Premium Rye Whiskey Category Leader Debuts Limited Edition Bottles, Barrel-Aged 10 Years
TEMPLETON, IA – Templeton Rye Whiskey, introduced legally in 2006, honors its 10th anniversary with the launch of Templeton Rye Special Reserve 10 Year Old, a 10-year-aged collectors’ edition of its finest product to date. Templeton has released just 6,080 bottles of this 101 proof spirit, made from 34 barrels, all packaged in a hand-numbered bottle and sold in a commemorative box.
The label of this Special Reserve features the iconic train that runs through the town of Templeton, Iowa. During Prohibition, enterprising local residents became outlaws, producing a high-quality, much sought-after whiskey known locally as “The Good Stuff,” or Templeton Rye. They smuggled the product aboard livestock trains bound for Chicago and mafia head Al Capone, who reportedly considered The Good Stuff his favorite drink. Almost a century later, Templeton Rye reached the shelves of Iowa legally. Like all Templeton Rye expressions, Templeton Rye 10 Year Special Reserve celebrates the people and rich history of Templeton, Iowa.
Just last month, Templeton Rye announced that it will construct a 34,500 square feet distillery and two aging warehouses at its current 20-acre facility in the City of Templeton. The project not only increases the brand’s investment in its namesake town but also keeps with Templeton Rye’s long-standing tradition of giving back to the community. The new distillery is estimated to cost $26,000,000 and upon completion will employ approximately 30 full time employees in addition to the Company’s current work force. Currently Templeton Rye Whiskey–the Company’s hallmark brand–is finished and bottled at its Templeton, Iowa, facility.
“We’re proud to celebrate a decade of Templeton Rye with such a high quality and exclusive, expression,” says Keith Kerkhoff, Co-founder of Templeton Rye. “In addition to a collector’s item, we see it as a tribute to all involved since the brand’s inception and look forward to building upon our success as we move production home to Templeton, Iowa.”
Templeton Rye Special Reserve 10 Year is now available on allocation at a suggested retail price of $149.99. Boasting a smooth body, long finish and intense flavor, Templeton Rye Special Reserve 10 Year Old is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks.
Templeton Rye is also available as a 4 Year Old and a 6 Year Old, the latter being released earlier this year. Learn more about Templeton Rye Whiskey by visiting www.templetonrye.com and become a member of the Bootleggers Society to stay in the know on all things Templeton Rye.
About Templeton Rye
Local bootleggers, including famed Templeton resident Alphonse Kerhkoff, produced a high caliber, highly desired whiskey known locally as “The Good Stuff,” which became Templeton Rye. Mafia leader Al Capone reportedly served Templeton Rye to his closest friends and family.
Templeton Rye was introduced in 2006 using a recipe that best matched the recipe of Alphonse Kerkhoff, Keith Kerkhoff’s grandfather. In October 2006, 68 barrels of Templeton Rye completed their four-year aging process, and became legally available on shelves in Iowa again, carrying on a family and small town tradition. For the past decade, Templeton Rye has honored the history and the people of Templeton, building a new facility in town to create and bottle the rye locally.
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 our proprietary formula and local purified water. The whiskey is then bottled in the production facility in Templeton.