Templeton Rye Whiskey Aged 4 Years 750 ML Hard to find !GOLD MEDAL 2010 SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS TASTING. Produced in the small town of Templeton Iowa, this premium Rye whiskey made it to speak easies from Chicago to San Francisco.When Prohibition outlawed the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages in 1920, many enterprising residents of a small town in Iowa chose to become outlaws “ producing a high caliber and much sought-after whiskey known as Templeton Rye, or "The Good Stuff" to those in the know. Based on the original Prohibition era recipe and aged in charred new oak barrels, Templeton Rye provides a smooth finish and a clean getaway.As the original American spirit, rye whiskey is the principal ingredient in several famous cocktails “ including the Manhattan, the Sazerac and the Old Fashioned. Strong yet splendid, rye whiskey has undergone a major resurgence around the world, based on its rare combination of bold, almost spicy character and clean, smooth finish.The Production ProcessOnly dedication to the entire process can achieve the proper balance that gives Templeton Rye its great rye character and surprisingly smooth finish that Jim Murray of the Whiskey Bible described as "a huge, unmistakable rye."With only a handful in the category of rye whiskey, we strive to be the best among an already unique bunch.Starting with a formula born out of a familys need to maintain their livelihood during the Prohibition era, our master distillers utilize the original Kerkhoff family recipe “ unique for the remarkably high rye content of its mash. For while today a mere 51 percent of the mash bill must be rye for a whiskey to legally be called a "rye", Templeton Rye uses a mash made up of more than 90 percent rye grains (and malted barley for the remainder).And while the process has changed some since Prohibition, the unyielding attention to detail hasnt budged.