It’s a solid bourbon! Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door whiskey brand has become one of the standouts in the saturated world of celebrity-backed spirits brands. This new high-end entry into the limited-edition Bootleg Series is a cask-finished bourbon and definitely worth trying.
The fourth annual Bootleg release, The Bootleg Series Vol. IV featured a wheated bourbon aged for 11 years, finished in Islay Scotch Casks, and then bottled with a proof of 111.0. But what makes this more special is that all of the whiskey from Heaven’s Door is sourced from other distilleries and blended by master blender Ryan Perry and not Bob Dylan himself. After being aged for 11 years, the whiskey is finished in Islay scotch casks for nearly a year, and the results are subtle but definitely noticeable.
Featuring rare and unreleased whiskeys, each release features one of Bob Dylan’s paintings on a hand-made ceramic bottle in a bespoke leather case. The Bootleg Series Vol. IV comes in a ceramic decanter decorated with a rendering of Dylan’s 2017 oil painting Lighthouse in Maine. And to top it, all off the bottle is packaged in a large leather case with a quote from Dylan inscribed on the inside. The quote says, “Oh, but if I had the stars from the darkest night, and the diamonds from the deepest ocean, I’d forsake them all for your sweet kiss, for that’s all I’m wishin’ to be ownin!” The distinctive painting on the white bottle adds life to the look.
Aromas of caramel, apple cinnamon and a bit of blood orange are the top notes, and then opens to cherry and chocolate notes, and whiffs of soft smoke. You can find this whiskey for sale now on the official website for $499.