Four Gate 7 Year Old River Kelvin Rye Batch 7
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Four Gate
  • Age 7 Year Old
  • Style Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 56.6%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • citrus
  • candied
  • lemon zest
  • black pepper
  • dill
  • mint
  • spicy
  • orange
  • sweet

Four Gate

7 Year Old River Kelvin Rye Batch 7 (0.75l, 56.6%)
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Only the best of barrels for Four Gate’s first ever Rye.

It was in 2018 when Bill Straub and Bob D'Antoni, both Whiskey enthusiasts, founded the Four Gate Whiskey Company in Kentucky and launched their mission to release très petits batches of unique combinations of Whiskey and finish barrels. And boy did they mean it when they said unique. Partnering with Kelvin Cooperage, a family-owned barrel supplier founded in 1963 in Scotland and currently based in Louisville, the combinations of quality Whiskey blends and used barrels they put together are so exotic it almost seems like you didn't read it right. From Bourbon finished in Cognac and Dark Rum casks to Bourbon finished in Orange Curaçao and Gin casks, there is really no idea too wild for Four Gate and they make it work.

Eclectic finish barrels might be what Four Gate is most famous for, but their first ever Rye, presented without barrel finishing, is something special as well. Well, what makes this one so different from other Ryes on the market, you ask. For River Kelvin Rye, only the best barrels of 7YO Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey were selected and blended. And you can definitely tell. With a mash bill of 95% Rye and 5% Malted Barley, the result is wonderfully spicy, but also fruity, but also refreshing. Bottled at 113.2 proof and non-chill filtered, there are exactly 1,484 bottles of this bad boy out there. 
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Four Gate
  • Age 7 Year Old
  • Style Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 56.6%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Medium amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Mint, candied citrus, lemon zest, black pepper, dill.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Refreshing mint hits the tip of the tongue and is followed by candied oranges and lemon zest. Spicy black pepper and sweet citrus in the back.

Finish
The black pepper, spice, and lemon zest coat the mouth with a pleasingly refreshing finish.
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  • citrus
  • candied
  • lemon zest
  • black pepper
  • dill
  • mint
  • spicy
  • orange
  • sweet
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Character Dogson
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
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