Acknowledged as the epicentre of both American music and whiskey production, it was only fitting that Bob Dylan's venture should lay its roots in Tennessee. It's home to the distillery and offices of the artist's company, Heaven's Door, which is self-styled as the perfect blend of art and craft.
Named after his 1973 hit 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door', the 2018 collection included a Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Double Barrel Whiskey and Straight Rye Whiskey finished in oak barrels from France. Collectors may notice the distinctive label design, which incorporates one of the artist's distinctive gates that he designs, assembles and welds in his metalworking studio, Black Buffalo Ironworks.
Since then, the project has launched in the UK and been featured by Forbes and Rolling Stone. In 2020, he released his Bootleg Series, which featured ceramic bottles bearing his art, including the iconic 'Train Tracks' graphic. In September that year, he recorded an episode for his Theme Time Radio Hour series, in which he discussed the cultural influence of whiskey.
In an interview with the press, Dylan commented: "You don't always find inspiration. Sometimes it finds you. We wanted to create a collection of American whiskeys that would each tell a story."
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03/11/2020The second instalment of this prestigious series features six hand-signed limited edition graphics showcasing music released between 1963 and 1966. The collection is available as individual artworks or as a set.
24/11/2021Available in an edition of just 95, these previously unpublished editions of 'Backyard' and 'Truck' are hand-signed by Bob Dylan and are two of the first-ever works from his fine art programme.
20/11/2021The prestigious Miami museum is exhibiting more than 180 of Dylan's paintings, drawings and sculptures, spanning 60 years of his art. Get in touch to find out more about this interactive and immersive display.
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