slightly oily leaving a velvety feel. There are nutty overtones, which are reminiscent of peanut butter Ritz Bits. Lemon peel and apricot arrive near the finish as it warms on the backend. The finish is dry with oak, espresso bean, and maybe a hint of cocoa powder.