Four Gate Whiskey Company Batch 5
Mash Bill: 75/13/12 Corn/Rye/Barley
Age: 9-Years 9-Months
Proof: 120.2 proof
Bottle Count: 590
Four Gate Whiskey Company is proud to release batch 5, our second release of FOUNDATION. This is the last of this whiskey the company will release, and only 590 total bottles were produced. It is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey distilled from a mash bill consisting of 75% corn, 13% rye, and 12% malted barley, and checks in at 120.2 proof, and aged 9 years, 9 months.
“This Batch came in slightly higher proof than batch 3,” said chief Blending Officer, Bill Straub. “It’s just slightly more in-your-face than the third release and a little more aggressive on the front palate.”
Tasting Notes from the Chief Blending Officer:
Appearance: Deep brown
Nose: Sweet fruits and vanilla cream are joined by graham cracker and rye pepper
Taste: A touch of heat on the front palate is followed by sweetness on the mid-palate with more custard and cream, followed by baking spices, cinnamon, oak, and pie crust
Finish: Medium-long in length, the rye notes are balanced with sweet cinnamon toast and rye spice.
Straub and D’Antoni run the company as the Chief Blending Officer and Chief Barrel Officer, respectively. With their roots in Louisville, Straub has leveraged his knowledge of bourbon and the industry as founder and Editor-In-Chief of ModernThirst.com since 2014. As a successful local entrepreneur, D’Antoni has used his connections to establish relationships to get his hands on some terrific bourbon.
A local collaboration like this feeds into the Four Gate Whiskey Company philosophy: if you start with the best whiskey, and leverage some of the best-regarded experts in the field on the effects of barrels, you wind up with an amazing whiskey that both connoisseurs and collectors alike will appreciate.