About Four Gate Split Stave By Kelvin Batch 4 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 #4, Split Stave™ by Kelvin is a Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey finished in innovative Split Stave™ casks designed and produced exclusively for Four Gate by Kelvin Cooperage. The casks for this release were built by breaking down a series of medium toast casks, a series of #2 char casks, and a series of #4 char casks, and reassembling them, alternating toasted staves and #2 char staves on some barrels, and toasted and #4 char staves on others. These barrels were then filled with a blend of a 5.5-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon and a 12-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon, and left to rest for five months. The whiskey was bottled uncut and unfiltered at 115.6 proof. Only 2,700 bottles of this inaugural Split Stave™ by Kelvin release were produced.
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