Country: USA
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Type: Rye Whiskey
Bottler: Heaven's Door Spirits LLC
ABV: 46%
Score: 93 points

Heaven's Door Straight Rye Whiskey. Image courtesy Heaven's Door Spirits.

You’ve probably had a rye whiskey made at MGP’s Indiana distillery before, but not like this one. The team of Bob Dylan and the Spirits Investment Partnership team of whisky makers took MGP’s regular rye and finished it in custom-made and toasted cigar-shaped casks from France’s Vosges region.

The nose has notes of linseed oil, lemon furniture polish, ginger, nutmeg, and a slightly herbal aroma. The taste is spicy with clove, black pepper, and chili powder notes that stick to the tip of your tongue, while a subtle lemony tartness and a hint of ginger sing backup along with honey and vanilla in the background. The spices last a long time on the finish and fade to a subtle end with hints of sweetness. Excellent! (May, 2018)