Templeton Rye Whiskey announces the launch of a new limited edition expression, Barrel Strength Straight Rye Whiskey in celebration of the people and rich history of its hometown, Templeton, Iowa.
Templeton Rye Barrel Strength is both complex and intriguing and represents the expression in its purest form. This exquisite whiskey is a fitting tribute and salute to the town of Templeton – a small town with a strong spirit.
Natural, non-chill filtered and bottled at 57.2% ABV, this special addition to the Templeton Rye portfolio is a barrel strength edition matured and aged to perfection in flame charred American oak barrels bursting with rye spice and black pepper giving way to summer fruits, butterscotch and oak. Complex notes of orchard fruits deliver a delicate warmth with a lingering finish dovetailing beautifully with a velvety character that balances its considerable strength.
In August, Templeton Rye hosted a grand opening event, welcoming city and state officials, special guests and Templeton residents. The event was held in celebration of the organization’s new 34,500 square-foot distillery, a $35 million project that will more than double its staff, bringing 17 jobs to a community of 350 residents, feature a museum and visitor center, and produce up to 500,000 proof gallons of rye whiskey annually.
Templeton Rye Barrel Strength Straight Rye Whiskey is now available at a suggested retail price of $59.99. Boasting a full body, luscious finish and complex flavor, Templeton Rye Barrel Strength Straight Rye Whiskey is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks.
About Templeton Rye
Templeton Rye Whiskey, introduced legally in 2006, tracks back to the early 1920s when residents of Templeton distilled a much sought-after rye whiskey. That bootlegging enterprise, forced underground during the Prohibition era, nonetheless flourished during that period. Today, the whiskey may be slightly different—instead of stills in basements and barns, the company has a modern, legal plant—but the entrepreneurial spirit remains true to Templeton’s roots.
In October 2006, 68 barrels of Templeton Rye—using a recipe that best matched the recipe of Alphonse Kerkhoff, co-founder Keith Kerkhoff’s grandfather— completed their four-year aging process and became legally available on shelves in Iowa. The company expanded its plant from a small building, adding 11,000 square feet in 2007 for a more efficient production process. An automated bottling line went online in 2008, providing a quicker, more efficient method of bottling.
Learn more about Templeton Rye Whiskey by visiting www.templetonrye.comand become a member of the Bootleggers Society to stay in the know on all things Templeton Rye.