Updated: Feb 21, 2021
Distillery: Sourced from MGP
Age: 6 Years
BACKGROUND: Templeton Rye Whiskey is a distillery built on small town tradition. One prohibition out all the manufacture and sale of alcohol beverages in January 1920, many residents of a small Iowa town became outlaws producing Whiskey known as Templeton Rye or “the good stuff“. Templeton is a beautiful distillery with rich history of the brand. They do add artificial flavoring in their whiskey.
NOSE: A lot of vanilla, rye spice, charred oak, caramel, and some coconut. It is well balanced and enjoyable (20/25)
PALATE: Surprisingly light for a rye, the palate is sweeter than the typical rye. It has lots of caramel, vanilla, toasted coconut, and more of baking spice (think cinnamon and nutmeg) than rye spice. There is a slight bitterness but overall it is smooth and easy to drink (30/40)
FINISH: A simple yet characteristically rye dominated finish. There’s also a good amount of oak, with a nice tingle. (20/25)
VALUE: With an SRP of $40 this is a great buy! It’s 6 years old, easy to sip, and has classic rye notes (8/10)
FINAL THOUGHTS: Templeton’s smooth and spicy taste makes it easy to concoct a delicious cocktail. It is the perfect drink to relax with with great company. This is smooth and enjoyable and makes one of the best old fashioned we have ever had.
Similar & Slightly Better Whiskey: Sonoma Brothers Rye Whiskey
Similar & Equal Whiskey: Buffalo Trace Kosher Rye
Similar & Slightly Worse Whiskey: Whistle Pig Piggyback
Tell us what you think and give us some feedback!
96-100: The perfect dram, juice of the gods
90-95: Near perfect, truly incredible whiskey
85-89: Amazing whiskey, will always try to keep a backup bottle of this
80-84: Very good, some minor flaws here or there
75-79: Good, quite enjoyable to drink, Will try and keep a bottle on the shelf
70-74: Solid, wouldn’t go out of my way to get this
60-69: Decent, would offer this up to non whiskey drinkers
50-59: Not my cup of tea
Below 50: Give away