In 2019 and early 2020, Four Gate Whiskey Company released two unfinished Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey batches, dubbed "Foundation." Due to the extremely limited amount of whiskey available, only a handful of those bottles made it to our second major market in Tennessee - or outside of Kentucky at all. To make up for that, the company is releasing a micro-batch of Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey available in ALL of Four Gate's markets. The batch is called the "Tennessee Foundation.
Mash Bill: 84/9/8 Corn/Rye/Malted barley
Proof: 112.2 proof
Tasting Notes from the Chief Blending Officer:
Appearance: Dark amber, rich mahogany
Nose: Macadamia nuts, chocolate, coffee and rich leather.
Taste: Peanuts, oak, hints of cinnamon, and earthy tobacco.
Finish: Medium, the nutty and earthy characteristics linger to a pleasant
"We knew when we released batch 5 (Foundation) that there were so few bottles, our customers in Tennessee would likely miss out," said D'Antoni. "Our distributor in Tennessee asked us if we could do something else for markets outside of Kentucky, so we answered the call."