Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door Spirits has announced the first expression of its limited-edition Bootleg Series, a 26-year old whisky finished in Japanese Mizunara Oak barrels.
This first release, dubbed Volume 1 of the Bootleg Series, comes in hand-made ceramic bottles featuring one of Bob Dylan’s paintings, Train Tracks. The 2019 Edition is housed in an individually numbered collectible leather journal.
Bottled with a proof of 111.5, the low rye content of this whisky’s mash bill allows for the signature flavors from the Mizunara Oak barrels to shine through, the company reports.
“The unusually long maturity of the whisky is balanced with the acquired notes of coconut, coriander and a native incense of Dīngxiāng (clove),” says Ryan Perry, master blender, Heaven’s Door. “The Mizunara Oak offers an exotic taste and lingering finish found in some the best Japanese whiskies. We’ve been working on this release for many years and are thrilled with the end result.”
The Bootleg Series, which is named in tribute to Bob Dylan’s series of retrospective albums, will feature annual limited-edition releases of new whiskeys.
With fewer than 3,000 bottles for sale at a suggested retail price of $499.99 for a 750-ml. bottle, the 2019 Edition of The Bootleg Series is now available for pre-order via ReserveBar.com/products/the-bootleg-series-by-heavens-door, and will be online and in select retailers nationwide in early December.
Each Volume of the Bootleg Series is a one-time release. Once all the bottles are sold, they will be gone for good.