Heaven's Door Tennessee Bourbon

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Distillery Bottling
Calculated age
08 years old
42.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 dec 2019 1:26 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 72.19

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48 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Heaven's Door Tennessee Bourbon

15 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.64 points.

  1. marmeladow scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Tasted over a period of a good 6 weeks - consistently a bitter disappointment. Average straight bourbon, but completely overpriced. The best thing is the design of the bottle. When uncorking the cork lid came off immediately (cheap glued, had to open the bottle with a corkscrew - quite a shock for the price!
    • Nose
      Glue, alcohol, then also oak with vanilla and caramel as well as somewhat peculiar spicy notes (laurel?)
    • Taste
      Apart from the bottle design, it is still relatively the best: mild and mellow. With the second sip it becomes significantly spicier with cinnamon and nutmeg, otherwise like nosing
    • Finish
      short, pleasantly mild at first, but then slightly bitter and scratchy. Nothing more remarkable

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  3. MarcinCh scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Gold color. Oiliness.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Lots of vanilla, sweets, spices.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Vanilla. Spices. Caramel. Sweetness. Sweet cream.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Sweet. Caramel. Vanilla.

  4. Sporx scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Bourbon as it should be, sweetish, corn, initially a little alcohol, caramel throughout, spicy

    Spicy, sweetish, orange, has both pepper but is also very gentle, slightly bitter, sweetish spiciness throughout

    Medium length, spicy, sweetish

  5. The_Osprey scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Heaven's Door Tennessee Straight Bourbon, 42%.

    Dark golden orange.

    Aroma is orange zest with some banoffee, spirit and marker pen, moving to highlighter pen and green apple sourz, gluey, definite glue and resin, a touch of lime cleaning liquid. Then back to the start, orange zest and banoffee ... and then round through the above notes mentioned, landing back on the highlighter pen.

    It’s a cyclical aroma, round it goes. Quite a bit going on. Not refined but it’s punchy, entertaining.

    Taste is spiky for the low abv. Sharp, steely and pointed at the front of the palate. Not much of the rounded caramel flavours bourbon often comes with, but they are there to an extent. The spirit and spicy oak mingle for a short while, then the spirit takes over and the linger is mostly ethanol. It’s a spicy bourbon with a kick of spirit, not one of those relaxing wingback chair dessert bourbons.

    It kicks a bit. There’s no mistaking the fact that this is an alcoholic beverage. I quite enjoy the spice and the soft orange-like note. There are certainly things I like, but it’s a (slightly) below average whisky for my purposes and preferences, so it wouldn't be on my shopping list even if it were priced more competitively. 3.325/80

  6. YD84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Caramel, wood, toffee, cherry jam, tart apples, butterscotch, nuts, spices, ground sugar. A nice, easy drinking bourbon with enough going on to keep it interesting. This could have been so much more at a higher strength.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. DramALife scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    S 6
    I haven’t drank enough bourbon to judge professionally but this is pleasant with no off-notes. It somehow reminds me of Woodford Reserve, so perhaps it's relatively overpriced.

    [78-82] I'll gladly welcome another dram.

    N 25
    A lot of corn sweetness. Fragrant spices from rye. Vanilla fudge. Pecan pie. Roast corn. A hint of orange peel.

    P 25
    Smooth, sweet, and aromatic. A bit more punchy on the palate. I’m enjoying the honey, and corn alongside that fragrant rye spices. Vanilla is at its heart. The wood gradually shows more of itself. Slightly dry on the edges.

    F 24
    Short-mid finish. A touch of oak bitterness at the back. Toasted oak and freshly baked loaf. A touch of black pepper too.

  8. ZLako scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    small sample from a bar, good one
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    An unusual soapy touch that makes it different from other bourbons. The nose is okay, a bit weak on the palate, too short a finish.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Corn, Solvent, Alcohol, Peanut, Caramel., Orange, Slightly Perfumed, Tart BBQ Sauce
    • Taste
      79 79
      Soft, Orange, Mouthwash, Corn, Bitterness
    • Finish
      80 80
      Rather short finish, slightly bitter, floral-soapy, toasted wood, pepper

  10. hzs275 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      74 74

  11. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    Glue, alcohol, nothing more. One of the worst bourbons I've ever tasted.

  12. A.S. Bak scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  13. Sandman23 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  14. claymore84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 07-12-2020.

  15. Sandman scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, oak, toffee, fruit and coffee mix.
    • Taste
      Vanilla, caramel, cocoa, cereal biscuits, nuts, fruit orchards, coffee and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Medium, sweet, barbecued corn on the cob, vanilla, oak, hints of fruit orchards, cinnamon, nuts and coffee.

  16. JungleDram scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It's been a while since I had a bourbon in the glass. This (rumored, but you can also taste it) 8-year-old whiskey is dangerously tasty and mild, yet very fragrant and, in comparison with the underage new bottlings from Scotland, a bright spot. Has something.

    Details on occasion.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87


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