About Four Gate Andalusia Key Batch 9 Bourbon Whiskey
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 ModernThirst.com, 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.
Four Gate Whiskey Company’s Release #9, Andalusia Key, is a Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey finished in Oloroso Sherry and dark rum casks. This expression was made by blending 3 different Kentucky straight bourbons and aging them in dark rum casks from the Florida Keys, and blending two Kentucky straight bourbons and finishing them in Oloroso Sherry casks from the Andalusia region of Spain. The resulting whiskeys were then combined to create Andalusia Key, and bottled at cask strength of 121.2 proof. A very limited series of 1,309 bottles was produced.
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