Four Gate Whiskey Private Select Indiana Rye - Seelbach's Barrel No. 16
Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey Finished in A New Toasted Oak Cask
Mashbill: 95/5 Rye/Malted Barley
Bottle Count: 180
Tasting Notes: The nose is Christmas spice. Roasted almonds with cinnamon, brown sugar and anise. With a little bit of water it turns to dried strawberries. The pallet is toasted oak up front. It's mildly sweet but progresses to black pepper and cloves. The finish is long! It lingers with baking spice and oak.
The company made 20 barrels available for single barrel bottlings, 9 barrels of 8-year-old Straight Rye Whiskey, 6 barrels of 7-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, and 5 barrels of 6-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The barrels have been bottled either as private select casks purchased by stores and consumers, or as “selected by the CBOs of Four Gate, referring to Chief Barrel Officer, D’Antoni, and Chief Blending Officer, Straub. All the single barrel bottles have custom labels with custom-cut and burned wooden neck tags. Mash Bills of the Private Select Cask Rye is 95% Rye and 5% Malted Barley. The two Kentucky Straight bourbons share a mash bill of 75% Corn, 21% Rye, and 4% Malted Barley.
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.