Dylan Birthday Special
Three essentials to encounter His Dylaness

Encounter Dylan in three totally different ways

The best things come in threes – even on a birthday. An album, a book and a whiskey brand – the essence of Bob interpreted differently.

Selected and approved by the least objective editorial team when it comes to the man from Duluth.

The essential ‘Desire‘-Album from 1976

The Rolling Stone ranks ‚Desire‘ as one of the best albums of all time. We just think it is the most essential album there is that captures all the important facets of Dylan. He co-wrote the majority of the tracks with songwriter and psychologist Jacques Levy, who also collaborated on Rolling Thunder Revue which took place in autumn 1975 and spring 1976.

The album is also particularly characterised by Scarlet Rivera’s violin. Dylan had met Scarlet by chance in NYC-Village and spontaneously invited her to the sessions for ‚Desire‘ on the spot.

As close as you can get: ‚Chronicles‘

If you want to get a glimpse of his Dylaness, spare some time for ‚Chronicles Volume 1‘. The main part of the book is about Dylan’s first year in New York with flashbacks to his early years in Minnesota.

You get to know him as an ambitious young artist trembling on the edge of self-realisation and you come across the stars of New York’s folk scene: Dave Van Ronk, Fred Neill, John Hammond and many more.

A toast to Dylan with his Heaven's Door Whiskey

Honestly, we love whisky but haven’t had the chance to try the Heaven’s Door variants yet. But as loyal and completely biased fans, we definitely want to believe Robert Allen Zimmerman saying: “I’ve been traveling for decades, and I’ve been able to try some of the best whiskey spirits that the world has to offer. This is great whiskey.”

Apart from these three sorts which were launched initially in 2018 in a collaboration with Angel’s Envy Distillery (Louisville), you find more varieties and limited editions in the meantime.

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