Templeton Rye Whiskey has released the 2020 edition of their Barrel Strength Straight Rye Whiskey.
First introduced in 2018, this third rendition highlights the aging stocks of straight rye whiskey in the Templeton, Iowa distillery. The whiskey is sourced from Indiana (Midwest Grain Processors) with a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley. It is later bottled and non-chilled filtered at 113.1 proof (56.55% ABV).
The resulting flavor profile has ripe apple aromas, followed by warm cinnamon and orange notes, the company says, before fading into creamy, raisin-infused toffee tones and intensifying rye spice.
“We continue to be motivated and inspired by the wonderful reception of the past two barrel strength releases and are excited to introduce this new edition with our fans that we feel is both innovative and evolved” says Tim Grimes, Senior Brand Ambassador of Templeton Rye. “Our barrel strength line represents the purest form of our beloved whiskey, a salute to our hometown of Templeton, Iowa, a small town with a strong spirit.”
The 2020 Templeton Rye Barrel Strength Straight Rye Whiskey is now available in the U.S. at a suggested retail price of $59.99 for a 750-ml. bottle.