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Heaven’s Door “The Bootleg Series” luxury whiskey

The iconic American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan may be best known for his music, but he’s also a writer, painter, sculptor and – more recently – whiskey connoisseur.

In 2018, Dylan launched Heaven’s Door, a brand specialising in American whiskeys, ryes and bourbons. The following year, Heaven’s Door put together The Bootleg Series, a limited release inspired by Dylan’s famous album series of the same name.

Each whiskey released as part of The Bootleg Series will be housed in a hand-made ceramic bottle printed with one of Bob Dylan’s paintings. For the 2019 Edition, which was aged for 26 years and finished in Japanese oak barrels, the GPA team was invited to manufacture a collectible leather case – and we were only too happy to oblige.

This unique pack is structured like a traditional leather-bound diary, with a soft front flap that pulls back to reveal the surprise contents. We constructed the case from MDF, crafting a wood-effect recess area where the bottle could sit.

We then wrapped the pack with warm brown PU leather, adding stitching to give a vintage finish. The front flap – made from the same PU leather – is held closed with a soft clasp, and features electroplated metal corners. All of the gold detailing on the PU – from the foiling to the metal additions – is in the same shade, which matches a souvenir coin located in the base of the pack.

An EVA fitment in the base of the bottle recess holds the whiskey in place, as does the neck holder, which is wrapped in black PU. Finishing touches include a Bob Dylan quote, embossed onto the interior of the pack, and the bottle number laser-cut on the inside of the bottle recess.