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Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door Spirits Releases Bootleg Series Vol. IV Bourbon

Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door Spirits recently launched its Bootleg Series Vol. IV, an 11-year-old wheated bourbon … with a twist on the finish.

The Bootleg Series is named in tribute to Bob Dylan’s series of album collections, and makes up a portfolio of rare whiskeys and special blends that are released annually. The series of whiskeys was co-created with Bob Dylan and sourced and blended by the Heaven’s Door team.

A statement from the whiskey maker notes that the Bootleg Series Vol. IV release features an 11-year-old wheated bourbon finished in Islay Scotch casks, bottled at 111 proof.

Heaven's Door Bootleg Series Vol. IV
Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door Spirits recently launched its Bootleg Series Vol. IV, an 11-year-old wheated bourbon … with a twist on the finish. (image via Heaven’s Door Spirits)

The bourbon comes in a handmade ceramic bottle featuring an oil painting by Bob Dylan, called Lighthouse in Maine (2017) from the second installment of “The Beaten Path” collection. The oil painting celebrates Dylan’s well-traveled path and invites viewers to accompany him as he criss-crosses the USA through the backstreets, alleyways, and country roads.

Each bottle is housed inside an individually numbered leather journal. It has a suggested retail price of $499.99 and is now available at www.heavensdoor.com, and at select retailers around the country.

Islay whiskies are known for their peaty, robust flavors. Heaven’s Door secondarily ages their mature wheated bourbon for nearly a year in the Islay seasoned Scotch casks to impart those unique characteristics of peat, which leads to a whiskey the distillers note is reminiscent of toasting marshmallows over a campfire.

Also on the nose, the whiskey features aromas of sandalwood, sugar plums, marzipan, and creamed corn. The palate is that of a winter campfire, mesquite barbecue, leather, pipe tobacco, cedar, and bone marrow.

The Bootleg Series includes Bootleg Series Vol. I (2019), Vo.l II (2020) and Vol. III (2021), of which all three volumes quickly sold out upon release.

Gary Carter

Gary Carter has been at the helm of metro newspapers, magazines, and television news programs as well as a radio host and marketing manager. He is a writer/editor/photographer/designer by trade, with more than 30 years experience in the publishing and marketing field. Gary enjoys working to build something great, whether that be a novel project, a start-up, an organization, a fresh-face to the journalistic world, or even something as simple as a short story. A native Texan and a Pacific Northwest convert, he is a whiskey enthusiast who cut his teeth on it ... literally!

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