Templeton Rye releases new whiskey just in time for the holidays
Templeton Rye opens a new $35 million distillery with a museum and welcome center in Templeton, Iowa Rodney White, firstname.lastname@example.org
A new whiskey is hitting store shelves just in time for the holiday season.
Templeton Rye Whiskey recently announced the launch of a new limited edition whiskey in celebration of the people and rich history of its hometown, Templeton, Iowa.
Templeton Rye Barrel Strength Straight Rye Whiskey is a tribute and salute to the small town of Templeton — deemed a small town with a strong spirit. The town of Templeton is located about 90 minutes west of Des Moines.
Templeton said the whiskey is both complex and intriguing and represents the expression in its purest form, being natural, non-chill filtered and bottled at 57.2 percent ABV.
The special addition to the Templeton Rye portfolio is a barrel strength edition matured and aged in flame-charred American oak barrels.
The distillery said Templeton Rye Barrel Strength Straight Rye Whiskey is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks, boasting a full body, luscious finish and complex flavor.
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Templeton said the new whiskey is 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.
The facility features a museum and visitor center and produces up to 500,000 proof gallons of rye whiskey annually.
Templeton Rye Barrel Strength Straight Rye Whiskey is available now in limited quantities across the U.S. for $59.99 and select international markets. Prices may vary in international markets due to allocation, duty and import taxes.
To learn more about Templeton Rye Whiskey, visit templetonrye.com.
Location: 209 E. 3rd St., Templeton
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Sundays and Mondays.