Release 5, Foundation
Release 5, Batch 5
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
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