The Four Gate Whiskey Company recently introduced their newest whiskeys, Batch 27 Split Stave and Batch 28 Kelvin Collection.
A statement from the distiller noted that Batch 27 is a limited release of their Split Stave by Kelvin line, which features unique barrels made just for Four Gate Whiskey Company by the historic Kelvin Cooperage in Louisville, Kentucky.
These casks alternate between toasted and charred staves, and get the benefits of both double-oaking and toasting in the same finish.
Four Gate distillers selected barrels of 7-year Indiana straight rye whiskey with a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley. The makers at Kelvin Cooperage then used French oak staves rather than traditional white oak.
Four Gate’s Chief Blending Officer Bill Straub called the whiskey one of their “most refreshing.” In all, 2,628 bottles were made, and the whiskey clocks in at 116 proof. It has a suggested retail price of $199.
Four Gate distillers also detailed Batch 28, the fifth of the brand’s annual Kelvin Collaboration. “We always make sure to save our best whiskey and best finished barrels for this one,” said Chief Barrel officer Bob D’Antoni, in a prepared statement.
This batch is a blend of 7-year bourbon with a mash bill of 74% corn, 20% rye, and 5% malted barley; an 8-year bourbon with the same mash bill; and a 9-year bourbon with a mash bill of 78% corn, 10% rye and 12% malted barley.
It’s then finished in Australian Mariposa Sherry and Añejo Dark Rum casks. A total of 4,802 bottles were made, clocking in at 117 proof each, with a suggested retail price of $199.
Both new batch releases will be available nationwide as well as on Seelbachs.com, Bourbonoutfitter.com, and Caskers.com.
For more information, check out www.fourgatewhiskey.com.
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