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Heaven’s Door Whiskey, Bob Dylan’s popular spirits brand, has unveiled its first-ever collaboration, and both fans and collectors alike will want to get their hands on this limited-edition offering.
Heaven’s Door has teamed up with Redbreast Irish Whiskey on the release of an ultra-exclusive 10-Year Aged Bourbon finished in Redbreast casks. This first-ever collaboration for both brands was created in tandem by Master Blenders, Ryan Perry of Heaven’s Door, and Billy Leighton of Redbreast Irish Whiskey, and has been aptly named, “The Master Blenders’ Edition.”
Available to order on ReserveBar.com, the bourbon will retail for $100 and be available in time for Father’s Day. Heaven’s Door says the bourbon marries “the best of American and Irish whiskey.” The brand is also feeling extra confident after a pre-release bottle of the Master Blenders’ Edition was awarded a Double Gold medal in a blind tasting in the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
The Master Blenders’ Edition features Heaven’s Door 10-year aged Straight Bourbon finished in Redbreast’s Single Pot Still Casks for 15 months. The finish product delivers hints of red apple, figs and dates with a marzipan and nutty finish. Notes of nuts, spice and leather, as well as influences of Spanish sherry and citrus round out your sip.
Heaven’s Door says the collaboration took two years to perfect, with both Perry and Leighton working together on a number of blends and barrel finishes to arrive at their final whiskey profile. While Dylan himself wasn’t involved in the direct whiskey-making process, he had final approval on the product, as he does for all of Heaven’s Door’s offerings. The company says the singer/songwriter was heavily involved in picking out the final blend from a sampling of more than a dozen offerings.
“Mr. Dylan is a perfectionist and knows his whiskey,” Leighton says. “His engagement and enthusiasm for this collaboration made this project even more special.”
“We’re honored to have had the opportunity to work with Billy and the rest of the Redbreast team to bring The Master Blenders’ Edition to life,” adds Perry, in a release. “Heaven’s Door was founded around the spirit of collaboration, and this was a dream partnership for our brand. I can honestly say that the final flavor profile blew us away.”
The Master Blenders’ Edition is offered in Heaven’s Door’s signature bottle, with a gate design created by Dylan in his Black Buffalo Ironworks studio. Available in very limited quantities on ReserveBar.com, the company says that “once this release is gone, it is gone for good.” Find the bourbon here.