Heaven's Door Straight Rye Whiskey finished in Vosges Toasted Oak Cigar Barrels
92 Proof (46% ABV), finished in Vosges toasted oak cigar barrels
"Heaven’s Door Straight Rye Whiskey is aged for seven years in new, charred American oak barrels. Breaking with tradition, the whiskey is finished in toasted oak cigar barrels, harvested and air-dried in the low-lying mountainous region of Vosges, France. This unique and proprietary finishing process - which has never used before in whiskey making - results in a smoother, more approachable rye."
Gold Medal, 2018 San Francisco Spirits Competition
94 Points, 2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge: "Decadent cream and vanilla give way to spicy rye, sage, and green apple. The rye grain is tempered on the palate allowing sultry cocoa and caramel to come forward with hints of pepper and herbal tea. Very complex and long."
“An excellent example of what rye makers should aim for on the nose when making a rye – but often fall flat in the attempt." –Heather Greene, Spirits Expert, Author
“A rye that does appreciably and with confidence show the bright, tangy, tropical fruit side of the grain that produced colonial America’s first successful whiskey." – F. Paul Pacult, Editor, F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal