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It ain’t tea, babe: Bob Dylan embraces Tennessee whiskey

May 2, 2018
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2012, file photo, Bob Dylan performs in Los Angeles. A distillery is partnering with Dylan to distill whiskey at a 140-year-old Tennessee church and bottle it under the name Heaven's Door. Media outlets reported Dylan partnered with Angel’s Envy Bourbon co-founder Marc Bushala in the venture. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music icon Bob Dylan is partnering with a distillery to make whiskey at a 140-year-old Tennessee church and bottle it under the name Heaven’s Door.

News outlets report Dylan has partnered with Angel’s Envy Bourbon co-founder Marc Bushala in the venture. The New York Times first reported on the plan. Dylan recorded four albums in Nashville.

The Tennessean reports Heaven’s Door’s first whiskey releases include a Tennessee straight bourbon whiskey, a double barrel whiskey and a straight rye whiskey.

The whiskeys initially will be available in Tennessee, Texas, California, Florida, New York and Illinois.

Dylan said in a statement that he and Bushala wanted to tell a story with the line of whiskeys.

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