LOUISVILLE, KY, November 14th, 2022- Fans of Four Gate Whiskey Company will recognize the names of it’s next two releases. That’s because it shares the same finish barrels as batch #9, Andalusia Key.
Four Gate is proud to announce the release of Andalusia Key Rye and Andalusia Key II this month.
Both releases utilize batch #9’s popular Spanish Oloroso-Dark Rum barrels sourced through Kelvin Cooperage in Louisville, KY. These barrels were originally used to age Spanish Oloroso Sherry and then Dark Rum in the Florida Keys.
Company founders Bill Straub and Bob D’Antoni chose a blend of 7 Year Straight Rye Whiskey for Andalusia Key Rey and a blend of 7 year, 6 month Straight Kentucky Bourbon for Andalusia Key II.
“Andalusia Key Rye is incredible whiskey,” said Chief Barrel Officer Bob D’Antoni.
Batch 25, Andalusia Key Rye, checked in at 115.3 proof and 3,735 bottles were produced. The SRP is $199.
4,014 bottles of Batch 26, Andalusia Key Rye II, were bottled at 116.4 proof. Also sharing a $199 SRP, some fans may wonder the difference between this and the previously released Batch 9.
“You’ll note a few similarities,” said Chief Blending Officer Bill Straub. “But the underlying whiskey is very different in this batch. It’s peppery and floral, which really takes to the finishing well. It’s very unique. This batch comes off slightly less dry,” he added.
Both releases are available to distributors in all states in which Four Gate Whiskey Company is distributed, including KY, TN, IN, LA, TX, GA, FL, and IL as well as online through Seelbachs.com, Bourbonoutfitter.com, and caskers.com.
Four Gate Whiskey Company started in 2018 with the goal of releasing a limited number of 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 in years to come. Learn more at fourgatewhiskey.com, like us on Facebook.com and follow us on Twitter @four_gate and Instagram @fourgatewhiskey.
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 Kelvincooperage.com. Additional media images and information are available at fourgatewhiskey.com.