Templeton Rye Whiskey recently announced Templeton Rye Maple Cask Finish Whiskey, the first limited-edition expression in their innovative Barrel Finish Series. In collaboration with Wood’s Vermont Syrup Company, Templeton Rye Maple Cask Finish has been finished in ex-Templeton Rye American Oak barrels that were specifically seasoned with Maple Syrup.

Tim Grimes, Brand Ambassador of Templeton Rye says “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.”

Fresh maple syrup was produced and shipped from the Vermont farm to the Iowa distillery, where the Templeton team then seasoned 80 empty Templeton barrels with it. To ensure the required influence on the wood, the barrels were then turned daily for a two-month period to allow the syrup to soak into the wood staves and maximize the flavors that would later be imparted into the whiskey during the secondary maturation period. After the maple syrup is removed, the barrels were filled with Templeton Straight Rye Whiskey and left for an additional maturation period of two months.

Templeton Rye Maple Cask (92 proof)
Visual: Medium gold.
Nose: Rye spice is prevalent patinaed in a soft and lightly sweet maple sugar scent.
Taste: Sweeter than a typical rye at first, it almost immediately leads into the familiar and vivacious fresh rye grain flavor.
Finish: The maple lends a soft entry and dissipates quickly. The lasting impression is of a hearty rye whiskey.
Overall: A nice touch to bring a bit of autumnal character to this spirit. Very nice.
GSN Rating: B+

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