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Bob Dylan adds Bourbon to core range

Heaven’s Door Whiskey, co-founded by Bob Dylan, has added a Kentucky straight Bourbon to its core collection.

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Ascension Kentucky straight Bourbon joins Heaven’s Door’s core range

Ascension Kentucky straight Bourbon joins the brand’s Tennessee straight Bourbon, double barrel whiskey, and straight rye whiskey in the core range.

The new release comes ahead of the opening of Heaven’s Door Distillery in Pleasureville, Kentucky, this autumn.

Alex Moore, Heaven’s Door master blender, said: “Our commitment to crafting award-winning whiskey is evident in every step of our process, from grain selection to distillation to the barrels we use for blending.

“For this exceptional Kentucky Bourbon, we meticulously blend each small batch to create its distinctive flavour profile.

“Both of the Heaven’s Door Bourbons feature similar mash bills, are aged for the same amount of time and bottled at the same proof, but result in two very different Bourbon expressions.”

Ascension is a non-chill-filtered Bourbon that sits at 46% ABV. The Bourbon has been aged for more than five years.

Tasting notes include aromas of baked bread, buttered popcorn and dried fruit. The palate is said to offer a ‘rich and complex’ profile, with tastes of caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper.

The launch coincides with the unveiling of new bottle artwork, featuring the iron metalworks of the Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right singer.

Al Vallejo, chief creative officer at Heaven’s Door, added: “Our new packaging design honours the artistry of Bob Dylan by elegantly framing his iconic gate artwork, with greater intricacy.

“Each expression in the Heaven’s Door portfolio features a different one of Dylan’s iron gates in a scale that allows for more of each piece of artwork to be seen in its entirety.”

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