Templeton Rye
Added on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 09:10 PM
  Bottler: Templeton Rye Spirits
  Age: N/A Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Rye
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Indiana
  Price: $35 Availability: Specialty Stores
This rye whiskey is the product of an Iowa bottler that sourced the whiskey from Lawrenceburg Distillers (formerly Seagram's) in Indiana.
Member Ratings and Notes
The nose is beautiful; full of rye spice with pickling herbs, very characteristic of a strong rye and very nice. The flavor is doesn't fully follow through with the nose. There is some good spice, but also a bit of soap and a watery quality which dulls the spice. I'd like to try this at a higher alcohol level, which might allow it to retain a bit of the punch from the nose. For now, I'll just enjoy the aromas. 

Ehh. Not bad ehh, just ehh.


*Applause for worst tasting notes ever.*

I purchased a bottle of this on a trip to Chicago a while back and really enjoyed it.   Perhaps it was because I was sequestered working 12 days, but it really hit the spot as a nightcap.   Not a very big rye, but it had a great balancing sweetness, floral character, and clean finish.   I happen to like what might be described as thin dry ryes, like Old Overholt, so take that into consideration with my grade. 

n: straightforward nose, rye spice -  heavy on the vanilla, and inviting. Pumpkin pie spices and graham crackers.


t: smooth and simple, very easy to drink with a nice rye forward profile and vanilla oak from the cask. Not much depth, it's just too light. I wish they wouldn't have had it above 40% ABV so there would be more intensity and flavor. It still comes off as young (new makey). This would be fine for manhattans with less Vermouth portion.

Nose isnt so bad but it lacks on the palate.  It took me a long time to get through my bottle.   
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