At 76 years of age, it seems Bob Dylan can add one more item to his long list of accolades and accomplishments. Earlier this week the Nobel prize winner unveiled his latest project, a premium brand of whiskeys he’s calling Heaven’s Doors Spirits.
The collection of handcrafted American whiskeys is a collaboration between Dylan and Spirits Investment Partnership and currently has three offerings: a Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey, a Double Barrel Whiskey and a Straight Rye Whiskey finished in oak barrels from Vosges, France, air-dried for 3 years.
“Rather than make a single whiskey or work with one master distiller, we thought it would be far more interesting to work with various master distillers and blenders to make whiskeys that would each have their own unique signature,” said Spirits Investment Partnership CEO Marc Bushala.
According to the official website, each bottle of Heaven’s Door Spirits showcases Dylan’s distinctive, welded iron gates that he created in his studio, Black Buffalo Ironworks.
“Gates appeal to me because of the negative space they allow,” Dylan explains. “They can shut you out or shut you in. And in some ways there is no difference.”
“We wanted to create a collection of American whiskeys that, in their own way, tell a story.”
Heaven’s Door will be available in May in California, New York, Florida and Tennessee. Online orders will ship May 21st.