Wine Enthusiast 91 points - Perfect for classic cocktails, this golden-amber rye invites with lots of vanilla on the nose and palate, plus mouthwatering notes of pear, cinnamon and black pepper.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points - Pale orange color. First inhalations pick up toasted pine nuts, cigarette tobacco, candied orange, toasted marshmallow, treacle. Taste impressions include oaky vanilla, coffee bean, sourdough toast, thyme, black pepper. Finish is long, gently sweet, even honeyed, pleasing. (Mar 2015)
When Prohibition outlawed the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages in 1920, 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. Based on the original Prohibition era recipe and aged in charred new oak barrels, Templeton Rye provides a smooth finish and a clean getaway.