Home > Holiday Gift Guide >

  Templeton Small Batch Rye Whiskey (750ml)
Templeton Small Batch Rye Whiskey


 
List Price: $49.99
Our Price: $44.00
Sale Price: $39.99
You save $10.00!

Product Code: S0618

Description
 
Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2010
Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2009
When Prohibition outlawed the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages in 1920, a few enterprising residents of Templeton, Iowa began illegally producing a smooth, high caliber whiskey known as Templeton Rye, or "The Good Stuff". This highly sought-after whiskey brought a certain degree of fame to Templeton, and as the premium brand of the era, Templeton Rye fetched an impressive $5.50 per gallon - approximately $70 by today's standards.

As word spread, the Templeton whiskey caught the attention of Al Capone and became his whiskey of choice. It quickly found its way to the center of Capone's bootlegging empire and hundreds of kegs were supplied to his gang every month, who in turn filled the demand of speakeasies throughout Chicago, New York and San Francisco.

Although most American whiskeys ceased production after Prohibition ended, Templeton Rye continued to be produced illegally in small batches for loyal patrons. More than 85 years later, this infamous whiskey returned and was made available legally for the first time ever in 2006.

The master distiller of Templeton Rye Whiskey utilizes the original Prohibition-era recipe formed by the Kerkhoff family - unique for the remarkably high rye content of its mash. By law, a Whiskey must be 51% rye to be classified as a rye whiskey, but Templeton uses a mash of more than 90 percent rye grains, with malted barley for the remainder. This recipe produces a smooth, balanced spirit with spicy, grassy aromas and rich notes of caramel, butterscotch, toffee and allspice on the palate. Every bottle has the batch, barrel, bottle number and bottling date hand-written on the label.

Product of Iowa
Alcohol by Volume: 40%

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.


  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
The good stuff is the best May 30, 2013
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Tacoma, WA United States  
We've hosted a number of rye tastings here at our backyard tiki bar and Templeton wins hands down every time.  The vanilla and maple notes over a smooth finish = perfection.  I don't know if the Al Capone lore is true or not - but it makes for good drinking conversation.  We prefer Templeton to Ri, Old Potrero, Whistlepig,and that nasty jet fuel organic stuff with the lion on it - yuck.  Templeton makes perfect manhattans, rye whiskey sours and New York sours.  Don't care for it as much as bourbon in sweeter drinks.   Of course, it's delicious up neat.

Was this review helpful to you?


Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Holiday Gift Guide
Repeal Day Sale
Spirits > Whisk(e)y
Spirits > Whisk(e)y > All Whisk(e)y
Spirits > Whisk(e)y > Rye Whiskey
Top Rated Spirits
Spirits