Four Gate 7 Year Old River Kelvin Rye Batch 7

Size750mL Proof113.2 (56.6% ABV)
Four Gate Whiskey Company’s Release #7, River Kelvin Rye, is the company’s first ever rye. This expression was made by blending barrels of 7-year-old Indiana straight rye whiskey, and is presented without barrel finishing. Bottled at 113.2 proof, this delicious fruit-forward and refreshing release is perfect for sipping.


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About Four Gate 7 Year Old River Kelvin Rye Batch 7

Four Gate is a whiskey company from Louisville, Kentucky that specializes in sourced whiskey blends. The company blends the highest quality whiskey available to create new, unique, and exciting batches of barrel-finished craft American whiskey. They work closely with the barrel experts at the family-owned, Louisville-based Kelvin Cooperage to find new and innovative ways for barrel finishing their releases. Four Gate was founded in 2018 by Bill Straub, who is the company’s Chief Blending Officer, and Bob D’Antoni, the Chief Barrel Officer. While Straub has leveraged his knowledge of bourbon and the industry as founder and Editor-In-Chief of, D’Antoni is a successful local entrepreneur who has used his connections to establish relationships to get his hands on some terrific bourbon.

Four Gate Whiskey Company started releasing its small-batch expressions with innovative finishes in 2019, gaining much critical acclaim from the start. Batches 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 all received Whisky Advocate scores of 90 points or higher, and various well-regarded writers and online reviewers named batches 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 10 amongst the top 10 American whiskeys of 2019 and 2020.

Release #7, River Kelvin Rye, is Four Gate Whiskey Company’s first ever rye. After they finally found straight rye that met their high standards, Straub and D’Antoni selected the best barrels of 7-year-old Indiana straight rye whiskey and blended them, creating a spicy and yet fruit-forward whiskey for a refreshing sip. This batch of the Indiana rye, made from a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley, is presented without barrel finishing and bottled at 113.2 proof. Even though the cooperage was not involved in the making of this release, Four Gate still paid homage to it with the name. Only 1,484 bottles of this delicious sipping whiskey were made.

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About Rye

As American as the bald eagle, rye whiskey was first brewed in the American Northeast in the 1600s. Even George Washington distilled it after leaving the Oval Office, so there’s no way of denying its origin.
It’s distinguished from bourbon for its original and unique spicy notes.

By law, rye whiskey must be made from at least 51% rye grain, aged in new and charred oak barrels for at least two years, and bottled at no more than 62,5% ABV.

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Mint, candied citrus, lemon zest, black pepper and dill on the nose usher in more refreshing mint, candied oranges and lemon zest on the tongue and mid palate, and spicy black pepper and sweet citrus on the rear palate. The medium-length and pleasingly refreshing finish has notes of black pepper, spice, and lemon zest.
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