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Templeton Rye – The Good Stuff

Photo 10-09-15 1 31 44 amWhile I was traveling within the United States I tried the Templeton rye. This review is about the same. I am generally fond of Scotch & Bourbon but this time I thought of trying something new.

So, the story goes like this, in November 1918 because of war time Prohibition act in the United States the beverages having alcohol content more than 2.75 % were banned. The country went completely dry for almost a year till few residents of Iowa started producing their own rye whiskey. It was affectionately known as “The Good Stuff”.

In 1982 the production was legalized and was introduced to a wider audience.

In year 2007 this brand was known widely in the country and the production plant expanded at a very high speed. Also, the same year it bagged four top awards at the prestigious Los Angeles Wine and Spirits Competition. Which were – Best of American Straight Rye, Best of Whiskey, over all Packaging Design & Gold Medal & American Straight Rye Whiskey category.
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Over a week of having Templeton I realized that it is a well-balanced rye that’s perfect for the holidays. It has a nose of mint and pine and delivers smooth butterscotch and allspice. It has another interesting bit attached to it. Templeton Rye can actually get you a partial refund here in the states ranging between 3$ – 6$. No, it’s not because the company likes you. It’s because of a law suit filed against them which accused them of “deceptive marketing”.

Templeton Rye Spirits appear to be an Iowa product. Although the whiskey is distilled and aged in an Lawrenceburg, Indiana plant, a facility where many ryes on the market are produced but it’s in the different state.

Many legends and rumors have surfaced over the years concerning Templeton Rye but one thing is for sure that unique brand loyalty can still be found in the hearts of Templeton people even today.

Alcohol/Volume: 40%

Proof: 80°

Website: www.templetonrye.com

THERE’S A REASON PEOPLE CALL IT THE GOOD STUFF.
Cheers!!

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Bacardi Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron

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Having just returned from my vacation, I feel compelled to share something about this artfully crafted new super premium rum – Bacardi Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron.

Keeping the 150 years old legacy strong, Bacardi master blenders created to be the ultimate white mixing rum for cocktail fans looking for superior character in their drinks. Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron is double-aged using white oak casks that pass on an oaky smooth taste. It is best served in cocktails like a Collins, which is comprised of sparkling water, lemon juice and sugar.

The blend is said to be inspired by a recipe passed down through generations of master blenders and uses a slow-filtering of the blended rum – aged up to three years – through a coconut shell charcoal, creating a bold super smooth rum.

The rum is also described as premium version of sipping rum expressing fruity, floral and vanilla notes with hints of walnut, oak and almond.

Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron is packaged in a bottle that features solid Georgian green glass and strong lines reflecting the essence of the brand and its heritage. The optical effect of the glass mixing with the rum enhances the clarity, smoothness and purity of the liquid, creating a powerful and distinctive impression.

As of now, Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron is exclusively available at global travel retail outlets.

Alcohol/Volume:
40%

Proof:
80°

Website:
www.bacardi.com

“ The bat had always been a symbol of good fortune, so when Dona Amalia Bacardi spotted fruit bats in the family distillery, she insisted it to be used as their symbol. Today it remains on the bottle, helping the family survive whatever fate throws at it ”

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