Templeton Rye....

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2009/03/04 17:45:19 (permalink)

Templeton Rye....

There was just a distiller's convention at the hotel where I work and I met the guys from Templeton, Iowa that make the stuff. Story goes that it was Al Capone's beverage of choice during Prohibition "the good stuff" and he used to have train loads brought in to Chicago. It is being remade using the original recipe and I was fortunate enough to get a bottle of "small batch" as a gift. Anyone know anything about Templeton?
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    Re:Templeton Rye.... 2009/03/04 18:26:07 (permalink)
    How was it ???


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    Re:Templeton Rye.... 2009/03/04 18:34:14 (permalink)
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    How was it ???
    I'm saving it for a special friend from W. Mass. Seriously, I have not cracked the bottle. More to come.....I also have a bottle of 18 year old Flora de Cana Rum from Nicaragua that is also cluttering up my liquor cabinet.


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    Re:Templeton Rye.... 2009/03/04 22:46:34 (permalink)
    Pancho:
     
    Here's a Whiskey review of Templeton.
     
    http://www.spiritsreview.com/reviews-rye-templeton.html
     
    Evidently these guys started back in 2001. They started to distribute it outside of Iowa. And the recipe may or maynot be the original 1920s.
     
    And for all you Q fans, here's one guy's take on a TR BBQ Sauce.
     
    http://www.dlayphoto.com/post/75632132/templeton-rye-bbq-sauce
     
    Enjoy!!
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    Re:Templeton Rye.... 2009/03/04 23:00:06 (permalink)
    I'm currently living about 10 miles from Templeton Iowa! There are big signs on your way into town announcing the annual Templeton Days festival, which I suppose celebrates the infamous beverage!
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    Re:Templeton Rye.... 2009/03/05 08:06:35 (permalink)
    Hey, I got a bottle of my own!  Being an Iowa boy by birth, it's in our code to have a wee nip a couple times a year.  I get mine at John's Grocery in Iowa City, IA.
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    Re:Templeton Rye.... 2011/07/18 13:44:47 (permalink)
    Tried it. Pricy, but good. Too good for mixing, which is usually how I do rye
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    Re:Templeton Rye.... 2011/10/27 15:44:10 (permalink)
    Anybody have any additional experiences?
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    Re:Templeton Rye.... 2011/10/27 23:56:08 (permalink)
    Saw somebody mention Richards Wild Irish Rose wine, just saw in market it's $2 abottle. Thought it would bring back memories, took one sip and threw rest away
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    Re:Templeton Rye.... 2011/10/28 13:57:59 (permalink)
    Think you may have posted to the wrong thread. This one is about a high end rye whiskey
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    Re:Templeton Rye.... 2011/10/28 14:14:34 (permalink)
    I had never tried rye before a couple of weeks ago.  My dad has turned me into an irish whiskey drinker so that and an occasional martini are about all I drink liquor wise.  Ok a bloody mary or two before Ohio State games but that isn't really about the liquor.  Anyways, out of the blue he decided that he wanted to drink rye so we stopped and bought a bottle of Wild Turkey Rye after a game to enjoy while we watched the rest of the games that evening.  I thought it was interesting.  I defnitely don't like it as much as the irish but there are some pretty complex flavors almost like a fruity, citrus and vanilla note in addition to the spicy smokiness of the rye flavor.  I enjoyed sipping a couple of small ones but I don't know that it will be a regualr thing for me.
     
    What cocktails do people enjoy making from rye?   I wouldn't mind trying it that way as well.
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    Re:Templeton Rye.... 2011/10/28 18:02:49 (permalink)
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