Frootbat-Small-logo
HelpBlog
cart

Templeton Rye The Good Stuff 4 Year Old Rye Whiskey 750ml Bottle

product
Templeton Rye
The Good Stuff 4 Year Old Rye Whiskey
cart
The Good Stuff 4 Year Old Rye Whiskey 750ml
An unmistakable rye whiskey, Templeton Rye is smooth and spicy with a clean finish. There’s a reason people call it The Good Stuff. Rise up and taste Iowa’s most notorious whiskey. Much like beauty is in the eye of the beholder, at Templeton Rye, we believe taste depends on the taster. So while we focus our attention on making a consistently superior rye whiskey, we prefer to let you determine what flavors you detect in our product. Rather than being sly, however, we thought we'd share some of the descriptors others have mentioned that you may notice yourself.
Beverage type:
Rye Whiskey
Alcohol Level:
40%
Bottle size:
750ml bottle Single
Product Origin:
USA
UPC code:
720815920101
Tastes like:
Honey
Cream
Sweet
Butter
Fast Shipping
Fast Shipping
Most shipments are dispatched the next business day. We use a network of trusted carriers to get your precious cargo to arrive safely and on time. All shipments are insured for damage or loss.
Buyer Protection
Buyer Protection
Get a refund, replacement or credit should anything go wrong with your order. See our full shipping & returns policy.
Secure Payment
Secure Payment
Your payment details are secured with encryption and payments processed on highly secure servers.
Authenticity Guarantee
Authenticity Guarantee
We guarantee the provenance and authenticity of every product we sell. You can buy from us with the confidence that the item you are receiving is 100% authentic.
Fast Shipping
Fast Shipping
Most shipments are dispatched the next business day. We use a network of trusted carriers to get your precious cargo to arrive safely and on time. All shipments are insured for damage or loss.
Buyer Protection
Buyer Protection
Get a refund, replacement or credit should anything go wrong with your order. See our full shipping & returns policy.
Secure Payment
Secure Payment
Your payment details are secured with encryption and payments processed on highly secure servers.
Authenticity Guarantee
Authenticity Guarantee
We guarantee the provenance and authenticity of every product we sell. You can buy from us with the confidence that the item you are receiving is 100% authentic.
About the brand
Established during the construction of the Chicago, Milwaukee and Pacific Railroads, Templeton’s roots lie in the rich farmland of Iowa. Since day one, farmers and town merchants have depended on each other to make a living. That unique brand of loyalty can still be found in the hearts of Templeton business owners today. On December 18, 1917, the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was officially proposed. Thus began the talk of Prohibition and subsequently — bootlegging. In November of 1918, a temporary Wartime Prohibition Act was passed by Congress, banning the sale of beverages with an alcohol content greater than 2.75 percent. This took effect on July 1, 1919 — a date that became known as “Thirsty First.” The Eighteenth Amendment was then approved by the 36th state on January 16, 1919, leaving the country one year to go dry. On January 17, 1920, the Eighteenth Amendment and Volstead Act go into effect, beginning the Prohibition era in the United States. With the quality and quantity of available spirits being squeezed dry, the daring residents of Templeton, Iowa, start producing a carefully crafted bootleg rye whiskey affectionately known as The Good Stuff. The high-caliber spirit finds its way to Chicago by way of cattle cars destined for the famed Chicago stockyards. It finds favor in the Windy City’s notorious speakeasies. The town of Templeton is soon supplying infamous bootleggers with kegs of what drinkers came to call The Good Stuff. On December 5, 1933, the ratification of the Twenty-First Amendment repeals the Eighteenth Amendment, officially ending Prohibition on December 15. Small batches of The Good Stuff continue to be produced illegally and enjoyed inconspicuously by those in the know around Templeton.The town of Templeton celebrates its centennial with a three-day festival honoring its citizens and decorated history. Sixty-eight barrels of Templeton Rye whiskey complete their four-year aging process. The spirit is bottled and finds its way to shelves legally for the first time thanks to the collaboration of co-founders Meryl Kerkhoff, Scott Bush, and Infinium Spirits, a division of Young’s Holdings, LLC. Meryl Kerkhoff is son of Alphons Kerkhoff, who was one of the most prolific Prohibition-era producers of The Good Stuff. Meryl also enlists his son, Keith Kerkhoff, to join the Templeton team and carry on the family tradition. In August, Templeton Rye begins distribution in Illinois — giving the state its first taste of The Good Stuff. The Templeton Rye facility is expanded to allow for more production to meet the growing demand. The automated bottling line arrives in Templeton during this expansion, providing a much quicker method to bottle The Good Stuff. This same year, Templeton Rye whiskey wins four top awards at the prestigious Los Angeles Wine and Spirits Competition, which has been held for nearly seven decades. HONORS INCLUDE: Best of American Straight Rye Best of Whiskey Overall Packaging Design Gold Medal, American Straight Rye Whiskey category At the 2009 San Francisco World Spirits Tasting, Templeton Rye takes home a gold medal. More than 800 spirits from 60 countries entered the competition, which was judged by 25 renowned industry experts. Templeton Rye is named "Rye Whiskey of the Year" in the 2009 Whiskey Bible by Jim Murray, one of the most well-known tasters in the industry. After helping spark the resurgence of Templeton Rye, Meryl Kerkhoff passes away July 29, 2010, at the age of 81. Volunteer bottling starts, with people from the town, state and country traveling to Templeton to help bottle our hometown whiskey. With this help, Templeton Rye is ready for purchase by the holidays. Templeton Rye earns a second consecutive gold medal at the 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Tasting. Thirty renowned industry experts judged 1,000 spirits from 58 countries. Templeton Rye hits the coasts in December, with product launches in New York City and San Francisco. The photo-famous Templeton Rye barrel tree is constructed, and the first annual tree lighting ceremony takes place that holiday season. This event has since become an annual tradition with tours, guest speakers, hot cocoa and, of course, Templeton Rye. Templeton Rye expands its distribution efforts to bring The Good Stuff to the states surrounding Iowa. Templeton Rye hits the one-millionth-bottle mark. To celebrate this milestone, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad comes to Templeton to bottle the extra special bottle of Templeton Rye whiskey. Templeton Rye marks another major milestone by establishing national distribution, partnering with distributors throughout the United States. The Templeton Community Center was built, remodeling and reconstructing the old Templeton Middle School, which had sat vacant for years. The new community center provides a much-needed venue for local events, weddings, church gatherings and more. Templeton Rye goes international and begins distribution in Canada. Templeton Rye officially proclaimed January 17 National Bootleggers Day. In 1920, the 17th marked the start of Prohibition and the birth of Templeton Rye. Templeton’s own Meryl Kerkhoff was also born on this day. Bootleggers across the nation came out to celebrate Templeton Rye and enjoy a glass of The Good Stuff. Mark your calendars to join us next year! Templeton Rye releases its first new product in over a decade — Templeton Rye 6 Year. Aged six years in new American Oak barrels, this limited release of Templeton Rye is 91.5 proof with an unforgettable flavor. Templeton Rye celebrates 10 years of The Good Stuff with a special reserve 10th anniversary whiskey. Featuring a smooth body and a long finish, the Templeton Rye 10 Year is a testament to the people and the strong community spirit of Templeton, Iowa. Templeton Rye breaks ground on the Templeton distillery expansion. Complete with a museum and a 55,000-square-foot barrel aging warehouse, the construction of Templeton Rye’s 34,000-square-foot distillery marks a huge step forward for The Good Stuff. Templeton Rye has come a long way from its roots in the hidden, outlawed stills of 1920s Carroll County. The sparkling new production facility that opened this year includes a distillery, an aging warehouse, and a visitor center that features a museum highlighting the town’s history. This distillery is a testament to our commitment to Templeton, Iowa, where The Good Stuff is made.
Frootbat Reviews - What our customers say
Ratings & Reviews (0)
This product has no reviews yet.
Tell us what you think
Your Rating
starstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstar
Your Review
Tasting Notes
Nose
Summer grass and distant honey.
Taste
Strong with baking spices, warm toffee, and creamy butter.
Finish
Smooth, spicy, and well-balanced.
How We Pack
Sustainable Packing
Sustainable Packing

Our packaging materials are made of 100% recyclable materials. From our cardboard boxes to our biodegradable wrap, everything in our shipments can be recycled (except the drinks of course!).

Packed With Care
Packed With Care

Our experienced fulfilment team take great care packing every order. As specialists in glass packaging they ensure that your items stay safe and secure in transit.

Shipped With Trusted Carriers
Shipped With Trusted Carriers

All orders are shipped with a network of trusted carriers, who will deliver your order securely and on time. In the event of loss or damage in transit, all our shipments are insured.

You may also like
More Products from Templeton Rye