Hey, spirit aficionados and cocktail connoisseurs! Have you ever imagined the rich, spicy flavors of rye whiskey dancing in perfect harmony with tequila’s sweet, complex notes? Dream no more because Templeton Distillery is turning this tantalizing fantasy into reality. Debuting at the illustrious Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, their latest creation, the Templeton Rye Tequila Cask Finish, is set to hit shelves this September, and so far, it’s stirring up quite the buzz.

This innovative blend marries the bold essence of Templeton Rye, aged in new American oak barrels for a lush minimum of six years, with the exotic charisma of Tequila Corralejo 99,000 horas Extra Anejo barrels. The rye takes a final siesta in these tequila barrels for 3-6 months, emerging as a beautifully complex spirit bound to captivate your taste buds.

And get this – the Tequila Cask Finish is the fifth release in Templeton’s coveted cask finish series, a testament to their relentless pursuit of whiskey perfection through unique, limited-edition expressions. With only 4,200 cases available worldwide, this is a treasure hunt you’ll want to embark on.

Bottled at a robust 92-proof (46% ABV), this liquid gold represents the innovative spirit of Templeton Distillery. It celebrates the deep-rooted traditions of two spirited communities: Templeton, Iowa, and Guanajuato, Mexico. It’s a blend that honors heritage while boldly stepping into new territories of flavor and craftsmanship.

Shane Fitzharris from Infinium Spirits proudly reflects on this pioneering venture, highlighting the exquisite balance of rye spice and agave sweetness that this special release brings to the table. It’s a symphony of flavors that promises complexity and a truly unforgettable sipping experience.

For those unacquainted, Templeton Distillery has been a beacon of rye whiskey excellence, evolving from Prohibition-era bootlegging to a state-of-the-art facility that opened its doors in 2018. With a core lineup that’s snagged top honors at prestigious competitions, they’re not just making whiskey; they’re crafting legends.

And let’s not forget about Tequila Corralejo – with 250 years of distilling mastery under its belt, it’s a brand that embodies the heart and soul of Mexico’s tequila tradition.

So, to my fellow spirits lovers, keep your eyes peeled this September for the Templeton Rye Tequila Cask Finish. It’s not just a bottle; it’s a bridge between worlds, a handshake between cultures, and a sip of pure innovation. Cheers to Templeton Distillery for raising the bar again, or should we say the glass.

Remember, sip responsibly and savor every drop of this limited-edition masterpiece. Here’s to new tastes, tales, and the adventure of the craft spirits journey.

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