Templeton Distillery, an award-winning, state-of-the-art distillery producing high-quality rye whiskey, launches the 2022 Stout Cask Finish expression from their Barrel Finish Series. This Imperial Stout Cask Finish is the fourth expression in Templeton’s Barrel Finish Series, a limited-edition release sold on allocation and not to be missed.
First introduced in 2019, the Barrel Finish Series focuses on utilizing unusual wood treatments and sourcing unconventional flavors to elevate each expression. This year’s release concentrates on providing a fantastic flavor profile of coffee and chocolate, adding depth and complexity to Templeton’s portfolio. Originally matured to perfection for six years in American oak flame-charred barrels, the Stout Cask Finish is expertly finished in bourbon barrel-aged chocolate coffee stout casks for three Previous expressions from the Templeton Rye Barrel Cask Finish Series include the Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish (2021), the Caribbean Rum Cask Finish (2020), and the Maple Cask Finish Series (2019). Each edition offers a unique twist on what rye can be and continues to position Templeton Distillery as a pioneer of innovation in the industry.
Previous expressions from the Templeton Rye Barrel Cask Finish Series include the Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish (2021), the Caribbean Rum Cask Finish (2020), and the Maple Cask Finish Series (2019). Each edition offers a unique twist on what rye can be and continues to position Templeton Distillery as a pioneer of innovation in the industry.
“This year, our Stout Cask Finish expression provides a fresh perspective and has proven disruptive within our Barrel Finish Series, mixing subtle coffee tones with rye pepper and spice,” said Blair Woodall, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Templeton Distillery. “This new-to-market release is sure to elevate any classic cocktail.”
Aroma: Aromas of roasted chocolate, creamy cocoa, and dried apricot hint spectacularly at what’s to come
Taste: Complex and full-bodied with sweet malt and roasted barley that dovetail with black cherries and toasted almonds, giving way to subtle coffee tones over a base of rye pepper and spice
Finish: Perfectly balanced with a creamy mouthfeel of roasted coffee and cocoa that slowly dissipates into a long decadent finish
Templeton Distillery has earned a reputation as a leader in high-quality rye whiskey, making the residents of Templeton, Iowa during Prohibition – themselves making whiskey and hiding it in basements – quite proud. Today, Templeton Rye is made a little differently. With a 95% rye / 5% malted barley mash bill, it’s aged in new American oak barrels with flavors inspired by the whiskey made by Templeton bootleggers a century ago. In the same town, with the same strong spirit.
It is available in limited quantities in both the USA and select international markets including the EU for $54.99 (750ml). 46% ABV.