A Bob Dylan whiskey distillery and venue is due to open in Nashville

music news 14/04/2019

Set to open in 2020, a multi-use facility is being developed as the new home to Bob Dylan's range of whiskeys.

Dylan's 'Heaven's Door' spirits launched last year, named after his classic track 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door', and 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 also be on display at the centre, and concerts and live events will be planned to take place there. It is also set to house a restaurant and a whiskey library.

Dylan and his business partners purchased the Elm Street Methodist Church in downtown Nashville for $6.2 million USD back in 2017. Built in the 1860s, the church closed it's doors in 1971, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. 

When he announced his spirits line last year, Dylan said he “wanted to create a collection of American whiskeys that, in their own way, tell a story. ... I’ve been travelling 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.”

It's currently available in straight rye, straight bourbon and double-barreled varieties.