Bob Dylan has released the second version of his Heaven’s Door Bootleg Sequence whiskey this winter—warming up the season with Bootleg Vol. II; it’s tropical, with a rum end.
Dylan’s whiskey model launched in 2018, debuting three sourced whiskeys together with a rye and a bourbon. We had been followers of these tasty bottles (though they had been a little bit typical). Since then, he’s been busy getting bizarre in one of the best ways potential.
Whereas these preliminary releases had been devoted crowd-pleasers for the broader whiskey lover, the limited-edition Bootleg Series debuted final yr with a unusual pedigree: a low-rye bourbon aged 26 years and completed in Japanese Mizunara oak, one of many rarest oak species on the earth (and a scrumptious ending ingredient when well-applied).
We had been followers of that whiskey, and so we count on large issues from the newly introduced Bootleg Vol. II.
It must be famous, by the way in which, that in the intervening time all Heaven’s Door whiskey is sourced, not distilled in home. Whereas a distillery has been created for the model, none of this inventory (or any for the subsequent half-decade) will come from it.
Quantity II doesn’t have the spectacular age assertion of its predecessor, however it’s equally engaging. The second launch will function 15-year-old bourbon inventory completed in Jamaican pot nonetheless rum casks.
“Distinctly richer with barely tropical notes from the fermentation course of,” Heaven’s Door explains, “this cask power 104.6 proof Tennessee whiskey boasts an abundance of maple syrup on the nostril, with a end that brings ahead notes of toasted coconut, vacation spice, and toasted oak, the place the affect from the sugar cane and rum extraction shines.”
One attention-grabbing factor to notice is that this launch discloses that the whiskey in query underwent the Lincoln County course of—a charcoal mellowing filtration course of widespread to Tennessee whiskey makers. The method is finished after distillation and earlier than barreling, which might imply this whiskey needed to come from certainly one of two distilleries which have been working that lengthy: Dickel or Jack Daniel’s… and Dickel is understood for promoting sourced inventory.
Based on the distillery, Bootleg Vol. II is bottled in handmade ceramic bottles that “function certainly one of Bob Dylan’s traditional work, Sundown. Monument Valley, housed in fantastically designed and individually numbered collectible leather-based journals.”
Solely 3,000 bottles of this uncommon whiskey can be found, with a steep price ticket of $500 a bottle. That’s not unusual nowadays for uncommon inventory releases, as a lot as we hate to confess it…and at 15 years, that is sufficiently old to be some really one-of-a-kind whiskey.
Seize one here.
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