Bob Dylan’s celebrated whiskey brand to release its final bottles of 10 Year Tennessee Straight Bourbon and its inaugural “Bootleg Series” rare offering
NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 8, 2019 - Heaven’s Door™ Spirits, co-created by legendary musician and artist, Bob Dylan, today announced the release of the final bottles of its 10 Year Old 100 Proof Tennessee Straight Bourbon, a limited two-barrel lot batch. The brand also provided its first glimpse into its highly anticipated rare release series, The Bootleg Series, which will be unveiled later this year.
“We are excited to offer whiskey enthusiasts the last remaining bottles of Heaven’s Door 10 Year Tennessee Straight Bourbon,” said Ryan Perry, Master Blender for Heaven’s Door Spirits. “The reaction to our first release was so positive, we felt we had to bring it back one last time.”
Bottled at 100 proof, this is a rich and full-bodied bourbon that is mellowed with sugar maple after distillation before entering new white oak barrels. Heaven’s Door 10 Year Tennessee Straight Bourbon is presented in a commemorative box with a replica of Bob Dylan’s original hand-typed lyrics of “Maggie’s Farm” and “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” These final bottles of Heaven’s Door 10 Year Tennessee Straight Bourbon are available via pre-order on ReserveBar.com and for purchase in stores later that month.
Later this year, Heaven’s Door will also unveil the first of its Bootleg Series of rare whiskeys, named after Dylan’s famous “Bootleg Series” of albums. The inaugural release will be a 25-year-old whiskey finished in Japanese Mizunara oak casks, creating a truly unique and distinctive flavor profile. Native to Japan, Mizunara Oak is one of the rarest and most expensive types of oak in the world. Waiting at least 200 years before being harvested for barrel aging, alongside a global boom of Japanese whiskey, Mizunara Oak has become extremely difficult to procure. As a result, Japan has created an annual auction of the oak with a small supply going to the highest bidders.
Bottled with a suggested retail price (SRP) of $499.99 for a 750ml bottle, the first release of The Bootleg Series will be available in very limited quantities for the 2019 holiday season. Heaven’s Door will provide more details on this offering later this year.
The Heaven’s Door permanent portfolio of craft whiskeys includes Tennessee Straight Bourbon (90 proof, $49.99 SRP), Double Barrel Whiskey (100 proof, $49.99 SRP), and Straight Rye Whiskey finished in cigar barrels from Vosges, France (100 proof, $79.99 SRP). First introduced in 2018 to wide acclaim, Heaven's Door is an ever-evolving line of handcrafted whiskeys which are the perfect melding of art and craft, as each bottle features co-creator Bob Dylan’s unique ironwork sculptures.
Heaven’s Door’s portfolio of whiskeys is available nationwide and online via Reservebar.com/collections/heavens-door. For more information about the brand, visit www.heavensdoor.com or engage with the brand on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
About Heaven's Door Spirits, LLC:
Heaven's Door Spirits is a collaboration between legendary artist Bob Dylan and Spirits Investment Partnership ("SIP"). The group brings together a leading roster of beverage, music and distiller professionals who are passionate to find new whiskey expressions and innovations to encapsulate the art of an irrepressible American artist. Heaven's Door Spirits is Bob Dylan's first and only consumer brand partnership in his 50 years as a worldwide cultural icon, which makes this collaboration unique and important – a true interplay of art, craft and commerce. Website: www.heavensdoor.com.
About Bob Dylan:
Bob Dylan is generally regarded as one of the world’s most influential and groundbreaking artists. In the decades since he first burst into the public’s consciousness via New York City’s Greenwich Village folk music scene in the early 1960s, Bob Dylan has sold more than 125 million records and amassed a singular body of work that includes some of the greatest and most popular songs the world has ever known. He continues to traverse the globe each year, performing nearly 100 concerts annually in front of audiences who embrace his new material with the same passion as his classic output. In recent years, his work as an author and visual artist has further burnished his popularity and acclaim; a worldwide best-selling memoir, Chronicles Vol. 1, spent 19 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List, in 2004, and several major exhibitions of his paintings and iron gates have been shown in recent years at some of the world’s most prestigious museums and galleries.
Bob Dylan’s contributions to our culture have been recognized with numerous honors and accolades. In December 2016, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature by the Swedish Academy “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” In 2012, he was awarded America’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, by President Barack Obama. In addition to winning 11 Grammy Awards, Dylan has achieved six entries in the Grammy Hall of Fame, which honors recordings of “qualitative or historical significance” at least 25 years old.
About Spirits Investment Partners:
Spirits Investment Partners (SIP) is a boutique spirits investment, product innovation and brand development company comprised of highly-seasoned distilled spirits professionals with expertise with in all facets of beverage business.