Four Gate Majestic Wood, 27 & 28|
Four Gate Whiskey Company has recently released two limited edition whiskeys. Batch 27 is a Split Stave™ by Kelvin line featuring special barrels coopered exclusively for Four Gate by Kelvin Cooperage in Louisville, KY. The casks have alternating toasted and charred staves, resulting in a refreshing whiskey that is an herbal bomb. It is made from 7-year Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey with a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley. Batch 28 is the fifth iteration of the annual signature release, The Kelvin Collaboration. It is a blend of three Kentucky Straight Bourbons, aged 7, 8, and 9 years, finished in Australian Mariposa Sherry and Añejo Dark Rum casks. This batch yielded 4,802 bottles at 117 proof.
On top of that, Four Gate launched its new limited series called the Majestic Wood series, which will feature Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in exotic oak casks from Japan and Brazil. The series will have two offerings; one finished in Japanese Mizunara Oak casks and the other in Brazilian Amburana Oak casks. Mizunara Oak is rare and expensive due to its smaller, twisted trunks and high moisture content, but it adds a sweet sandalwood note to the whiskey, while Amburana Oak adds notes of vanilla, baking spices, and sweet ginger to the drink. Only 1,673 bottles of Japanese Mizunara Oak and 2,070 bottles of Brazilian Amburana Oak were produced at 117.4 proof and 115.1 proof respectively