Master Distiller’s Release
INTRODUCING THE TEMPLETON RYE MASTER DISTILLER'S RELEASE
A TEMPLETON SELECT SERIES CHOICE PICK
A well-balanced nose consisting of sweet summer candied fruits with notes of vanilla and butterscotch
Bold and balanced. Validates the nose and also brings in orange notes. The spiciness of the rye is present in the form of a subtle white pepper
Bold Oak with burnt sugar sweetness
Long and smooth consisting of a brown sugar and butterscotch, which mellow to bring in semi-sweet chocolate and a hint of almond
50% Alc. by Volume
Available only at Templeton Distillery for a limited time
AN INTERVIEW WITH TEMPLETON RYE MASTER DISTILLER LESTER BROWN
GET A TASTE OF PERFECTION
I’ve had the opportunity to taste several hundred barrels of rye whiskey of various ages. On occasion, I have come across a barrel that I would describe as “my ideal rye whiskey” – this is one of those barrels.
My belief is that a solid rye whiskey should have a slightly sweet floral and fruity nose. The taste should be bold and almost chewy. The spiciness of the rye has to shine in a smooth and subtle way. The finish has to be long journey through spicy, sweet, vanilla, semi-sweet chocolate and sometimes nutty. The best way to understand is to take a sip!
THE MASTER DISTILLER’S JOURNEY
I am a chemical engineer who has spent years distilling various liquids including crude oil, ethanol and whiskey. I joined the Templeton team in 2015 with the intent to help build, startup and run a new distillery. The distillery ground was broke in 2017 and we were up and running in 2018. I am currently the Master Distiller and Master Blender. I’m responsible to ensure all raw goods through to final products meet or exceed the standards we have set.