Templeton Rye is marking the launch of a nationwide small business grant program with a bold new rye whiskey, and Maxim.com has the exclusive first look. The acclaimed Iowa distillery just launched the limited-edition Templeton 10 Year Reserve Rye, hand-selected from a single barrel.
After aging for a decade in charred American oak casks, the 104-proof spirit boasts notes of dark oak and honey alongside the brand’s signature spicy rye flavor.
Check out Templeton Rye’s official tasting notes for the new whiskey here:
Aroma: Rich chocolate and vanilla. Toasted oak, green apple, and apricot
Taste: Smooth, dark oak with honeyed floral notes and our signature rye spice
Body: Silky smooth with a creamy, caramel feel
Finish: Clean and long-lasting with lingering butterscotch.
The debut of the new 10 Year Rye is accompanied by an announcement of the Templeton Entrepreneur’s Grant Program—an admirable effort in light of the pandemic’s economic impact. From May 10 through July 11, any American small business is invited to submit 250 words about why they should be considered for a $10,000 award.
Three winners will be picked by a five-person panel including Iowa-bred celebrities Brandon Routh (Superman Returns, Legends Of Tomorrow) and Hill Harper (The
Good Doctor), as well as Templeton Distillery co-founder Keith Kerkhoff and Iowan business owners Christina Moffatt (Des Moines’ Crème Cupcake +
Dessert) and Pernell Cezar and Rod Johnson (BLK & Bold Specialty Beverage).
“Since 2006, Templeton has led the American Rye revolution that captures the essence of our hometown — Templeton, Iowa – a small town with a strong spirit,” Kerkhoff says. “To help celebrate, we are releasing our new Templeton Rye 10 Year Reserve as our most premium offering for the fans of Templeton to enjoy when they desire something extra special.”