He's a musical icon and an artistic welder of wrought-iron gates, now Bob Dylan is entering the whiskey world.
The Iron Ranger is launching a series of three whiskeys under the brand name "Heaven's Door," which he's brewed alongside liquor entrepreneur Marc Bushala in a 140-year-old church in Tennessee.
The whiskeys will include a Kentucky bourbon, a double-barreled whiskey, and a straight rye whiskey.
Initially, they will only be available to order online in a handful of states (not Minnesota) starting next month, but Dylan and Bushala are expected to expand it to more states in the near future.
Each whiskey bottle features an image of one of Dylan's welded iron gates, which the 76 year old created from scrap metal at his Black Buffalo Ironworks.
As Vanity Fair reports, the collaboration started in 2015 when Bushala noticed that Dylan had applied to trademark the phrase "bootleg whiskey."
Reference to whiskey features in Dylan songs including "Copper Kettle," "Blind Willie McTell," 'Gotta Serve Somebody" and "Moonshiner," as the Guardian notes.
But ultimately it was "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" that served as the name for the whiskey, which is a nod not only to Dylan's song, but also the Hibbing native's passion for making doorways.