This article was produced in partnership with Heaven’s Door
The holidays are the time to pull out all the stops. Decorate the house with abandon, raise Bing Crosby, and cook a feast for friends and family to enjoy. But if baking isn’t your forte, don’t panic. There’s a foolproof recreational requirement that you can’t mess with: pour premium whiskey.
And since we’re in over-season, don’t just pour one or two—but whole triples. After all, not every guest will want the same thing, and some people like drama or a cocktail to mimic the scope and versatility of an advent calendar.
Fortunately, you have covered Heaven’s Gate. The whiskey brand co-created with Bob Dylan offers essential whiskeys that touch all points of the old-fashioned flavor spectrum with Straight Bourbon, Straight Rye and Double Barrel options. Whether you crave sweet vanilla leaf, deep spice, dried fruit, or honey, there’s Heaven’s Door whiskey to satisfy your craving.
The key to holiday entertainment: Variety and variety
The choice allows you to be creative with your drink menu. Consider creating an old-fashioned bar that gives each guest the freedom to customize their own cocktail.
Put the three bottles together with some rocks and a bucket of fresh ice. Offer a few different sweeteners, such as sugar cubes, maple syrup, agave syrup, and honey; Plus a selection of myrrh, from traditional angostura to orange, cocoa, plum or whatever else you like. For garnish, peel some citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, and grapefruits; open a jar of a beautiful cherry cocktail; And consider unusual options like dried figs or even festive candy canes.
With a variety of cocktail add-ons, your guests can enjoy a whole evening of fun.
If you’re not ready to stick with several full-sized bottles, you can still enjoy these three whiskeys with the Heaven’s Door Trilogy Collection. The special package includes three 200ml bottles. And while you’d think a triple-pack might command a higher price tag, the Trilogy Collection comes in at $59—making it super easy to pick one out for yourself and anyone else hosting you during the holiday season.
Heaven’s Gate Trilogy
Bourbon whiskey from Heavens Door
Distilled and aged in Tennessee, the brand’s flagship bottle features the classic bourbon scent of nougat and freshly baked bread, as well as the flavors of honey and buttery toffee. At 92 proof and without refrigerated filtration, it’s sturdy enough to stand up to any cocktail yet remains smooth and easy to sip elegantly.
Straight rye whiskey Heaven’s Gate
While it begins as standard straight rye, aged in new charred oak, this 7-year-old whiskey gets an unusual twist: It undergoes secondary maturation in roasted oak cigar barrels from Vosges, France. Layers of wood add extra spice on top of the already spicy flavor of the 92-proof spirit, adding complexity and richness.
Double barrel whiskey from Heaven’s Gate
A custom blend of three whiskeys—two Tennessee whiskeys with a mashed bill of bourbon and rye—Double Barrels are aged for six years in a blend of new charred oak and fresh bourbon barrels. The fluid marriage then spends another year in alligator-charred New American Oak before being packaged into 100 proof, heightening the barrel’s flavors, while post-distillation maple charcoal drip imparts a smooth finish.
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If you’re hoping to kick off a little sipping holiday, or are looking for a whiskey gift that will impress even the toughest of in-laws, Heaven’s Door can help you there too. The brand’s new Decade series contains whiskeys that are aged 10 years or more, and each is selected to showcase the best qualities time can elicit in a barrel.
for the first time , Heaven’s Gate Contract Series Edition 01: 10 Years in a Row of BourbonIt is a full-flavored whiskey with rich notes of maple, poached pear, toffee and bitter chocolate. They are packaged in a 100-degree package and filtered without refrigeration, allowing the full depth of ripeness to shine.
Version 01 of the Heaven’s Gate Contract series is now available. Obviously, such a special whiskey is available in limited quantities, so keep in mind it’s an excuse to do your holiday shopping early!
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