Daxton Hotel, a modern luxury hotel located in Detroit’s northern metro area that seamlessly balances fine art, cutting-edge design, and lush accommodations, announces a partnership with Heaven’s Door, a collection of handcrafted American Whiskeys co-created with esteemed singer-songwriter-artist, Bob Dylan.
Pulling from the art-filled boutique hotel as inspiration, Heaven’s Door crafted a unique bourbon exclusively available at Daxton, named Heaven’s Door Daxton Single Barrel. This bespoke spirit will be available to enjoy at Daxton’s Geode Bar and Lounge, and flagship restaurant Madam. Distilled with a custom Heaven’s Door mash bill and aged for five years, it was bottled at 124.5 proof.
“The quality of Heaven’s Door’s award-winning portfolio of whiskeys matches the extraordinary service and experience that we proudly provide our guests,” said Raj Radke, Daxton Hotel’s Managing Director. “Our two likeminded brands have come together to create a special spirit that can only be enjoyed at Daxton – where you are enveloped in a collection of museum-quality art, where you can revel in a night of live jazz music, and where you are transported to a place where your senses can soar.”
“Daxton Hotel has an intentional vision, and it was an honor to work alongside their amazing team,” said Ryan Perry, Heaven’s Door Master Blender. “As a Michigan native, I took tremendous pride in this project. I refused to select anything but the best, and we landed on a true gem with this barrel select.”
Daxton Hotel features more than 400 original pieces of cutting-edge art curated from around the world by renowned Saatchi Art. In total, the hotel features works from 160 artists representing nearly 40 countries with artwork crossing multiple mediums including painting, photography, collage drawing, and sculpture.
GSN’s Remarks: A lovely perfume of oaken goodness greets the nose, along with a rich tapestry of char and stave. The entry is warming, a bit fiery, but not overly so. Rather, a strong presentation indicative of the high proof. There is some mild sweetness, with baking spice, on the palate, most notably cinnamon towards the finish. The body is well balanced and serves the whiskey well if bringing the high ABV down with a large rock or splash of water. The finish is fairly long and leaves a refreshing woody afterglow. We can definitely see ourselves relaxing in the hotel bar with a glass of this and an erstwhile companion to engage in conversation. Very well done, as all Heaven’s Door releases have been. This one is just a little more special. Make plans to visit Daxton the next time you’re in Detroit. GSN Rating: A+