Templeton Rye has had an interesting relationship with whiskey fans. Their whiskey is very good, but apparently, some people were calling “false advertising” on their labels. After battling over three lawsuits, Templeton settled over the use of words “Small batch” and “Prohibition era recipe” and changed their slogan on bottles to “The Good Stuff”, but all of that is behind them now. The western Iowa whiskey company is looking to the future and releasing a new rye whiskey aged in oak barrels for six years. We here at Duel, don’t usually pay attention to claims and only judge the whiskey on flavor. The 6 year old recipe is made from the same recipe as their 4 year old Rye. Templeton is a solid rye whiskey, so the premise of a rye with a few more years of aging, along with a little more alcohol content (45.7% vs. 40%), is promising.
Company co-founder Keith Kerkhoff spoke to The Des Moines Register on Monday and advised the whiskey includes hints of butterscotch, vanilla, cherry, green apple and toasted oak. It is being released as a “Limited Release” with a cap on 2016, 2017 with the goal to have plenty on-hand to sell for years to come. This may quickly become our go-to whiskey – depending on availability.
Templeton plans another limited release this fall.
For more information or information on visiting the Templeton facility visit Templeton Rye’s Website.
Read the article at DesMoinesRegister.com