Heaven’s Door Spirits has released Bootleg Series Volume V: an 18-year-old straight bourbon whiskey finished in Spanish vermouth rouge casks.
This annual series, now in its fifth release since debuting in 2019, is overseen by Heaven’s Door’s Master Distiller Ken Pierce and Master Blender Alex Moore.
Bootleg Series Volume V is 114 proof. Secondarily finishing the matured bourbon helped create aromas of dark fruit notes, hints of allspice and vanilla undertones, according to distillery notes. The palate contains notes of caramel, honey and vanilla.
“Vermouth has long been a part of whiskey cocktail culture, and we wanted to capture that essence in this mature Bootleg Series expression,” says Moore. “We chose Spanish Vermouth casks to finish the 18-year-old bourbon to provide depth of flavor and complexity that perfectly complements the whiskey’s character.”
Each bottle in the Bootleg Series is adorned with one of brand founder Bob Dylan’s original paintings on a hand-crafted ceramic bottle, and comes in a leather journal.
Bootleg Vol. V showcases Dylan’s painting titled “No Vacancies” (2019) from The Beaten Path collection. The road, a recurrent and central theme in Dylan’s work, takes center stage in this painting.
The 2023 release of Bootleg Series Volume V is available at buy.heavensdoor.com and select retailers nationwide for a suggested of $599 per 750-ml. bottle.
This follows the recent release of Heaven’s Door Ascension Kentucky Straight Bourbon.
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Author: Kyle Swartz