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Release 7, River Kelvin Rye

OUR WHISKEY

Release 7, Batch 7

River Kelvin Rye

For our first ever Rye, we selected the best barrels of 7 year old Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey we could find and blended them. The resulting whiskey is spicy and yet fruit-forward for a refreshing sip. Presented without barrel finishing, this whiskey is a great sip on its own, and will be bottled with at least two additional barrel finishes over the next year for a before-and-after presentation.

River Kelvin Rye (RELEASE 7) Stats

  • 7 Year Old Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Mash Bill: 95% Rye, 5% Malted Barley
  • Non-Chill Filtered
  • 113.2 Proof
  • 1,484 Bottles
  • MSRP: $175.00
  • Available: July 2020 in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Seelbachs.com

TASTING NOTES FROM THE CHIEF BLENDING OFFICER

  • Appearance:   Medium Amber
  • Nose: Mint, candied citrus, lemon zest, black pepper, dill.
  • Taste: A splash of refreshing mint hits the tip of the tongue and is followed by candied oranges and lemon zest on the mid palate. The rear palate is greeted with spicy black pepper and sweet citrus.
  • Finish: Medium in length, the black pepper, spice, and lemon zest coat the mouth with a pleasingly refreshing finish.

 

Batch 7 Press

Fred Minnick Video Review (“Really ****ing Good!”)

Mash & Drum Video Review

Bourbon Insane Video Review

Scotch Test Dummies Video Review

My Bourbon Journey Video Review

 

BATCH 7 PRESS RELEASE

FGWC PRESS RELEASE BATCH 7 River Kelvin Rye 6.3.2020

BATCH 7 PHOTOS

 

Release 8, Tennessee Foundation

OUR WHISKEY

Release 8, Batch 8

TENNESSEE FOUNDATION

In late 2019 and early 2020, Four Gate Whiskey Company released two unfinished Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey batches, dubbed “Foundation.” Due to the extremely limited amount of whiskey available, only a handful of those bottles made it to our second major market in Tennessee – or outside of Kentucky at all. To make up for that, the company is releasing a micro-batch of Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey available in ALL of Four Gate’s markets. The batch is called “Tennessee Foundation.”

We selected and blended five barrels of 10-year-old Tennessee Straight Bourbon with a mash bill of 84% corn, 8% rye, and 8% malted barley.

Tennessee Foundation (RELEASE 8) Stats

  • 10 Year Old Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Mash Bill: 84% Corn, 8% Rye, 8% Malted Barley
  • Non-Chill Filtered
  • 112.2 Proof
  • 812 Bottles
  • MSRP: $149.00
  • Available: July 2020 in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Seelbachs.com

TASTING NOTES FROM THE CHIEF BLENDING OFFICER

  • Appearance:   Medium Amber
  • Nose: Mint, candied citrus, lemon zest, black pepper, dill.
  • Taste: A splash of refreshing mint hits the tip of the tongue and is followed by candied oranges and lemon zest on the mid palate. The rear palate is greeted with spicy black pepper and sweet citrus.
  • Finish: Medium in length, the black pepper, spice, and lemon zest coat the mouth with a pleasingly refreshing finish.

 

Batch 8 Press

Distillery Trail Announces Batch 8

BATCH 8 PRESS RELEASE

FGWC PRESS RELEASE Batch 8 – Tennessee Foundation

BATCH 8 PHOTOS

Release 6, The Kelvin Collaboration II

OUR WHISKEY

Release 6, Batch 6

THE KELVIN COLLABORATION II

Named 2020 “Barrel-Finished Whiskey of the Year” by Fred Minnick

 

In April of 2019, we released our very first barrel finished whiskey, dubbed THE KELVIN COLLABORATION. The reception was better than we ever could have hoped for. To follow up on that with our first release in 2020, we returned to the same mash bill that made batch 1 so popular and added a twist. 

In collaboration with Kelvin Cooperage, we took our now 12 year old high rye Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and filled three massive Cognac barrels and a selection of dark rum barrels Kelvin Cooperage acquired from the same rum distillery as the barrels used to finish batch 1.

That’s right, a 12 year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey finished in Cognac and Dark Rum casks. It’s a worthy inheritor of The Kelvin Collaboration name and we’re confident you’ll love the smoky and sweet combination of flavors.

The Kelvin Collaboration II will be available in Kentucky, Tennessee and Seelbachs.com in April of 2020.

THE KELVIN COLLABORATION II (RELEASE 6) Stats

  • 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon finished in Cognac and Rum Casks
  • Mash Bill: 74% Corn, 18% Rye, 8% Malted Barley
  • Non-Chill Filtered
  • 126.4 Proof
  • 2,574 Bottles
  • MSRP: $199.99
  • Available: April 2020, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Seelbachs.com only

TASTING NOTES FROM THE CHIEF BLENDING OFFICER

Nose: Deep brown

Taste:  Sweet and spicy, the outer palate is coated with sugary molasses and dark rum notes while the rear palate is inundated with mature oak and booze-soaked red grapes.

Finish: Medium-long, the rum and barrel tannins linger in a sweet yet oak-filled experience.

 

BATCH 6 PRESS: 

Fred Minnick “2020 Barrel-Finished Whiskey of the Year”

Fred Minnick Video Review

My Bourbon Journey Video Tasting

The Whiskey Jug Review

It’s Bourbon Night, “25 Most Notable Whiskeys of 2020”

The Oak & Smoke Whiskey Reviews Video Review

Bourbon Insane Written Review

Bourbon Insane Video Review

Blind Whiskey Reviews Video Review

Scotch Test Dummies Video Review

Whiskey Fellow Review

Whiskey Crusaders Video Review

The Bourbon Junkies Video Review

Whiskey Consensus Review

Bourbon Pursuit Quickie Review

Batch 6 Press Release:  

FGWC PRESS RELEASE – BATCH 6 KCII 4.2.20

 

Batch 6 Photos:

Release 5, Foundation

OUR WHISKEY

Release 5, Batch 5

FOUNDATION

In November of 2019, Four Gate Whiskey Company released a batch of 748 bottles of a 9 year, 9 month straight bourbon whiskey called “FOUNDATION” that sold out to distributors immediately. Lucky for us, Chief Barrel Officer Bob D’Antoni was able to locate limited additional stocks of the same whiskey.

Four Gate Whiskey Company is proud to release batch 5, our second release of FOUNDATION. This is the last of this whiskey the company will release, and only 590 total bottles were produced. It is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey distilled from a mash bill consisting of 75% corn, 13% rye, and 12% malted barley, and checks in at 120.2 proof, and aged 9 years, 9 months.

“This Batch came in slightly higher proof than batch 3,” said chief Blending Officer, Bill Straub. “It’s just slightly more in-your-face than the third release and a little more aggressive on the front palate.”

Foundation will be available in Kentucky and Seelbachs.com only in February of 2020.

FOUNDATION (RELEASE 5) Stats

  • 9 Year, 9 Month Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Mash Bill: 75% Corn, 13% Rye, 12% Malted Barley
  • Non-Chill Filtered
  • 120.2 Proof
  • 590 Bottles
  • MSRP: $199.99
  • Available: February 2019, Kentucky and Seelbachs.com only

TASTING NOTES FROM THE CHIEF BLENDING OFFICER

Nose:   Sweet fruits and vanilla cream are joined by graham cracker and rye pepper

Taste:   A touch of heat on the front palate is followed by sweetness on the mid-palate with more custard and cream, followed by baking spices, cinnamon, oak, and pie crust

Finish:  Medium-long in length, the rye notes are balanced with sweet cinnamon toast and rye spice

 

BATCH 5 PRESS: 

Coming Soon

 

Batch 5 Press Release:  

FGWC BATCH 5 FOUNDATION PRESS RELEASE

 

Batch 5 Photos:

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