Micro Monday Review #64 Templeton 6 Year Rye Whiskey

Updated: Feb 21, 2021

Distillery: Sourced from MGP

Proof: 95

Age: 6 Years

Mashbill: Undisclosed


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)


Overall: 78/100


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


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Scoring Legend:

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


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