Templeton Rye Barrel Strength Straight Rye Whiskey 2018 Edition
Straight Rye Whiskey, non-chilled filtered
This special addition to the Templeton family is a barrel strength edition matured and aged to perfection in flame charred American oak barrels. Natural, non-chill filtered and bottled at 57.2% ABV, this limited release is bursting with rye spice and black pepper giving way to summer fruits, butterscotch and oak. Templeton Rye Barrel Strength 2018 is both complex and intriguing and represents the expression in its purest form. Each year the team carefully chooses the specific casks used for the limited release barrel strength edition. This exquisite whiskey is a fitting tribute and salute to the town of Templeton - a small town with a strong spirit.
"Top notes of spearmint and green apple part to reveal deeper nuances of golden raisin, saddle leather, varnish, and pine resin that suggest some maturity. Bright apple meets blazing spice on the palate, reminiscent of applesauce cake or warm spiced cider. The finish really soars, adding layers of tropical fruit and toasted banana-nut bread and licorice."
-90pts, Whiskey Advocate