Whiskey Review: Templeton Rye

Templeton Rye Spirits, LLC - Rye Whiskey - 80 proof

"Templeton Rye officially proclaimed January 17 National Bootleggers Day. In 1920, the 17th marked the start of Prohibition and the birth of Templeton Rye. Templeton’s own Meryl Kerkhoff was also born on this day".

"When federal agents raided Templeton, smashing barrels and spilling whiskey, locals stood together, determined to continue creating The Good Stuff. Now, nearly 100 years later, that pioneering community spirit lives on."

“This one might be a good one to try if you're wanting to get into ryes. It's light and easy, not too spicy for a typical bourbon drinker.“

If you missed our live show on Monday at Pub Frato Gastropub, here's the review we did of Templeton Rye! We had no idea what we were drinking coming in, all we said is that we didn't want to drink a "popular pour" in the bar. While this rye whiskey doesn't blow you away, we definitely think it should be poured more than it gets credit for. We had a good time with it, and we were pleasantly surprised with this being a nice easy drinker. Per the usual, we look at five different categories in our own terms: Bottle, Appearance, Smell, Value, and Taste. Enjoy the review, drop us a comment and make sure you subscribe to our podcast, YouTube, like us on Facebook and Instagram.

Bottle: “I like it... looks like a couple fellas hanging out there on the label” - Steve

Appearance: “The orange pops, its more orangy” – Steve

Smell: “Its a little floral up front... perfumey... minty at the end“ – Ian

Value: $35 bucks or so retail

Taste : “I get the minty up front, maybe some red hots? Then oak...” - Ian


Ian: 7.1

Steve: 6.8

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