Heaven’s Door™ Spirits, the whiskey label from music legend Bob Dylan and Spirits Investment Partnership (SIP), marked the 50th anniversary of the release of Dylan’s iconic album Nashville Skyline with the announcement that Nashville would be home to its new distillery and event space.
Heaven’s Door Distillery and Center for the Arts is slated to open in fall 2020 in downtown Nashville. Part of a renovation project to the 160-year-old Elm Street Church, it will feature the Heaven’s Door craft distillery, a whiskey library, restaurant and a 360-seat live performance venue as well as exhibits of Dylan’s paintings and unique metalwork sculptures.
“We’re thrilled to celebrate the anniversary of ‘Nashville Skyline’ with our own addition to Music City’s skyline,” said Marc Bushala, CEO of Heaven’s Door Spirits. “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. We spent years looking for a property that truly captures the essence of the Heaven’s Door brand, and when we 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.”
Widely-regarded as one of Dylan’s greatest reinventions, Nashville Skyline is credited with bringing country-rock to the masses and changing the Nashville music scene forever. Heaven’s Door inaugural trilogy of craft whiskeys include a Tennessee Straight Bourbon, a Double Barrel Whiskey and a Straight Rye Whiskey finished in French cigar barrels from Vosges, France. In 2018, the distillery also introduced a limited-release 10-year Tennessee Straight Bourbon.