Four Gate Whiskey Company Bluegrass Trilogy #3 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Four Gate Whiskey Company Bluegrass Trilogy #3

  • Distiller:

    Undisclosed

  • Bottler:

    Four Gate

  • ABV:

    62.35%

  • 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 3, and features finishing in Apera Sherry, Tawny Port and Dark Rum casks.

  • Nose:

    Complex and decadent. Cocoa, fudge, rich cherry cordial candies. Tobacco, orange marmalade, black currant and a touch of date fruit. A lot to take in, all delicious.

  • Taste:

    Pencil shavings, rich oak, toffee, honey, cherry cordials once more. Blueberry, almond and rich cream. Cigar box once more, a touch of tannic oak. Delightful and complex. Rich, viscous mouthfeel, the proof is dialed in just right.

  • Finish:

    Long finish. Tannin and cocoa lead, with the sherry, maple, candied almond, pipe tobacco and sweet cream. Powerful, decadent, finish lasts for quite some time.

  • Overall:

    This is an incredible look at the merits of careful, calculated blending and the strong performance that well curated finishing barrels can yield. The best of the series by a mile, and one of the most complex whiskeys to cross my desk in 2021.

  • Score:

    8

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

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