Four Gate Batch 18 "Saint Charente"  - 7 Year Cognac Finish

Four Gate Batch 18 "Saint Charente" - 7 Year Cognac Finish


Four Gate Whiskey Company has announced its latest release of barrel Finished craft American whiskey: "Saint Charente."

Saint Charente is a 7 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon finished in cognac casks.

Cognac is a varietal of Brandy produced in and around the region of France known as Cognac. It is made from distilled grapes, usually white, and aged in French Oak casks much in the same way whiskey is aged.

The underlying bourbon was distilled and aged in Kentucky from a mash bill of 75% Corn, 21% Rye, and 4% malted Barley.

I absolutely love the nose on this batch," said Chief Blending Officer, Bill Straub. "It has tons of orchard fruits from those cognac casks and the French oak gave it some great baking spice notes as well. It's like apple pie.'

The Batch is named for the River Charente that flows through the Cognac region of France.

"All the little towns in that area are called 'Saint' this or that," said Chief Barrel Officer, Bob D'Antoni. "We added the Saint in front of Charente in homage of that."

Four Gate Batch 16 "Rye DownUnder"

Four Gate Batch 16 "Rye DownUnder"


Batch 16 is a 7 year Indiana-distilled rye whiskey with a mashbill of 95% rye, 5 % malted barley finished in Apera Sherry casks imported from Australia by Kelvin Cooperage. At a robust barrel proof of 110.2, this full bodied and full-flavored rye whiskey offers spicy rye flavors rounded out by sweet fruit and nuttiness from the sherry barrels. 2,168 bottles of this batch were produced.