Wednesday, October 09, 2019


The Iowa based Templeton Rye Distillery, has announced the launch of a new maple cask finish expression.

Templeton Rye Maple Cask Finish Whiskey (46% ABV) was finished in ex-Templeton Rye American Oak barrels, that were specifically seasoned with maple syrup.

Templeton Rye Maple Cask Finish Whiskey

This latest release, which is the first limited-edition in the distillery’s Barrel Finish Series, used fresh maple syrup from the Wood’s Vermont Syrup Company, which was poured into the barrels and then turned daily for 2 months, to allow the syrup to soak into the wood staves, in order to maximize the flavours of the whiskey during a second maturation period.

Commenting on the launch, Tim Grimes, Brand Ambassador of Templeton Rye, said: “We were delighted to work with the family at Wood’s Vermont Syrup Company for our Maple Cash Finish Rye Whiskey, the first limited-edition expression in our Barrel Finish Series. As they were the first company in the Northeast to ever barrel age Maple Syrup and have that process down to perfection, we felt they were the perfect fit for us on this project.”

Templeton Rye Maple Cask Finish Whiskey, will be available later this month from specialist retailers. RRP (tbc).

Posted by Steve Rush