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New Release: Bob Dylan’s 777 Blend

By The Bourbon Flight

Heaven’s Door Spirits, co-created with Bob Dylan, announces a new bourbon release in partnership with hospitality leader MGM Resorts International. Aptly named the “777 Blend” in tribute to the company’s iconic casino resorts, the limited-edition offering is an extension of the ongoing collaboration between Bob Dylan and MGM National Harbor, which currently houses one of his custom art pieces.

The bourbon is now available at the Maryland resort and MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas properties including Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Park MGM, Mandalay Bay, and The Mirage.

Crafted by the Heaven’s Door Master Blender and the MGM Resorts team, the 777 Blend consists of three 7-year-old straight whiskeys: Heaven’s Door’s previously unreleased wheated bourbon; a low rye bourbon; and a straight rye whiskey, with the final liquid showcasing the best of three different whiskey types.

Presented in the brand’s signature glass bottle, the label art showcases “Portal,” the sculpted iron archway designed by Dylan exclusively for MGM National Harbor. The 26-foot by 15-foot custom piece adorns the west casino entrance as part of the resort’s Heritage Collection, an art program that showcases high-quality commissioned and procured works by visionary local and international sculptors, photographers and mixed-media artists.

“This partnership is a natural continuation and celebration of Bob Dylan’s ‘Portal’ gate at MGM National Harbor, and we’re honored to have collaborated with their team to bring this new offering to life,” said Heaven’s Door Master Blender Ryan Perry. “We’re bringing fans an exclusive new whiskey that’s a true representative of our brand’s dedication to celebrating music, whiskey and art and look forward to continuing crafting new liquids and forging unique partnerships that give them an experience you can’t find elsewhere.”

MGM Resorts Chief Hospitality Officer Ari Kastrati said, “As an industry leader in hospitality and entertainment, we always seek to deliver exceptional experiences. This collaboration provides our guests, as well as fans and followers of Heaven’s Door, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to taste a rare blend made with Mr. Dylan’s exceptional whiskey collection and it has been an absolute pleasure.”

The 777 Blend is best enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or with a splash of water, and features the following characteristics:

  • Age: 7 Years
  • Proof: 93.6
  • ABV: 46.8%
  • Nose: Bing cherry, baked bread, and soft wheat
  • Palate: Brown sugar, dried fruit, and allspice
  • Finish: Toasted oak, nutmeg, pipe tobacco

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