Four Gate Split Stave By Kelvin Bourbon Batch 4
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Four Gate
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 57.8%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • cocoa
  • caramel
  • oak
  • custard
  • cinnamon
  • dark chocolate
  • earthy
  • tobacco
  • sweet

Four Gate

Split Stave By Kelvin Bourbon Batch 4 (0.75l, 57.8%)
Price $210.99

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Character Goatson
Sometimes you need to break things (or, casks) apart so you can put them back together.

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. We guess it's like those funny-looking couples you'd never put together, but they just work.

For their fourth release, Four Gate Whiskey quite literally thought outside the box. Together with William Hornaday at Kelvin, they crafted a series of medium toast casks, a series of #2 char casks and one of #4 char casks. After the job was done, they broke them all apart and rebuilt them, mixing the toasted staves and #2 char staves on some and toasted with #4 char staves on others. Meet the first ever, Split Stave barrels. Now, fill them with a blend of 5.5YO Kentucky Straight Bourbon and a 12YO Kentucky Straight Bourbon, let them rest for five months and you get Four Gate Split Stave by Kelvin. Uncut and unfiltered at 115.6 proof, there were only 2,700 bottles of this unique Bourbon released. 
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Four Gate
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 57.8%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Intense amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Dark cocoa powder with hints of creamy crème brûlée.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Oak with sweet custard and cinnamon notes.

Finish
Long and rich, the oak notes intermingle with dark chocolate and earthy tobacco for an intense finish.
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  • cocoa
  • caramel
  • oak
  • custard
  • cinnamon
  • dark chocolate
  • earthy
  • tobacco
  • sweet
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Character Dogson
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
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