About Four Gate The Kelvin Collaboration II Batch 6 Bourbon Whiskey
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 #6, The Kelvin Collaboration II, is a 12-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon finished in cognac and rum casks. This expression is a follow-up on their very first release of a barrel finished whiskey, The Kelvin Collaboration from April 2019, which was extremely well received. Kelvin Cooperage acquired dark rum barrels from the same rum distillery as the barrels used to finish batch 1. The underlying bourbon is made from a mash bill of 74% corn, 18% rye and 8% malted barley. Adding a new twist, Straub and D’Antoni created a sweet and smoky expression that was named Barrel-Finished Whiskey of the Year 2020 by Fred Minnick. 2,574 bottles were produced at 126.4 proof.
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About Four Gate Whiskey Company
In 2018 Bill Straub and Bob D'Antoni, both whiskey enthusiasts, founded the Four Gate Whiskey Company in Kentucky and launched their mission to release extra small batches of unique combinations of whiskey and finish barrels. Specializing in sourced whiskey blends and partnering with Kelvin Cooperage, a family-owned barrel supplier founded in 1963 in Scotland and currently based in Louisville, the combinations of quality whiskey blends and used barrels they put together are truly ecclectic. From bourbon finished in cognac and dark rum casks to split stave casks, there is really no idea too wild for Four Gate and they make it work.
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