SIPs new Heavens Door range comes in bottles featuring an image of Bob Dylan’s distinctive studio gates

SIP's new Heaven's Door range comes in bottles featuring an image of Bob Dylan’s distinctive studio gates

Spirits Investment Partnership and Bob Dylan's Heaven's Door whiskey range

Category - Spirits, various abvs

Available - From mid-May

Location - US; Tennessee, Texas, California, Florida, New York and Illinois, with other markets to follow

Price - SRP of between US$49.99 and $79.99

The Chicago-based Spirits Investment Partnership has teamed up with Bob Dylan to launch a premium American whiskey range that honours the Nobel Prize-winning music legend.

Heaven's Door initially comprises a straight rye whiskey, a seven-year-old Tennessee straight Bourbon and a double barrel whiskey. SIP said the portfolio will be "ever-evolving", with new whiskies brought in from different master distillers and blenders in the US.

The range is named after one of Dylan's most famous songs, Knockin' on Heaven's Door, and packaged in bottles featuring the distinctive iron gates at his studio, Black Buffalo Ironworks.

According to the company, the partnership came about after SIP CEO Marc Bushala read that the music star had applied for his own whiskey trademark, Bootleg Whiskey. Bushala organised a meeting with Dylan, in which the two developed the idea of creating a whiskey collection.

"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," Bushala explained.

The alcohol tie-up is not Dylan's first. In 2004, he partnered with an Italian wine maker to launch a blend of Montepulciano and Merlot named after his 1974 album Planet Waves.

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