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
asTEMPLETON RYE,or“THE GOOD STUFF”to those in the know. Alphons Kerkhoff was one of those Templeton outlaws.
Over the course of its storied history, Templeton Rye became Al Capone’s whiskey of choice, quickly finding its way to the center of his bootlegging empire. Legend suggests that a few bottles even found their way inside the walls of Alcatraz to the cell of prisoner AZ-85.
Templeton Rye is based on the original Prohibition era Kerkhoff recipe. It is aged in charred new oak barrels for a smooth finish...and a clean getaway.
IN THE BOTTLE
While some rye whiskeys only meet the minimum requirements of 51% rye mash, Templeton Rye uses a mash made up of 95% rye from Lawrenceburg Distillers of Indiana as the foundation. This bold beginning followed by a minimum four year aging process in new charred white-oak barrels, gives Templeton Rye the base that will eventually match the flavor profile of the Kerkhoff family recipe - great rye character and wonderfully smooth finish that is ideal for mixing in whiskey cocktails or enjoying neat.