Collection Templeton - Rye Whiskey

Templeton Rye refers to rye whiskey originally made in Templeton, Iowa during the Prohibition era to provide additional income for farmers in Carroll County.

The amber-colored whiskey was considered particularly high-quality and was popular in the speakeasies of Chicago, Omaha and Kansas City. It was said to be the favorite drink of Mafioso Al Capone. More recently, Templeton Rye, a whiskey brand, was introduced which the manufacturer says is based on a Prohibition-era recipe.

Templeton Rye whiskey is distilled and aged in Lawrenceburg, Indiana by MGP of Indiana using a recipe used for other brands. It is combined with an "alcohol flavor formulation" by Clarendon Flavor Engineers, known as "Blenders," to keep the flavor as close as possible to the original Prohibition-era recipe, and bottled at the distillery in Templeton, Iowa.