Four Gate Whiskey Company Announces Release #14
And Announces Distribution to Louisiana
“Old Sherry Pike”
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Spanish Oloroso Sherry Casks
LOUISVILLE, KY, July 26th, 2021- Four Gate Whiskey Company has announced its 14th release, a blend of two Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskeys matured an additional 88 days in Spanish Oloroso Sherry Barrels. The batch is dubbed “Old Sherry Pike.”
Old Sherry Pike is a blend of 6- and 12-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskeys with mash bills of 78% corn, 10% Rye, and 12 % Malted Barley for the 6-Year and 74% Corn, 18% Rye, and 8% Malted Barley for the 12-year. The Sherry Barrels were originally used in Spain to age Oloroso Sherry, a fortified wine known for its sweet and nutty characteristics. 1,757 bottles were produced at its natural cask strength- 59.45 Proof, or 118.9% ABV without chill-filtration.
Old Sherry Pike retails for $199 and will be available soon in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, and for the first time, Louisiana. Bottles will also be available online through Seelbachs.com, Bourbonoutfitter.com, and Caskers.com.
“This is a first for us,” Said Chief Blending Officer Bill Straub, “We have typically used dual-finish methods for all our batches, but these Sherry barrels smelled so good we just wanted to present this with one finish.”
Chief Barrel Officer, Bob D’Antoni, who sourced the finish barrels, agreed. “This is really tasty. Let it open up when you first crack the bottle and you won’t be disappointed,” he said.
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 ModernThirst.com 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.
Old Sherry Pike is available through select retailers and online sellers in early August, in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Louisiana, and Georgia at a MSRP of $199.
Four Gate Whiskey Company’s products have been released since 2019 to critical acclaim, with every batch reviewed by Whisky Advocate earning score of 90 points or higher (90-94 = “Outstanding; a whisky of superior character and style”), and multiple well-regarded writers and online reviewers naming various batches amongst the top 10 American whiskeys of 2019, 2020, and 2021.
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 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
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