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Batch 20; FOUR BY FOUR

Batch 20

FOUR BY FOUR

One of our smallest releases to date, FOUR BY FOUR is a blend of barrels of 9-Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey from Dearborn County, Indiana finished in Barbadian Dark Rum Casks. Not only is it a small release, but the resulting barrel proof is one of the lowest Four Gate Whiskey Company has released at only 103.2.

FOUR BY FOUR Stats

  • 9-Year Straight Bourbon distilled in Dearborn County, IN
  • Finished in Barbadian Dark Rum Casks
  • Bourbon Mash Bill:  75% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Malted Barley
  • Non-Chill Filtered
  • 103.2 Proof
  • 636 Bottles
  • MSRP: $199
  • Available: April 2022 in Kentucky, Texas, Illinois,  Seelbachs.com, Boubonoutfitter.com, and caskers.com

TASTING NOTES FROM THE CHIEF BLENDING OFFICER

  • Nose: Pepper, spice, vanilla, molasses, maple syrup, butter
  • Taste: Citrus zest, oranges, light caramel, sweet simple syrup and dark rum
  • Finish: Long, the rye spices fade out to be replaced by low, sweet dark rum notes

Batch 20 Press

COMING SOON!

 

BATCH 20 PRESS RELEASE

FGWC PRESS RELEASE BATCHES 19 and 20

 

BATCH 20 PHOTOS

Batch 19; The Kelvin Collaboration IIII

Batch 19

The KElvin cOLLABORATION IIII

The fourth iteration of our award-winning The Kelvin Collaboration series sees a blend of straight bourbon and straight rye whiskey finished in Australian Tawny Port and Barbadian Dark Rum casks. Like the previous three releases in the series, the dual-finish nature of this whiskey results in complex and layered flavors with a rich mouth feel and long finish. This is the first Four Gate Whiskey Release to be available in Illinois.

THE KELVIN COLALBORATION IIII Stats

  • Blend of 6 and 7-Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 9-Year Indiana Straight Bourbon, and 8-Year Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Finished in Australian Tawny Port and Barbadian Dark Rum Casks
  • Bourbon Mash Bills:  75% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Malted Barley
  • Rye Mash Bill: 95%Rye, 5% Malted Barley
  • Non-Chill Filtered
  • 111.2 Proof
  • 3,158 Bottles
  • MSRP: $199
  • Available: April 2022 in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Texas, Illinois,  Seelbachs.com, Boubonoutfitter.com, and caskers.com

TASTING NOTES FROM THE CHIEF BLENDING OFFICER

  • Appearance: Deep Amber
  • Nose: Peppery rye spice, dark fruits, oak, and vanilla
  • Taste: Black pepper, lemon zest, and sweet corn followed by plums, dark cherries and raisins
  • Finish: Long and lingering with rye spice and sweet rum-molasses

Batch 19 Press

The Bourbon Junkies YouTube tasting of Batches 18 and 19

 

BATCH 19 PRESS RELEASE

FGWC PRESS RELEASE BATCHES 19 and 20

 

BATCH 19 PHOTOS

Release 18; Saint Charente

Batch 18

Saint Charente

Batch 18 is a 7 year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in French Cognac casks. Named for the Charente river that flows through the Cognac region of France, St. Charente is a whiskey that smells of baking spices, cooked apples and orchard fruits, and sweet cinnamon. There were 2,365 bottles released at 119.2 Proof.

SAINT CHARENTE Stats

  • Mash Bill:  75% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Malted Barley
  • State of Distillation: Kentucky
  • Non-Chill Filtered
  • 119.2 Proof
  • 2,365 Bottles
  • MSRP: $199
  • Available: March 2021 in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Texas, Seelbachs.com, Boubonoutfitter.com, and caskers.com

TASTING NOTES FROM THE CHIEF BLENDING OFFICER

  • Appearance: Dark brown
  • Nose: Apple pie, baking spices, cinnamon, cloves
  • Taste: Spicy pepper, sweet vanilla and graham cracker, vanilla, light apples and citrus zest
  • Finish: long and satisfying with lingering orchard fruits

Batch 18 Press

My Bourbon Journey Youtube Review

The Bourbon Junkies YouTube tasting of Batches 18 and 19

BATCH 18 PRESS RELEASE

FGWC PRESS RELEASE BATCH 18- Saint Charente

 

BATCH 18 PHOTOS

Release 17; SPLIT STAVE BY KELVIN BRRYE

Release 17, Batch 17

SPLIT STAVE BY KELVIN “BRRYE”

This is the third edition of Split Stave by Kelvin, a whiskey utilizing proprietary finish casks made exclusively for Four Gate Whiskey Company by Kelvin Cooperage in Louisville. The first two releases, a Bourbon and a Rye, respectively, were very well received by whiskey lovers. This third release is a blend of 6 and 7-year Kentucky Straight Bourbons, a 9-year Indiana Straight Bourbon, and an 8-year Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey, resulting in a sweet and spicy blend the company has dubbed BRRYE. The whiskey was then finished in their popular Split Stave casks, made by crafting a series of toasted barrels and a series of charred barrels that are broken down before use and reassembled with alternating toasted and charred staves. For this year’s release, Kelvin Cooperage utilized staves made from French Oak which produce a spicier flavor profile than traditional American White Oak.

The end result is a spirit bursting with toasted marshmallow underlying strong baking spices, black pepper, and cinnamon.

SPLIT STAVE BY KELVIN (RELEASE 17) Stats

  • Bourbon Mash Bills (All three): 75% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Malted Barley
  • Rye Mash Bill: 95% Rye, 5% Malted Barley
  • Non-Chill Filtered
  • 112.7 Proof
  • 3,005 Bottles
  • MSRP: $199
  • Available: December 2021 in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Texas, Seelbachs.com, Boubonoutfitter.com, and caskers.com

TASTING NOTES FROM THE CHIEF BLENDING OFFICER

  • Appearance: Deep amber
  • Nose: Toasted marshmallow, cinnamon, baking spices, nutmeg, and cloves.
  • Taste: Sweet buttered cinnamon buns, cloves, vanilla extract, black pepper, and hints of mint
  • Finish: long and satisfying with peppery spices and notes of citrus

 

Batch 17 Press

The Bourbon Judge Video Review

 

BATCH 17 PRESS RELEASE

FGWC PRESS RELEASE BATCH 17- Split Stave by Kelvin BRRYE

 

BATCH 17 PHOTOS

Private Select Casks

Series 1, Released 2021

Cask No

Whiskey

Age

State of Distillation

Barrel Date

Selected By

Proof

Bottles

Serial #

2 Straight Bourbon Whiskey 6 Kentucky 06.03.14 Bourbon Outfitter 126.8 178 21-b-0197
3 Straight Bourbon Whiskey 6 Kentucky 06.03.14 The CBOs of Four Gate 124.6 142 21-b-0199
7 Straight Rye Whiskey 8 Indiana 02.21.13 Sigman Bottle Shop – Atlanta, GA 115.4 174 21-b-0208
8 Straight Bourbon Whiskey 7 Kentucky 09.26.13 The CBOs of Four Gate 123.8 175 21-b-0191
8 Straight Rye Whiskey 8 Indiana 02.21.13 The CBOs of Four Gate 114.4 176 21-b-0210
9 Straight Bourbon Whiskey 6 Kentucky 06.03.14 Seelbach’s 114.5 199 21-b-0201
9 Straight Bourbon Whiskey 7 Kentucky 09.26.13 Liquor Barn 122.9 181 21-b-0193
10 Straight Bourbon Whiskey 7 Kentucky 09.26.13 Midtown Cork Dorks – Nashville, TN 123.7 180 21-b-0192
11 Straight Bourbon Whiskey 7 Kentucky 09.26.13 Liquor Barn 122.9 183 21-b-0194
11 Straight Rye Whiskey 8 Indiana 02.21.13 The CBOs of Four Gate 115.2 186 21-b-0209
13 Straight Rye Whiskey 8 Indiana 02.21.13 The CBOs of Four Gate 115.6 171 21-b-0206
14 Straight Rye Whiskey 8 Indiana 02.21.13 The CBOs of Four Gate 117 177 21-b-0202
16 Straight Bourbon Whiskey 6 Kentucky 06.03.14 The CBOs of Four Gate 125.9 182 21-b-0198
16 Straight Rye Whiskey 8 Indiana 02.21.13 Seelbach’s 116.2 189 21-b-0203
17 Straight Bourbon Whiskey 6 Kentucky 06.03.14 Liquor Barn 118.9 194 21-b-0200
17 Straight Rye Whiskey 8 Indiana 02.21.13 It’s Bourbon Night 115.6 174 21-b-0207
18 Straight Rye Whiskey 8 Indiana 02.21.13 Liquor Barn 116 175 21-b-0204
20 Straight Rye Whiskey 8 Indiana 02.21.13 Mash & Journey 115.7 170 21-b-0205
22 Straight Bourbon Whiskey 7 Kentucky 09.26.13 Seelbach’s 122.4 163 21-b-0195
23 Straight Bourbon Whiskey 7 Kentucky 09.26.13 Good Spirits 122.2 166 21-b-0196

Release 16; Rye DownUnder

Release 16, Batch 16

RYE DOWNUNDER

Rye DownUnder, Batch 16, is a 7 year Indiana-distilled Rye Whiskey with a mashbill of 95% rye, 5% malted barley finished in Apera Sherry Casks imported from Australia by Kelvin Cooperage.

At a robust barrel proof of 110.2, this full bodied and full-flavored rye whiskey offers spicy rye flavors rounded out by sweet fruit and nuttiness from the sherry barrels. 2,168 bottles of this batch were produced. SRP for Batch 16 is $185.

“Sherry Finished Rye is one of my favorite barrel finished American whiskeys,” said Chief Blending Officer Bill Straub, “I just think the flavors of the sherry compliment a good citrusy, spicy rye perfectly.”

RYE DOWNUNDER (RELEASE 16) Stats

  • 7 Year Old Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey Finished in Apera Sherry Casks
  • 7-year Mash Bill: 95% Rye, 5% Malted Barley
  • Non-Chill Filtered
  • 110.2 Proof
  • 2,168 Bottles
  • MSRP: $185
  • Available: October 2021 in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Texas, Seelbachs.com, Boubonoutfitter.com, and caskers.com

TASTING NOTES FROM THE CHIEF BLENDING OFFICER

  • Appearance:   Mohagany
  • Nose: Nutty and fruity with citrus and black pepper
  • Taste: Cashews and almonds are followed by lemon zest, black pepper, and baking spices
  • Finish: Medium with traditional rye flavors intermingling with sweet red fruits

 

Batch 16 Press

The Bourbon Judge Video Review

 

BATCH 16 PRESS RELEASE

FGWC PRESS RELEASE BATCH 16 – Rye DownUNDER

 

BATCH 16 PHOTOS

Release 15.1, 15.2, & 15.3: The Bluegrass Trilogy

Release 15, Batch 15.1, 15.2, and 15.3

The Bluegrass Trilogy

Four Gate Whiskey prides itself on its innovative, outside-the-box approach to barrel-finishing Straight Bourbon and Straight Rye Whiskey.  To celebrate that, the company is proud to announce The Bluegrass Trilogy. This release consists of three different bottles, labeled batches 15.1, 15.2, and 15.3 respectively. The release began as a blend of three different Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskeys aged 6, 9 and 12 years respectively that was then finished in Dark Rum casks from the Florida Keys. We  took half the rum-finished blend and finished it in Tawny Port casks, and the other half went into Apera Sherry casks. Once both of those were ready, a portion of each resulting whiskey was then blended together, creating a third expression. Three Distillates. Three Finishes. 

Three bottles, One Release.

The 6-year Kentucky Straight Bourbon was distilled with a mashbill of 78% corn, 10% rye, and 12% malted barley. The 9-year Kentucky Straight Bourbon was distilled with a mashbill of 75% corn, 13% rye, and 12% malted barley. The 12-year Kentucky Straight Bourbon mashbill is 74% corn, 18% rye and 8% malted barley.

The Bluegrass Trilogy I, Batch 15.1:

Kentucky Straight bourbon Whiskey Finished in Tawny Port and Dark Rum Casks

918 Bottles, 124.6 Proof, SRP: $199

The Bluegrass Trilogy II, Batch 15.2:

Kentucky Straight bourbon Whiskey Finished in Apera Sherry and Dark Rum Casks

957 Bottles, 124.9 Proof, SRP: $199

The Bluegrass Trilogy III, Batch 15.3:

Kentucky Straight bourbon Whiskey Finished in Tawny Port, Apera Sherry, and Dark Rum Casks

937 Bottles, 124.7 Proof, SRP: $199

Special Collectors’ Set

To further celebrate this unique release, Four Gate Whiskey Company offered a very limited number of three-bottle sets to distributors for pre-sale to retailers prior to its release. The sets are packaged in a hand-crafted wood case made by Brad Raynor of Raynor Shine Designs in Everett, WA. Each set contains all three expressions with matching bottle numbers. The SRP for the 3-bottle collectors’ set is $750.

 

Batch 15 Press

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BATCH 15 PRESS RELEASE

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BATCH 15 PHOTOS

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Release 14: Old Sherry Pike

Release 14, Batch 14

Old Sherry Pike

All of our previous batches that were re-aged in a used barrel utilized some sort of dual-finish cask; either a cask used to age two spirits previously, or a combination of two different finish casks. This time, bob sourced some amazing Oloroso Sherry barrels through Kelvin Cooperage and we couldn’t wait to let you try them. They were so nutty and sweet, we didn’t want to add anything else to it. So we blended a 6-year Kentucky Straight Bourbon and a 12-year Kentucky Straight Bourbon and let it rest of 88 days in those wonderful Oloroso casks.

Old Sherry Pike (RELEASE 14) Stats

  • Blend of 6-year and 12-year Kentucky Straight bourbon Whiskeys
  • 6-year Mash Bill: 78% Corn, 10% Rye, 12% Malted Barley
  • 12-year Mash Bill: 74% Corn, 18% Rye, 8% Malted Barley
  • Non-Chill Filtered
  • 118.9 Proof
  • 1,757 Bottles
  • MSRP: $199.00
  • Available: August 2021 in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Seelbachs.com, Boubonoutfitter.com, and caskers.com

TASTING NOTES FROM THE CHIEF BLENDING OFFICER

  • Appearance:   Dark and Rich
  • Nose: After it breathes, there are nutty characteristics with spice and vanilla.
  • Taste: Nutty, fruity and plenty of black pepper spice, the palate gets plenty of traditional bourbon flavors paired with sweet sherry notes.
  • Finish: Long, with almonds and faint red grapes interplaying throughout.

 

Batch 14 Press

Video Review by My Bourbon Journey

Video Review by The Bourbon Judge

BATCH 14 PRESS RELEASE

FGWC PRESS RELEASE BATCH 14 – OLD SHERRY PIKE

BATCH 14 PHOTOS

Release 13: River Kelvin Rye

Release 13, Batch 13

River Kelvin Rye

What does another year aging do to an already tasty Straight Rye Whiskey? Four Gate Whiskey Company wanted to let all our fans and customers find out for themselves. Following on the heels of batch 7, a 7 Year Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey, we blended and bottled an 8 year version of the same underlying whiskey. This release of River Kelvin Rye is 8 years old, following the same 95% rye, 5 malted barley mash bill, and came out to 113 proof. We produced 2,470 bottles.

River Kelvin Rye (RELEASE 13) Stats

  • 8 Year Old Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Mash Bill: 95% Rye, 5% Malted Barley
  • Non-Chill Filtered
  • 1132 Proof
  • 2,470 Bottles
  • MSRP: $185.00
  • Available: May 2021 in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Seelbachs.com, Boubonoutfitter.com, and caskers.com

TASTING NOTES FROM THE CHIEF BLENDING OFFICER

  • Appearance:   Medium Amber
  • Nose: Black Pepper, Orange peel, Lemon Zest, Candied peaches
  • Taste: Slight dill with black pepper spiciness followed by candied lemon drops and orange blossom.
  • Finish: Medium in length, pepper and citrus intermingle on the palate

 

Batch 7 Press

Coming Soon!

 

BATCH 7 PRESS RELEASE

FGWC Announces Batch 13 and Private Select Casks

BATCH 7 PHOTOS

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Release 12, The Kelvin Collaboration III

Release 12, Batch 12

The Kelvin Collaboration III

The Kelvin Collaboration Series is close to out hearts. Not only was it the very first batch we released, but both the first and second iteration were named amongst the best whiskeys of 2019 and 2020 respectively by some of the most respected writers, bloggers, and vloggers in whiskey media. So we took extra care making sure our third iteration of the series was up to snuff, but also doing our very best to make it  the best we’ve done yet. We think we succeeded.

We blended 9-year and 12-year Kentucky Straight Bourbons into a delicious whiskey and, working closely with Kelvin Cooperage, went back to popular dual-use finish barrels that held both foprtified wine and dark rum- this time PX Sherry-Rum casks from Virago Spirits in Richmond, VA. 

The result is true to its lineage. The Kelvin Collaboration III is a decadent, full bodied whiskey that will please the most discerning drinkers. We’re sure you will enjoy it!

The Kelvin Collaboration III Stats:

  • Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in PX Sherry-Rum Casks
  • Blend of 9 and 12-year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskeys
    • 9-Year Mashbill: 75% Corn, 13% Rye, 12% malted Barley
    • 12-Year Mashbill: 74% Corn, 18% Rye, 8% malted Barley
  • 123.7 Proof
  • 1,647 Bottles
  • MSRP: $199

Tasting Notes:

 Nose:                     Vanilla, caramel, molasses, and sweet red fruit.

Taste:                     Rich and decadent, the PX Sherry is evident on the front palate followed by traditional vanilla and oak bourbon notes on the mid palate. Brown sugar sweetness coats the periphery.

Finish:                    Long, viscous, and mouth-coating. The molasses and red fruit linger throughout.

Batch 12 Press:

My Bourbon Journey Youtube Review

Scotch Test Dummies YouTube Review

I Whiskey She Wines YouTube Review

Batch 12 Press Release:

FGWC PRESS RELEASE BATCH 12 The Kelvin Colalboration III

Batch 12 Photos:

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