Four Gate Whiskey Company Batch 14 - Old Sherry Pike
Four Gate Whiskey Company has announced its 14th release, a blend of two Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskeys matured an additional 88 days in Spanish Oloroso Sherry Barrels. The batch is dubbed “Old Sherry Pike.”
Old Sherry Pike is a blend of 6- and 12-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskeys with mash bills of 78% corn, 10% Rye, and 12 % Malted Barley for the 6-Year and 74% Corn, 18% Rye, and 8% Malted Barley for the 12-year. The Sherry Barrels were originally used in Spain to age Oloroso Sherry, a fortified wine known for its sweet and nutty characteristics. 1,757 bottles were produced at its natural cask strength- 59.45 Proof, or 118.9% ABV without chill-filtration.
“This is a first for us,” said Chief Blending Officer Bill Straub, “We have typically used dual-finish methods for all our batches, but these Sherry barrels smelled so good we just wanted to present this with one finish.”
Chief Barrel Officer, Bob D’Antoni, who sourced the finish barrels, agreed. “This is really tasty. Let it open up when you first crack the bottle and you won’t be disappointed,” he said.
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.
Old Sherry Pike is available in early August.