Bob Dylan is venturing into a new business. The musician announces that he will soon be launching his own whiskey company called Heaven's Door.
Some of the whiskeys he will sell include a straight rye, Tennessee bourbon, and a double barrel whiskey. Dylan will be collaborating with Marc Bushala, the co-founder of Angel's Envy bourbon.
"We both wanted to create a collection of American whiskeys that, in their own way, tell a story. I've been traveling for decades and I've been able to try some of the best spirits that the world of whiskey has to offer. This is great whiskey," said Dylan.
In May, Dylan and Bushala will drop their range of whiskeys. The two men have already raised $35 million from their investors. The name Heaven's Door is a tribute to the singer's 1973 hit song "Knockin' On Heaven's Door."
Marc Bushala's Statement
Bushala also released a statement on his partnership with Dylan. He said that he is impressed with the singer's qualities and great authenticity.
"He is a quintessential American. He does things the way he wants to do them. I think these are good attributes for a super-premium whiskey as well," said Bushala.
Bob Dylan's Music Career
Dylan is an American singer, songwriter, author, and painter. He has been one of the most influential figures in popular music and culture for over five decades. Some of his songs, which feature political undertones, became the anthems for Civil Rights movements, as well as the anti-war movement.
The 76-year-old singer released his self-titled debut album in 1962, which mainly consisted of folk songs. A year later, he made a breakthrough as a songwriter with the release of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.
Some of the songs in the compilation are "Blowin' In the Wind," "Rocks and Gravel," "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall," "Down the Highway," "Bob Dylan's Blues," 'Let Me Die In My Footsteps," "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right," "Gamblin' Willie," and more.
Bob Dylan's Interview
Last year, Dylan opened up about his time in the music industry and said that it has been over 50 years since he started in the business.
"From 1970 till now, there's been about 50 years, seems more like 50 million. That was a wall of time that separates the old from the new and a lot can get lost in this kind of time. Entire industries go, lifestyles change, corporations kill towns, new laws replace old ones..." said Dylan.