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Four Gate Whiskey Company Foundation Batch 5

  • Distiller:

    Undisclosed

  • Bottler:

    Four Gate Whiskey Company

  • ABV:

    60.1%

  • Age:

    9 Years 9 Months

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Intro:

    Distilled by an undisclosed distiller, Foundation Batch 5 comes to us from Four Gate Whiskey Company in Kentucky. Yielding 590 bottles, this release features 75% corn, 13% rye and 12% malted barley, and a 9yr9mo age statement. Bottled at barrel proof, without filtering.

  • Nose:

    Bold pepper, cherry, oak, a spicy funk. It's like Beam funk, to some degree. Rich caramel, nougat, roasted nuts, and cocoa. Orange peel, light touch of bitters. Fuuuunky tobacco.

  • Taste:

    Rich on the palate. Honey, toffee, a light grape sweetness, followed by cherry cola. Cocoa, caramel, more musty funk. Cracked pepper on the back palate, a touch of cola.

  • Finish:

    Long spicy finish, a touch hot but very well integrated. The oak and tannin is most easily noticed here, blending nicely with cherry pie, caramel, fresh baked pastries and another touch of tobacco.

  • Overall:

    Really fantastic bottling here, in what tastes like a bold clash between a teenage Knob Creek single barrel and a Stagg Jr rendition. Funky, sweet, cherry forward, heavy on the oak without bitter tannins. Yum.

  • Score:

    8

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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