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Templeton Rye Spirits' Templeton Rye 6 Year Old

Templeton Rye Spirits’ Templeton Rye 6 Year Old

Templeton Rye Spirits’ Templeton Rye 6 Year Old

Category - spirits, rye, 45.75% abv

Available - From this month

Location - US, nation-wide

Price - SRP of US$49.99 per 75cl bottle

Templeton Rye has lined up the launch of a limited-release six-year-old expression of its namesake rye brand. The iteration is the first new offering from the Iowa-based company in ten years.

The whiskey is aged in new American oak barrels.

"The rye whiskey category is continuing to grow," said co-founder Keith Kerkhoff. "We enjoy a distinct advantage because Templeton was one of the first rye whiskeys introduced to the market. As we explore more complex, aged expressions, we know the brand will continue to please … consumers."

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Last year, the company moved to settle a lawsuit challenging its claim to produce its whiskey in the state of Iowa. At the time, the company said: "The food and beverage industry has recently become the target of a significant amount of class-action litigation based on labelling and marketing practices."

The cap for the settlement was set at $2.5m.

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Templeton Rye Whiskey will release Templeton Rye 6 Year Old, a limited edition aged rye, this month. The new offering is the first from the leading ultra-premium rye whiskey maker in 10 years.

Based on a family recipe that dates from the era of Prohibition, Templeton Rye was one of the first contemporary rye whiskeys, introduced legally in 2006. "When we saw the tremendous growth of the category and our brand, we decided to set aside key barrels for longer aging back in 2010," says Keith Kerkhoff, Co-founder of Templeton Rye. "We're delighted with this first offering, especially in a category where aged expressions are rare."

Templeton 6 Year Old is aged in new American oak barrels. With a higher proof, 45.75% ABV, and longer time in the barrel, the new expression displays more complex rye notes that will entice and intrigue whiskey aficionados and novice drinkers alike.

This is a Rye that delivers on every level. Floral aromas and hints of dry spice, butterscotch, vanilla, cherry and green apple preview a balanced taste nuanced with vibrant flavor cues of fruit with hints of toasted oak. The body is bold oak with burnt sugar sweetness; the finish long and strong with lingering spiciness.

"I am thrilled and excited about this latest expression and am confident that our loyal fans and all whiskey enthusiasts will enjoy the style and complexity they'll experience with our 6 Year Old, says Kerkhoff. "We believe mixologists will be particularly interested in the 6 year because they recommend higher proof, aged whiskies for craft cocktails," he added.

"Templeton Rye has been a huge part of our community and we thank them for their support. We look forward to the continued success of the brand," adds Ken Behrens, Mayor of Templeton, Iowa.

Rye Whiskey is one of the fastest growing North American Whiskey segments in both volume and sales revenue and Templeton Rye is the category leader in the ultra-premium rye segment.*

"The rye whiskey category is continuing to grow. We enjoy a distinct advantage because Templeton was one of the first rye whiskeys introduced to the market," said Kerkhoff. "As we explore more complex, aged expressions, we know the brand will continue to please our loyal consumers and attract new drinkers to the Templeton fold."

The suggested retail price for Templeton Rye 6 Year Old is $49.99

Original source: Company Release


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