Ultra Premium Rye Whiskey Category Leader Debuts Bolder, More Complex and Higher in Proof, 6 Year Expression
TEMPLETON, IA, JUNE 7 –– Templeton Rye Whiskey will release Templeton Rye 6 Year Old, a limited edition aged rye, this month. The new offering is the first from the leading ultra-premium rye whiskey maker in 10 years.
Based on a family recipe that dates from the era of Prohibition, Templeton Rye was one of the first contemporary rye whiskeys, introduced legally in 2006. “When we saw the tremendous growth of the category and our brand, we decided to set aside key barrels for longer aging back in 2010,” says Keith Kerkhoff, Co-founder of Templeton Rye. “We’re delighted with this first offering, especially in a category where aged expressions are rare.”
Templeton 6 Year Old 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.
This is a Rye that delivers on every level. 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. “I am thrilled and excited about this latest expression and am confident that our loyal fans and all whiskey enthusiasts will enjoy the style and complexity they’ll experience with our 6 Year Old, says Kerkhoff. “We believe mixologists will be particularly interested in the 6 year because they recommend higher proof, aged whiskies for craft cocktails,” he added.
“Templeton Rye has been a huge part of our community and we thank them for their support. We look forward to the continued success of the brand,” adds Ken Behrens, Mayor of Templeton, Iowa.
Rye Whiskey is one of the fastest growing North American Whiskey segments in both volume and sales revenue and Templeton Rye is the category leader in the ultra-premium rye segment.* “The rye whiskey category is continuing to grow. We enjoy a distinct advantage because Templeton was one of the first rye whiskeys introduced to the market,” said Kerkhoff. “As we explore more complex, aged expressions, we know the brand will continue to please our loyal consumers and attract new drinkers to the Templeton fold.”
The suggested retail price for Templeton Rye 6 Year Old is $49.99.
About Templeton Rye
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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