Four Gate Whiskey Co. has announced their ninth release, Andalusia Key, a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in Oloroso Sherry and Dark Rum casks.
Andalusia Key beings with three different Kentucky bourbons blended and finished in dark rum casks from the Florida Keys. At the same time, two other Kentucky bourbons were blended and finished in Oloroso Sherry casks. The two resulting finished whiskeys were then blended, non-chill filtered, bottled at a cask strength 120.2 proof.
“This is really our niche,” said Chief Blending Officer Bill Straub, “We’re blenders at heart and we love to collaborate with Kelvin Cooperage on finding great secondary casks to further age the blends we come up with.”
“We’re really happy with this whiskey,” said Chief Barrel Officer Bob D’Antoni, “We really stayed on top of this one tasting it at every opportunity for months until we felt like it was perfect. It’s one of the sweetest releases we’ve had yet.”
Only 1,309 bottles of the new release will be available, a relatively small yield for the brand. The Louisville-based brand has so far seen distribution to Kentucky and Tennessee, but this month for the first time, fans will be able to find Four Gate on shelves in Georgia. Not only will the new Andalusia Key be arriving this month, but small stocks of Batch 2 Outer Loop Orbit, Batch 4 Split Stave, Batch 6 Kelvin Collaboration, Batch 7 River Kelvin Rye, and Batch 8 Foundation will also hit the shelves in the Peach State.
Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia should begin seeing Four Gate Batch 9 Andalusia Key on shelves this month for a suggested retail price of around $200.