Four Gate Whiskey Company Batch 12 - The Kelvin Collaboration III
THE KELVIN COLLABORATION III (RELEASE 12) Stats
- 12-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon finished in PX Sherry-Rum casks
- Mash Bill: 74% Corn, 18% Rye, 8% Malted Barley
- 9-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon finished in PX Sherry-Rum casks
- Mash Bill: 75% Corn, 13% Rye, 12% Malted Barley
- Non-Chill Filtered
- 123.7 Proof
- 2,470 Bottles
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CHIEF BLENDING OFFICER
Nose: Vanilla, caramel, molasses, and sweet red fruit.
Taste: Rich and decadent, the PX Sherry is evident on the front palate followed by traditional vanilla and oak bourbon notes on the mid palate. Brown sugar sweetness coats the periphery.
Finish: Long, viscous, and mouth-coating. The molasses and red fruit linger throughout.
About This Batch:
Four Gate Whiskey is releasing the third iteration of its award-winning “The Kelvin Collaboration” batch. Following batches 1 and 6, each named amongst the best barrel-finished whiskeys of the year by various esteemed writers, bloggers, and vloggers, batch 12 is a blend of 9 and 12-year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskeys finished in PX Sherry-Rum casks.
The 9-year Kentucky Straight Bourbon was distilled with a mashbill of 75% corn, 13% rye, and 12% malted barley. The 12-year Kentucky Straight Bourbon mashbill is 74% corn, 18% rye and 8% malted barley.
The secondary casks originally were originally used to mature PX Sherry, followed by dark rum by Virago Spirits of Richmond, VA before finding their way via Kelvin Cooperage to Four Gate Whiskey Company.
Each of the previous two releases of “The Kelvin Collaboration” have featured Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in additional fortified wine and rum casks. This release ups the ante with ultra-premium PX Sherry influence.
“These really might be some of the best finish barrels we’ve had,” said Chief Barrel Officer Bob D’Antoni.”
“The first release of this line was our first ever release,” said Chief Blending Officer Bill Straub. “So The Kelvin Collaboration name is special to us. We couldn’t be happier with the final product and I think it’s the best Kelvin Collaboration we’ve done yet.”