The Resurgence of Rye

| April 9, 2013

templeton rye

As the original American spirit, rye whiskey is the key ingredient in many classic American cocktails.  Be it the Manhattan, the Sazerac, or the Old Fashioned, rye whiskey is currently undergoing a significant resurgence and Templeton is leading the pack.

The Templeton family history is rich with controversy, ambition and a steadfast commitment to quality. In 1920, when Prohibition made the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages illegal, there were a handful of enterprising residents of a small town in Iowa that chose to become outlaws – producing a high caliber and much sought-after whiskey known as Templeton Rye, or "The Good Stuff." Still manufactured with great care and based on the original Prohibition era Kerkhoff family recipe, Templeton Rye provides a smooth finish and a clean getaway.

Unique for its remarkably high rye content, Templeton’s aging process uses charred new-oak barrels for aging, and a mash made up of more than 90 percent rye, delivering a superb taste and solid foundation for a classic cocktail.