The notes on the nose of Heaven's Door Straight Bourbon Whiskey come and go. When I opened the bottle the nose was very good with butterscotch, apple, rye spice, mint, and cinnamon notes. On the second tasting a week later, I did not get the level of complexity.
Unfortunately, the palate leaves a lot to be desired. It is not smooth at all as one would expect for a 92 proof whiskey. It does get a little creamier after you open the bottle and after you let it sit for a week or so. Still, it's not enough to make much of a difference in the tasting experience. There’s a mintiness on the palate and ethanol.
The finish is extremely short.