Four Gate Whiskey prides itself on its innovative, outside-the-box approach to barrel-finishing Straight Bourbon and Straight Rye Whiskey.
To celebrate that, the company is proud to announce The Bluegrass Trilogy. This release consists of three different bottles, labeled batches 15.1, 15.2, and 15.3 respectively. The release began as a blend of three different Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskeys aged 6, 9 and 12 years respectively that was then finished in Dark Rum casks from the Florida Keys.
We took half the rum-finished blend and finished it in Tawny Port casks, and the other half went into Apera Sherry casks. Once both of those were ready, a portion of each resulting whiskey was then blended together, creating a third expression. Three Distillates. Three Finishes.
Three bottles, One Release.
The 6-year Kentucky Straight Bourbon was distilled with a mashbill of 78% corn, 10% rye, and 12% malted barley. 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 Bluegrass Trilogy I, Batch 15.1:
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Tawny Port and Dark Rum Casks
918 Bottles, 124.6 Proof, SRP: $199
The Bluegrass Trilogy II, Batch 15.2:
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Apera Sherry and Dark Rum Casks
957 Bottles, 124.9 Proof, SRP: $199
The Bluegrass Trilogy III, Batch 15.3:
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Tawny Port, Apera Sherry, and Dark Rum Casks
To further celebrate this unique release, Four Gate Whiskey Company offered a very limited number of three-bottle sets to distributors for pre-sale to retailers prior to its release. The sets are packaged in a hand-crafted wood case made by Brad Raynor of Raynor Shine Designs in Everett, WA. Each set contains all three expressions with matching bottle numbers.
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