Templeton Rum Cask Finish Rye Whiskey
Templeton Rye Caribbean Rum Cask Finish is the second release in the brand’s limited edition Barrel Finish Series. To make, the brand took American straight rye which had aged for five years in American oak. Then the rye was placed into first-fill Caribbean rum casks (Jamaican dark rum) to finish maturation. The whiskey is bottled without chill-filtration at 46% ABV. Available in the US and select international markets as of fall 2020.
Templeton Rye Whiskey is proud to announce Caribbean Rum Cask Finish, the highly anticipated 2020 release in their “Barrel Finish Series.
This limited-edition American straight rye whiskey was originally matured to perfection for a period of five years in American oak flame-charred barrels and were specifically chosen from the distillery’s aging sourced stocks of rye whiskey. Once the “chosen” barrels were selected, the whiskey was then expertly finished in the finest ex-dark rum casks from Jamaica. The additional six month maturation time spent in first-fill Caribbean rum casks accentuates the rye spice while adding subtle, exotic flavors and tropical fruit tones.
“We are thrilled to be launching the second limited-edition expression in our Barrel Finish Series following the success of our Maple Cask Finish release last fall,” said Tim Grimes, Senior Brand Ambassador of Templeton Rye. Quality was key as we wanted to ensure that our secondary maturation would impart the rum characteristics and flavors that we envisioned in the whiskey. We are delighted with the result and look forward to sharing with our fans.
On the nose are ripe bananas, pineapples, aromatic spices and sweet oak, the company reports.
The palate follows with oak, orange zest, black pepper and dark chocolate.
Finally, on the finish are golden raisins and banana bread, fruit and wood.