Bob Dylan Whiskey Distillery and Venue to Open in Nashville
Bob Dylan’s range of whiskeys will find a new home at a multi-use facility in Nashville, which is set to open in 2020, operators announced.
He launched his Heaven’s Door spirits last year – named after classic track "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" and featuring an image of a metalwork sculpture on the same theme – which are currently being distilled in various locations.
The new Heaven’s Door Distillery and Center for the Arts will provide a base for their continued creation. Some of Dylan’s paintings and metalwork sculptures will be on display at the center, with concerts and other live events to be planned also.
Dylan and his business partners purchased the Elm Street Methodist Church in downtown Nashville for $6.2 million in 2017. Built in the 1860s, the church closed in 1971 was was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Once conversation is complete, it will also house a restaurant and whiskey library.
Announcing his spirits line in 2018, Dylan said he “wanted to create a collection of American whiskeys that, in their own way, tell a story. ... 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.”
Heaven’s Door is available in straight rye, straight bourbon and double-barreled varieties.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Dylan was working on a new movie project with Martin Scorcese based on his 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese will be aired on Netflix later this year. It's described as "part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream."
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