Bob Dylan's 'Bootleg' Bourbon Exquisitely Showcases His Visual Artistry
by Rudy Sanchez on 11/09/2020 | 2 Minute Read
Bob Dylan is perhaps best known as a towering legend of song. Of course, some folks might not know that he's also an accomplished author, visual artist, and since 2018, the face of a celebrity whiskey line, Heaven’s Door (so much for selling out over just ladies undergarments).
The brand’s range features premium whiskeys and bourbon, and the labels showcase his iron gate sculptures, which he crafts in his Black Buffalo Iron Works studio. However, the brand's limited-edition Bootleg Series' packaging highlights work from another of Dylan’s visual oeuvres, creating luxurious and artful packaging to house unique American spirits.
The Bootleg Series is a platform for Heaven’s Door to showcase and share more adventurous, rare, and experiential drinks while still combining Dylan’s lyrical and visual spirit. The 2020 edition is a 15-year straight bourbon finished in Jamaican pot still rum casks that comes housed in a white ceramic bottle featuring the artist’s Sunset, Monument Valley wrapped around the bottle.
The painting features a highway cutting through the southwestern desert, with the red landscape blending into the sunset. A stick seal is orange and sports Dylan’s signature, and the bottle gets packaged in an opulent leather bound case, something that should feel at home in a study full of rich, mahogany furnishings.
Don’t think twice it’s all right about the sticker price, as each bottle goes for about $500 and is available from ReserveBar.com
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