Four Gate Whiskey Announces Release #13 And New Single Barrel Program

Four Gate Whiskey Company, an independent bottler of American whiskey, recently announced Release #13, the second release of its River Kelvin Rye – a straight rye whiskey bottled at barrel proof and non-chill filtered.

This year’s release is blended by Chief Blending Officer Bill Staub, who blended the distillery’s previous release, a 7-Year Indiana-Distilled Straight Rye. The new bottling is a year older than the previous at 8 years old and is bottled at 113 proof with a 95% Rye and 5% Malted Barley Mash Bill.

“Like the first River Kelvin Rye release, we wanted to let our consumers taste the whiskey before it was finished because we have a number of finished versions of this whiskey coming out in the next 18 months,” Straub said in a prepared statement.

Four Gate Whiskey Private Select Casks

Four Gate Whiskey Private Select Casks (image via Four Gate)

One of those finished releases can be tasted in the company’s new single barrel program, which includes a limited number of “Private Select Casks.” Stores and groups can purchase an entire barrel of Four Gate Bourbon or Rye whiskey and have it finished in a brand new toasted barrel from Kelvin Cooperage for 30 additional days as a part of the program.

The company made 20 barrels available for single barrel bottlings, 9 barrels of 8-year-old Straight Rye Whiskey, 6 barrels of 7-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, and 5 barrels of 6-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Bottled either as private select casks purchased by stores and consumers, or as “selected by the CBOs of Four Gate,” referring to Chief Barrel Officer, D’Antoni, and Chief Blending Officer, Straub, the single barrel bottles have custom labels with custom-cut and burned wooden neck tags. 

River Kelvin Rye is available this month in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia and online at a retail price of $185. Private Select Casks from Four Gate Whiskey are currently available through select retailers and online sellers, and as CBO picks in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, and Georgia at a retail price of $225.

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