Templeton Rye Whiskey
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Distillery MGP Indiana
  • Age NAS
  • Style Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Maturation New charred oak barrels
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • spicy
  • rye
  • caramel
  • grassy
  • butter
  • sugar
  • honey
  • corn
  • barley

Templeton Rye Spirits

Templeton Rye Whiskey (0.75l, 40%)
Price $28.99

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Templeton Rye imagines a time when cocktails were illegal and the mobsters were real.

Back in 2001, Scott Bush and Meryl Kerkhoff formed a partnership to bring back the “Templeton Rye” brand back to market. Back in the dark days of Prohibition a group of farmers met secretly in the little town of Templeton, Iowa — becoming bootleggers to supplement their incomes. This was the first Templeton Rye Whiskey. It is said that it was Al Capone’s favorite hooch, who called it “The Good Stuff.” The end of Prohibition and an economic recovery put an end to the original Templeton Rye, and the new version is a tribute to it.

Most of the Rye spirits used by brands in the United States comes out of MGP in Indiana (they’ve gotten very good at it), and Templeton is no exception. But it follows their specific formulation: 95% Rye, a dash of corn and barley, and a full four years of aging in new charred oak. Legally, you only need to have 51% Rye in the mash bill to call it “Rye,” so if you are a fan of Rye Whiskey you will definitely get the spice and zing you are looking for. We suggest you get yourself a bottle now, mix up a perfect Manhattan Cocktails, and raise a glass to federal prisoner #AZ-85 — Al Capone.

Smartass Corner:
So, why not 100% Rye? Well, of all the grains, Rye is the most temperamental. It can be REALLY hard to get the yeast to grab ahold of the Rye and get started off right. So adding just a bit of corn for sugar and barley for enzymes help smooth out the fermenting process.
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Distillery MGP Indiana
  • Age NAS
  • Style Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Maturation New charred oak barrels
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Medium amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Summer grass and distant honey.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Strong with baking spices, warm toffee, and creamy butter.

Finish
Smooth, spicy, and well-balanced.
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  • spicy
  • rye
  • caramel
  • grassy
  • butter
  • sugar
  • honey
  • corn
  • barley
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
In November of 2015, MGP announced its first ever house brand — Metze’s Select Indiana Straight Whiskey. It is a blend of their high-Rye Bourbons, named after the Master Distiller who retired that year. It is not yet available on the market.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
In November of 2015, MGP announced its first ever house brand — Metze’s Select Indiana Straight Whiskey. It is a blend of their high-Rye Bourbons, named after the Master Distiller who retired that year. It is not yet available on the market.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
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