Thursday, 19 March 2015

Templeton Rye Whiskey

Templeton Rye Whiskey

Single rye - Indiana
40% ABV

Nose: Cream, plums, strawberry jam, bananas, cardamom, hints of allspice.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, lightens, turns watery, slightly fizzy.
Tasting: Sweet sour. Brown paper, bananas, white pepper, strawberry jam, plums, hints of pears.
Finish: Medium. Brown paper, allspice, ginger, plums.


OK, not made in Iowa at all, sourced at MGP in Indiana, and aged (blended?) in Iowa. There was a court case. But Templeton Rye, so good it's Al Capone's favourite, stands up on its own merits. The rye is slightly muted (which is why I think it's been blended) with some lovely fruity jammy notes cutting the spice. It's also quite complex, and a very nice dram indeed.

Thanks to Kevin at the BE for a splash in a glass.


I like this.

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