LOUISVILLE, KY, October 7th, 2021- Four Gate Whiskey Company has announced its latest release of barrel-finished craft American whiskey: “Rye DownUnder.”
Rye DownUnder, Batch 16, is a 7 year Indiana-distilled Rye Whiskey with a mash bill of 95% rye, 5% malted barley finished in Apera Sherry Casks imported from Australia by Kelvin Cooperage.
At a robust barrel proof of 110.2, this full-bodied and full-flavored rye whiskey offers spicy rye flavors rounded out by sweet fruit and nuttiness from the sherry barrels. 2,168 bottles of this batch were produced.
“Sherry Finished Rye is one of my favorite barrel-finished American whiskeys,” said Chief Blending Officer Bill Straub, “I just think the flavors of the sherry compliment a good citrusy, spicy rye perfectly.”
Rye DownUnder marks the latest in Four Gate Whiskey Company’s Rye releases. The Company first released a Rye Whiskey in 2020, a 7 year unfinished Straight Rye Whiskey, and promised to follow up that release by presenting the same underlying whiskey with different barrel finishes over the next several years.
“I love to see the progression from the Straight Rye to all the ways we finish it,” said Chief Barrel Officer Bob D’Antoni. “It’s been a lot of fun to taste through them with customers and other whiskey enthusiasts.”
“We worked really hard to be ready for this expansion,” said D’Antoni. “As soon as our distributor asked us to come to Texas, we started preparing."
“We’re thrilled to be in the Lone Star State,” said Straub, “We’ve been getting requests almost since Day 1 from individuals and businesses in the state to bring Four Gate Whiskey Company to Texas and it feels really good to finally be able to say it’s happening.”