In addition to being one of the most cherished and influential songwriters in contemporary music history, Bob Dylan is a big whisky enthusiast. In 2018, Dylan announced plans for his own line of whiskey, dubbed Heaven’s Door, and on Tuesday plans were made more official.
The Heaven’s Door distillery will open its doors in 2020, it was announced in a news release on Tuesday that also doubles as a 50th anniversary nod to Dylan’s 1969 record Nashville Skyline..
More, from the release:
The new center will feature the Heaven’s Door craft distillery, complete with guided tours, a whiskey library, restaurant and a 360-seat live performance venue, all part of a renovation project to the 160-year-old Elm Street Church that will also display pieces of Dylan’s paintings and unique metalwork sculptures.
As for the whiskeys involved in this new endeavor, they range in type and prices:
Heaven’s Door is an ever-evolving portfolio of handcrafted whiskeys which are the perfect melding of art and craft, as each expression features Dylan’s unique ironwork sculptures. Heaven’s Door’s inaugural trilogy of craft whiskeys include a Tennessee Straight Bourbon (90 proof, $49.99 SRP), a Double Barrel Whiskey (100 proof, $49.99 SRP), and a Straight Rye Whiskey finished in French cigar barrels from Vosges, France (100 proof, $79.99 SRP). In 2018, Heaven’s Door also introduced a limited-release 10-Year Tennessee Straight Bourbon (100 proof, $129.99 SRP).
While you wait to sample Dylan’s whiskey, revisit Nashville Skyline below, via Spotify.