Ultra-Premium Rye Whiskey Category Leader Debuts Bolder, More Complex and Higher in Proof, 6-Year Expression

Templeton, Iowa – June 2016 – Templeton Rye Whiskey announces the release of Templeton Rye 6-Year, a limited edition aged rye. The new offering is the first from the leading ultra-premium rye whiskey maker in 10 years. 

Templeton 6-Year is aged in new American oak barrels. With a higher proof, 45.75% ABV, and longer time in the barrel, the new expression displays more complex rye notes that will entice and intrigue whiskey aficionados and novice drinkers alike. Floral aromas and hints of dry spice, butterscotch, vanilla, cherry and green apple preview a balanced taste nuanced with vibrant flavor cues of fruit with hints of toasted oak. The body is bold oak with burnt sugar sweetness; the finish long and strong with lingering spiciness.  

Templeton Rye is based on the prohibition era Kerkhoff recipe, born in Templeton, Iowa during prohibition when many enterprising residents of a small town in Iowa chose to become outlaws, producing a high-caliber and much sought after whiskey known as Templeton Rye or “The Good Stuff” to those in the know. Rumor has it Templeton Rye became Al Capone’s whiskey of choice.

Templeton Rye was introduced nationally in 2006 using a recipe that best matched the recipe of Alphonse Kerkhoff, Keith Kerkhoff’s grandfather. Templeton Rye uses a mash made up of 95% rye from MGP (formerly Lawrenceburg Distillers of Indiana) as its foundation. The distilled rye whiskey is brought to Templeton, Iowa where it is combined with local purified water and a proprietary formula. The whiskey is then bottled in the production facility in Templeton, Iowa.

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