Legendary Minnesotan Musician Starts Making Bourbon
The times they are a changing! In a world that has seen various musicians and celebrities turn to making spirits in all forms like Sammy Hagar and tequila, Justin Timberlake and tequila, and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie also have Miravel Rose. Minnesota #BoldNorth icon Bob Dylan is getting in on the action. Dylan is going into the bourbon-making business!
The website whiskeywash.com reports that:
"Heaven’s Door Spirits, according to those behind it, ties Dylan together with Spirits Investment Partnership (SIP), a liquor brand development company whose CEO Marc Bushala was a co-founder of Angel’s Envy bourbon in Kentucky. The new partnership between Dylan and Bushala is focused around the development of what’s said to be a “collection of super premium American whiskeys” that will be ever evolving and in collaboration with different master distillers and blenders from across the country."
The idea all began when CEO Bushala read somewhere that Dylan had registered a trademark application for “Bootleg Whiskey” in 2015. The two met and developed the idea of creating this new whiskey collection.
The bottles holding Heaven’s Door whiskeys will feature the iron gates Dylan had created in his studio, Black Buffalo Ironworks, from objects found on farms and scrapyards across America.
Bob looks serious about his new endeavor in this promotional photo that was tweeted along with the story.
The initial launch will feature three different styles:
- Tennessee Straight Bourbon
- Double Barrel Whiskey from Tennessee
- Straight Rye Whiskey
Not to leave you tangled up and blue but the whiskey and bourbon will cost you a little bit to try as the booze will initially be available later this month in Tennessee, Texas, California, Florida, New York and Illinois (with more markets to come soon), as well as online. The suggested retail price range is between $50 and $80 a bottle.