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Bob Dylan to open Heaven’s Door distillery next year

Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is to open a new distillery for his Heaven’s Door American whiskey brand in Nashville, Tennessee, which is expected to open in autumn 2020.

An artist’s impression of the Heaven’s Door Distillery in Nashville

The Heaven’s Door range was launched by Dylan in April last year, in collaboration with Angel’s Envy Bourbon founder Marc Bushala.

The new Heaven’s Door Distillery and Center for the Arts will open in downtown Nashville and will feature a whiskey library, restaurant and a 360-seat live performance venue.

It will be part of a renovation project on the 160-year-old Elm Street Church. The site will also feature Dylan’s paintings and metalwork sculptures.

The announcement coincides with the 50th anniversary of Dylan’s ninth album Nashville Skyline.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate the anniversary of Nashville Skyline with our own addition to music city’s skyline,” said Bushala, CEO of Heaven’s Door Spirits.

“Nashville is the natural home for the Heaven’s Door distillery and the Elm Street Church is a fitting home for Dylan’s visual artwork.

“We spent years looking for a property that truly captures the essence of the Heaven’s Door brand, and when we finally found the deconsecrated church in Sobro, we immediately knew that it would be the perfect physical and spiritual centre for the brand, and Bob’s art.”

The Heaven’s Door range includes Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Double Barrel Whiskey and Straight Rye Whiskey and most recently, a limited edition 10-year-old Tennessee Bourbon.

In August last year, Bourbon producer Heaven Hill filed a lawsuit against Heaven’s Door for trademark infringement.

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