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Four Gate Whiskey Company Bluegrass Trilogy #1

  • Distiller:

    Undisclosed

  • Bottler:

    Four Gate

  • ABV:

    62.3%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Intro:

    Distilled by an undisclosed producer, this batch features 6yr, 9yr and 12yr Kentucky bourbon's blended and then finished in a variety of casks. This is chapter 1, and features finishing in Tawny Port and Dark Rum casks.

  • Nose:

    Powerful nose. Heavy tannin, decadent caramel, tannin, cocoa, oak and sweet wine character. Raisin bread, tobacco, sweet cream and a maple note.

  • Taste:

    Rich on the palate. Viscous, powerful, there's no denying the oak influence and the finishing casks. Port works well here, imparting blackberry, cherry, toffee, and raisin bread.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, the finishing barrels respect the core whiskey here, working together. Maple, Luxardo cherry, honey comb, waffle cone and rich tobacco. Reminds me of a box of my favorite cigar: Padron 1964.

  • Overall:

    Overall, this is quite impressive. Tawny port and rum can both exhibit strong flavors, potentially capable of burying a bourbon's nuances, but that's not a concern with the first chapter of this release set. Bold, flavorful, harmonious. Also: delicious. Well done.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
  • Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.

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