Templeton 6 Year Old Rye Whiskey

Templeton Rye Spirits Templeton 6 Year Old Rye Whiskey

(0.7l, 45.75%)


7.2/10
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The good stuff for slick outlaws.
 
When America decided alcohol Prohibition was something they should do, Alphonse Kerkhogg of Templeton, Iowa, had to make a decision: find another job or break bad. He chose outlawry and started producing the finest Rye Whiskey around. When the newest batch was ready, he tied his white horse Babe to the pole, as a code. Everyone called Kerkhoff’s Rye "The Good Stuff," so he decided it was time to expand his business. He teamed up with Al Capone, who smuggled the booze to New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. Today, when Whiskey-making is fortunately legal, Alphonse’s grandson Keith carries on with distilling The Good Stuff, following the renegade recipe.
 
Templeton’s 6-year-old Rye Whiskey is made in Indiana using winter and spring rye grains and double distillation before they put the Spirit into American white oak barrels made in Missouri. Hot summers and cold Winters of Templeton make sure the sauce matures faster and becomes more complex and palatial. In 2010, Templeton set aside a couple of handpicked casks and bottled the Whiskey six years later. Templeton Rye is 91.5 proof and a lovely neat tipple, paying homage to all the outlaws of yesteryear.

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rye
spicy
butterscotch
rose
brown sugar
burnt sugar
toasted oak
sour
caramel
What does Templeton 6 Year Old Rye Whiskey taste like?

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Tennessee Whiskey closely parallels Bourbon, but final filtering through sugar-maple charcoal (called the Lincoln County Process) is what some producers say differentiates them. Tennessee Whiskey’s finish is sweeter and smoother than Bourbon.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Bright copper
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Butterscotch-forward nose with floral sweetness and rye spice aromas.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet and fruity flavors followed by cinnamon and apple mint with a hint of toasty oak.
 
Finish
Sweet cinnamon finish.

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Ratings & Reviews
RJ
RJ,
This was my first introduction into Rye Whisky. My buddy Roger (who is from Iowa) introduced me to this a few years ago. And... even though I've developed a love for Rye Whiskys.... this one is still one of my favorites.
 
Franklin
Franklin,
Fantastic Rye, drinks pretty smooth but still drives a big flavor profile with it.
 
Gabriel
Gabriel,
I'll be honest and start by saying not all Templeton Rye is creating equal - there's the standard 4 Year Aged which is good, but then there's the 6 Year Aged which is hand's down better (and the only Templeton I'll buy). My review is of the 6 year, though I will add Templeton didn't always denote years on their bottles, and you can still find a few laying around which only say 'The Good Stuff' without a year designation. Despite all of this, Templeton Rye 6 Year Aged is my absolute favorite Rye Whiskey. You simply can't go wrong with 95% rye mash, but that's extremely high considering the minimum standard to call it Rye Whiskey is only 51%. The result of going full bore with 95% rye is an amazing spicy bite in every sip. I imagine the 5% non-rye helps smooth it out, and it IS smooth. Al Capone had it right when he said this was the good stuff because it's unlike any other whisk(e)y. Perfect neat or with an ice sphere, and it makes one hell of a mean Rye Old Fashioned - I like to muddle some orange zest with the sugar cube to bring out the spice upfront then let the drinker sit back and enjoy the long vanilla-citrus finish with each sip.
 
Vincent
Vincent,
Really smooth
 
Daniel
Daniel,
This is worth getting over the 4 year. Smooth and has a wonderful bite that mellows quickly. Great straight or on ice.
 
Connor
Connor,
Great rye whiskey
 
Erik
Erik,
Good for everyday
 
John
John,
Spicy bite initially, then the sweetness of the caramel and sugars kick in for a nice finish.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Extraordinary taste - hot spice followed by caramel sweetness
 
James
James,
I was nicely surprised by this. It doesn't jump out at you, but it's a nice rye. Ok to sip, and makes a decent Old Fashioned.
 
Tyler
Tyler,
Very nice as a first taster from Flaviar, was good to have the flavour wheel to compare what I tasted compared to others, definite spice to it along with the burnt sugar hint.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
I LOVE Templeton, and no I'm not a this-is-the-only-rye-I've-ever-had person. I try lots of ryes, love most, hate some. Templeton's 6Yr is awesome. Their 4Yr is good but a bit too smooth. If you can find a Maple Cask finished (NOT a maple flavor) get it! Templeton is great stuff.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Didn't like this one at all. Boozy, glue-like nose ruins it for me. Spicy and rather one-dimensional. Unpleasant bitter finish.
 
Curtis
Curtis,
While not great neat, it Makes a great classic 1860s old fashioned.
 
Joe
Joe,
My favorite Rye thus far. Will get their 10 yr when it is released next year
Aaron
Aaron,
Really? a 10Yr? Cool.
Antti
Antti,
It is a very good, complex, Rye Whiskey ... that has an aromatic birth; while a rich & fruity life leads to a spicy death of medium length, with notes of caramel, cinnamon & burnt sugar.
 
Jason
Jason,
Definitely a lighter experience than I like. Not very lingering finish and kinda bland. Was expecting a smoother finish and longer finish.
 
JON
JON,
Smooth and really good. This is now one of my favorites!
 
Terry
Terry,
Like ryes as Old Fashions. This was a nice representation of a solid rye with enough heat for the drinks. Wants you to come back for more.
 
Susanna
Susanna,
This was the first rye whiskey I have ever tried. It was quite good, a bit strong though.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
The 4 year bottle (80 proof) is much more appealing but be careful ordering it. I got this bottle when I ordered the 80 proof but it’s still listed as available. When this one is not.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
A fantastic rye! This is ballsier (higher proof) than their 4yr. Very good stuff! Templeton fan for life.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
I prefer the 4yr vs the 6yr. Their 10yr is amazing though
 
Ray
Ray,
Spicy at first but sweeter as we tasted more.
 
Alex
Alex,
It’s a pleasure to drink, to say the least. The butterscotch belies the ninety proof bourbon and the mild spice adds a kick that makes it worthwhile. A must try!
 
Dave
Dave,
Don’t like rye.
Aaron
Aaron,
You really should skip a review and a poor 1-star rating if you just "don't like rye" that is unfair to their reputation.
Stephen
Stephen,
Smooth and tasty! Solid drank
 
John
John,
Great taste, goes down smooth!
 
Donald
Donald,
Strong true flavor with caramel.
 
Luis
Luis,
A very smooth, easy drink. Combines a caramel tone with a spicy cinnamon follow. Gentle on the tongue, as the legs are short.
 
Todd
Todd,
Solid, not extraordinary.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Very good neat once the spice has gone the other flavors shine well.
 
Sara
Sara,
*Shaking head* After the brandy, not a fan....
 
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