TEMPLETON “BARREL STRENGTH” RYE WHISKEY
750 ml, 57.9% ABV
The new 2019 Templeton Rye Barrel Strength Straight Rye Whiskey is bottled at 115.8 proof (last year it was 114.4 proof). This expression, taken from whiskey sourced from Indiana (MGP) that has a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley, is drawn from a select number of barrels deemed noteworthy by the distillery team. These barrels vary in ages and maturity, being ultimately married or vatted together before finally being bottled.
“We were inspired by the wonderful reception that the 2018 Barrel Strength release received and are excited to share this new bottling with our fans that we feel is both complex and intriguing,” said Tim Grimes, Brand Ambassador of Templeton Rye, in a prepared statement. “Our Barrel Strength line represents our beloved whiskey in its purest form while allowing us to salute the hometown of Templeton and our residents’ strong spirit.