Four Gate Split Stave By Kelvin (RYE)
Four Gate Whiskey is releasing its 10th batch of whiskey and returning to its innovative Split Stave™ casks designed and produced exclusively for Four Gate Whiskey Company by Kelvin Cooperage.
These casks are built by Kelvin by constructing a series of medium-toasted casks and a series of #2 char casks. The barrels were broken down before use and reassembled into Split Stave™ casks with alternating toasted and charred staves. The result combines the marshmallow and crème Brulee sweetness of toasted barrels with the smoky oak of a double-barrel.
Mash Bill: 95/5 Rye/Malted Barley
Proof: 112.5 proof
Bottle Count: 2,439
Nose: Mint, toasted marshmallows, oak, candied citrus.
Taste: The front palate is greeted by sweet crème brulee while toasted marshmallows line the perimeter. The rear palate gets a hint of black pepper and spices with pleasing warm oak.