Templeton Rye Whiskey honors its 10th anniversary with the launch of Templeton Rye Special Reserve 10 Year Old, a 10-year-aged collectors’ edition.
Templeton has released just 6,080 bottles of this 101-proof spirit, made from 34 barrels, all packaged in a hand-numbered bottle and sold in a commemorative box.
The label of this Special Reserve features the train that runs through the town of Templeton, Iowa. During Prohibition, enterprising local residents became outlaws, the company says, producing a whiskey known locally as “The Good Stuff,” or Templeton Rye. They smuggled the product aboard livestock trains bound for Chicago and mafia head Al Capone, who reportedly considered The Good Stuff his favorite drink.
Templeton Rye Special Reserve 10 Year is now available on allocation at a suggested retail price of $149.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
Last month, Templeton Rye announced that it will construct a 34,500 square feet distillery and two aging warehouses at its current 20-acre facility in the City of Templeton. The new distillery is estimated to cost $26 million and upon completion will employ approximately 30 full-time employees in addition to the company’s current workforce.