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American Rye Whiskey with a Caribbean Twist

It’s only Tuesday and already this has been a busy week for whiskey news and releases.

Today, Templeton Rye announced their newest expression: Caribbean Rum Cask Finish.

The past couple of years have seen distillers and blenders seek out compelling techniques and collaborations that enhance their signature spirits. Barrel finishes that introduce new notes have proven to be effective in providing whiskey fans and aficionados with new ways to enjoy established brands.

This new expression was crafted using stocks of aging Templeton rye whiskey. Once selected, the rye was matured for five years in charred American oak barrels. The whiskey was then finished in casks that formerly contained dark Jamaican rum.

Caribbean Rum Cask Finish, the second entrant in Templeton’s Barrel Finish Series, takes the signature “Good Stuff” notes of allspice, natural spice, butterscotch, toffee and caramel and augments them with black pepper, orange zest, bananas, banana bread, dark chocolate and pineapples.

Templeton Caribbean Rum Cask Finish—which rings in at 92 proof—is available in limited quantities throughout the USA for an SRP between $44.99 and $49.99. Whiskey fans in the EU and a number of other international markets can also enjoy this new exotic rye expression.

Images: Templeton Rye

David Klemt View All

I’ve been studying and writing about the hospitality industry since 2006. Like so many people, I started my journey in this business by working as a host, server and bartender. I was introduced to nightlife in Chicago, learning the ins and outs of nightclubs and after-hours hot spots.

After moving to Las Vegas nearly 20 years ago, I both co-owned a valet company and helped promote the club it serviced. That led to me taking on the role of editor for a Las Vegas hospitality industry publication.

A few short years later, I continued along my journey of hospitality industry reporting. I went from contributing to a major industry outlet to taking on the role of editor and content curator.

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