Nachrichten aus den USA: Die Templeton Rye Distillery aus Iowa bringt einen neuen 10 Jahre alten Rye Whiskey auf den us-amerikanischen Markt, der aber durch seine Zugehörigkeit zu den Standardabfüllungen wohl auch den Sprung auf den europäischen Markt schaffen könnte, wo die Brennerei ja vertreten ist.
Über die neue Abfüllung, den Templeton 10 Year Reserve Rye Whiskey, und ein Programm zur Unterstützung kleiner Unternehmen, das allerdings nur für Betriebe in den USA zugänglich ist, informiert die nachfolgende Pressemitteilung:
Templeton Distillery Launches Entrepreneur’s Grant Program And 10 Year Reserve Rye Whiskey
Three Small Businesses to be Awarded $10,000 by Iowan Celebrities and Business Leaders
TEMPLETON, Iowa, May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Templeton Distillery is proud to announce the launch of the Templeton Distillery Entrepreneur’s Grant program, which will award three small businesses $10,000 each. The grants are designed to help ignite the spark of these budding companies, just like early producers in the small town of Templeton, Iowa were inspired by the idea to craft what was commonly known as „Templeton Rye“ over 100 years ago. The launch of the grant program is timed alongside the debut of Templeton’s new 10 Year Reserve Rye Whiskey, complete with a refreshed look, marking a new chapter for the brand that respects the past yet is inspired by the future.
Winners of the Templeton Distillery Entrepreneur’s Grant program will be selected by a panel of a few of Iowa’s greats, including Brandon Routh (Superman Returns, Legends Of Tomorrow) and Hill Harper (The Good Doctor). Both originally from Iowa, they know a thing or two about the power of the state’s strong spirit. Rounding out the remainder of the panel are Keith Kerkhoff, Templeton Distillery’s co-founder, as well as the founders of beloved local Iowa-based businesses, Christina Moffatt (Crème Cupcake + Dessert) and Pernell Cezar and Rod Johnson (BLK & Bold Specialty Beverage). The period to apply will run from May 10 through July 11, 2021, with winners announced in August.
The newest addition to the core line is the Templeton Rye 10 Year Reserve, a true expression of what American rye whiskey can become, with each release bottled from a hand-selected single barrel. The whiskey is aged a full decade in charred new American oak barrels, resulting in flavor notes of smooth, dark oak with honeyed floral notes and the distillery’s signature rye spice. Every good revival has a way of bringing history into the now, so the new 10 Year Reserve along with the 4 and 6 Year, will be featured in refreshed packaging. Together with a community that has rallied behind the brand from day one, Templeton’s new offering and look will highlight a refocus on a company that’s centered around where it comes from, as well as where it’s headed next.
„Ignited by the spark of a simple idea, early producers in the small town of Templeton, Iowa began crafting what was commonly known as ‚Templeton Rye‘ at the turn of the 20th century,“ said Templeton Distillery Co-founder Keith Kerkhoff. „Now looking to the future as Templeton Distillery, we could not think of a better way to honor this heritage than by supporting small businesses with a little help from some Iowa greats. Also, we are thrilled to introduce an even more premium offering for the fans of Templeton to enjoy when they want to sip something a bit more special.“
All US-based businesses are invited to apply for the Templeton Distillery Entrepreneur’s Grant, excluding those that sell alcohol or are owned by anyone under the age of 21. To enter, businesses will submit 250 words about why they should be considered. Entries will be judged on originality (40%), contributions to the local community (40%), and business viability (20%).
The 10 Year Old Reserve Rye presents at 104 proof with an SRP of $85 for a 750ml bottle. For additional information on the grant program and Templeton Distillery’s offerings, please visit www.templetondistilery.com and on social media at @templetondistillery.
About Templeton Distillery
Templeton Distillery has earned a reputation as a leader in high quality rye whiskey. This is something that they like to think would make the residents of Templeton, Iowa during Prohibition – themselves making whiskey and hiding it in basements – quite proud. Today, their rye is made a little differently (100 years and legal production capabilities will change how you do things). With a 95% rye / 5% malted barley mash bill, Templeton Rye is aged in new American oak barrels.
Their expanded state-of-the-art distillery opened in 2018 with plans to bring all aspects of distillation and aging in-house. This innovative production facility not only creates the opportunity for more jobs and local agriculture, but for enhanced quality control across all their whiskeys, whether it’s the flagship 6-year rye or innovation products such as the Cask Finish Series. All Templeton Rye products currently available for sale have been distilled and aged in Indiana, with blending and bottling taking place at the Templeton Distillery. Templeton Rye has three core expressions: 4 Year and 6 Year, which have received a Gold and a Double Gold medal, respectively, at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, along with the new 10 Year Reserve, which also received the Double Gold. Learn more about Templeton Distillery by visiting www.templetondistilery.com or follow on Facebook at @TempletonDistillery, Twitter at @TempletonDist, and Instagram at @TempletonDistillery.