Bob Dylan Is Opening a Whiskey Distillery in Nashville
If you’re looking for a good whiskey cocktail, all you have to do is "knock, knock, knock on Heaven’s Door."
Well, actually you don’t even need to knock. You can go right in.
According to Rolling Stone, legendary musician Bob Dylan is bringing his own brand of whiskey to Nashville by opening his own distillery. Heaven’s Door Distillery and Center for the Arts — named after his famous song — is set to open in 2020.
This isn’t the first time Dylan has dabbled in the travel and lifestyle industries. Back in 2017, the artist and musician sculpted an iron archway for the opening of the MGM National Harbor Hotel and Casino in Maryland. And Dylan fans have been able to rent out his “Big Pink” studio in Palm Springs for about $650 per night.
Now he’s bringing his signature brand of whiskey, Heaven’s Door, to the locals of Nashville.
According to Rolling Stone, the new distillery will be housed in a renovated church. Are you getting the theme yet? The former Elm Street Church (located at 616 5th Avenue) was built in 1860, in downtown Nashville, but instead of holy water, it’ll be serving Tennessee bourbons, whiskeys, and rye.
“Nashville is the natural home for the Heaven's Door distillery and the Elm Street Church is a fitting home for Dylan's visual artwork,” Marc Bushala, CEO of Heaven's Door Spirits, said in a statement. “We spent years looking for a property that truly captures the essence of the Heaven's Door brand, and when we finally found the deconsecrated church in SoBro, we immediately knew that it would be the perfect physical and spiritual center for the brand and Bob's art.”
In addition to being a distillery, the new space will also serve as a “whiskey library,” according to Pitchfork, with a restaurant and performance venue. Fans and guests can also come to see some of Dylan’s original artwork while they sip on their Tennessee whiskey.
Dylan’s song, “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” is one of the tracks on his heavily lauded country album, “Nashville Skyline.” This year marked the 50th anniversary of the album’s release, according to the Associated Press.
The Heaven’s Door Distillery and Center for the Arts is set to officially open in the fall of 2020.