Heaven’s Door Launches The Exploration Series


February 14, 2024

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Heaven’s Door Spirits announced the launch of The Exploration Series. Led by Master Distiller Ken Pierce and Master Blender Alex Moore, Heaven’s Door continues to experiment with new finishing methods for a unique collection of limited-time offerings.

Heaven’s Door will unveil two unique expressions under The Exploration Series banner annually, each one experimenting with new blends, secondary finishes, and intriguing staves.

The collection’s debut release is deeply rooted in French influence, with incorporated elements of product, wood, and technique. The foundation comprises a blend of Heaven’s Door’s Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey, culminating in a finish inside freshly dumped Calvados Brandy casks before introducing an additional layer of complexity through medium-heavy toasted French oak staves.

Calvados, an apple brandy from Normandy, France, matures for at least two years in French Oak Casks. This imparts sought-after characteristics like fresh apple cider and baked apple brandy to the bourbon.

“Our new medium-heavy toasted French oak staves bring forth balanced complexity and enhanced aroma, culminating in a dark color and a smoother, creamier mouthfeel,” Moore said.

Heaven’s Door whiskeys have consistently received widespread acclaim and recognition, reinforcing the brand’s dedication to crafting exceptional whiskeys. The inaugural expression of The Exploration Series is aged for at least 5 years, bottled at 108 proof, and available for $79.99 at heavensdoor.com and key retailers across the country.

About Heaven’s Door Spirits

Heaven’s Door Spirits was founded by musician and cultural icon Bob Dylan in collaboration with Spirits Investment Partnership (“SIP”). Heaven’s Door has won awards for its collection of craft whiskey, including the #1 Consumer Choice Award at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and was cited as the “Best Bourbons of the Century…So Far” by the Robb Report. The Heaven’s Door portfolio of craft whiskeys is available nationwide and online at heavensdoor.com.