Rock-stars have been putting their name behind alcohol products for years, and the newest member of the club is folk legend Bob Dylan.
Dylan has just announced he is releasing three whiskeys. The first will be a straight rye, as well as a straight bourbon and a “double-barreled” whiskey.
The drink has been made possible because of Dylan’s collaboration with Marc Bushala. He is the man behind Angel’s Envy, a premium bourbon and rye whiskey brand that was eventually sold on to Bacardi in 2015.
You can get your hands on Dylan’s new line of whiskey, which will be known as ‘Heaven’s Door,’ by visiting its website.
In a recent interview with the New York Times, Dylan said: “We both wanted to create a collection of American whiskeys that, in their own way, tell a story,” adding: “I’ve been traveling for decades, and I’ve been able to try some of the best spirits that the world of whiskey has to offer. This is great whiskey.”
Bushala said of the collaboration between the two: “Dylan has these qualities that actually work well for a whiskey,” adding: “He has great authenticity. He is a quintessential American. He does things the way he wants to do them. I think these are good attributes for a super-premium whiskey as well.”
So how do they taste? The straight rye is finished in toasted oak barrels, air-dried near Vosges, France, and is understood to be “a smoother, more approachable rye with notes of orange peel, coriander, and spice,” as for the double barrel blend, this apparently has “notes of caramel, oak, citrus, and spice.” Finally, the Tennessee bourbon is described as “smooth and lasting with notes of vanilla and baked bread layered over a bed of toasted oak.”
Even though it’s early days for the Heaven’s Door brand, the whiskeys have already won several awards, this including three medals at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.