Four Gate Whiskey Company Batch 4 Split Stave



The company has given you whiskey finished in the used cooperage. The company has given you whiskey that isn’t finished at all. So for their 4th release, they wanted the barrel experts at Kelvin Cooperage to show off their skills with new cooperate and create something unique and innovative. They delivered.

After crafting a series of medium toast casks, then a series of #2 char casks, and finally the third series of #4 char casks, William Hornaday and his team at Kelvin broke all the barrels apart and rebuilt them, alternating between toasted staves and #2 char staves on some barrels, and toasted and #4 char staves on others, they have created the first-ever “Split Stave™” barrels.

To fill them, they blended a 5.5-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon and a 12-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon and let them rest in our Split Stave barrels for five months. A total of 2,700 bottles from this inaugural release of Split Stave™ by Kelvin were produced. It is uncut and unfiltered at 115.6 proof.

  • Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • 5.5 Year Mash Bill: 78% Corn, 10% Rye, 12% Malted Barley
  • 12 Year Mash Bill: 74% Corn, 18% Rye, 8% Malted Barley
  • Non-Chill Filtered
  • 115.6 Proof
  • 2,700 Bottles


Nose:  Dark cocoa powder with hints of creamy crème brûlée
Taste: Oak is front and center on the tip of the tongue while sweet custard and cinnamon notes strike the mid-palate
Finish: Long and rich, the oak notes intermingle with dark chocolate and earthy tobacco for an intense finish


Country USA
Region Kentucky
Product Subcategory Whiskey
Feature Allocated & Limited Edition
Container Bottle
Container Size 750ml