Four Gate Whiskey Company Announces Fifth Release, Unfinished Kentucky Straight Bourbon

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LOUISVILLE, KY, February 12, 2019 – Later this Month, Four Gate Whiskey Company will release its fifth small batch of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, and it is a familiar site to Four Gate fans.

In November, Four Gate Whiskey Company released a batch of 748 bottles of a 9 year, 9 month straight bourbon whiskey called “FOUNDATION” that sold out to distributors immediately. Lucky for us, Chief Barrel Officer Bob D’Antoni was able to locate limited additional stocks of the same whiskey.

Four Gate Whiskey Company is proud to release batch 5, our second release of FOUNDATION. This is the last of this whiskey the company will release, and only 590 total bottles were produced. It is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey distilled from a mash bill consisting of 75% corn, 13% rye, and 12% malted barley, and checks in at 120.2 proof, and aged 9 years, 9 months.

“This Batch came in slightly higher proof than batch 3,” said chief Blending Officer, Bill Straub. “It’s just slightly more in-your-face than the third release and a little more aggressive on the front palate.”

Tasting Notes from the Chief Blending Officer:

Deep brown

Sweet fruits and vanilla cream are joined by graham cracker and rye pepper

A touch of heat on the front palate is followed by sweetness on the mid-palate with more custard and cream, followed by baking spices, cinnamon, oak, and pie crust

Medium-long in length, the rye notes are balanced with sweet cinnamon toast and rye spice.

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 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.

Four Gate Whiskey Company’s fifth release will be distributed in Kentucky and Tennessee at a MSRP of $199.99 per bottle with 590 total bottles will be available at retail. Limited bottles are available on

Four Gate Whiskey Company started in 2018 with the goal of releasing several unique batches of whiskey products each year. With its first product launch of 11-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in sherry-rum casks in April 2019, the team is excited to unveil the other small batch products with unique finishes to come later this year. Learn more at, like us on and follow us on Twitter @four_gate.

Kelvin Cooperage, founded in Glasgow, Scotland in 1963 and now based in Louisville, KY, is a full service family-owned cooperage supplying new and used barrels to wine, spirits, and beer producers around the world. For more information, visit

published by: BBTEAM

February 12, 2020
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