Heaven’s Door Whiskey, the brand owned by Bob Dylan, has unveiled a limited-edition 10-year-old bourbon finished in Redbreast Irish whiskey casks.
This first-ever collaboration for both brands was the idea of master blenders Ryan Perry of Heaven’s Door and Billy Leighton of Redbreast Irish Whiskey. Hence, the release’s apt name: The Master Blenders’ Edition.
Dylan helped Perry and Leighton, the company says, sampling more than a dozen blends before settling on the final selection. “Mr. Dylan is a perfectionist and knows his whiskey,” says Leighton. “His engagement and enthusiasm for this collaboration made this project even more special.”
The Master Blenders’ Edition features Heaven’s Door 10-year straight bourbon finished in Redbreast’s signature single pot still casks for 15 months, extracting flavor from single pot Irish whiskey and former Spanish sherry.
The end result is a taste profile with prominent notes of nuts, spice and leather, the company reports, as well as the influence of sherry, citrus, dark fruit and a subtle sweetness of Yellow Man from the Redbreast casks.
The Master Blenders’ Edition comes in Heaven’s Door’s signature bottle, featuring a new gate design created by Dylan in his Black Buffalo Ironworks studio, as well as Redbreast’s iconic Robin.
Available in limited quantities on ReserveBar.com and at select retailers, The Master Blenders’ Edition arrives before the end of June.
The suggested retail price is $99.99 per 750-ml. bottle. The whiskey is 100 proof.
This follows the 2019 releases of the Bootleg Series.