Templeton Unveils Tequila Cask Finish at Tales of the Cocktail


August 2, 2023

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Templeton Distillery introduced Tequila Cask Finish to trade and spirits industry professionals at Tales of the Cocktail. Templeton Rye Tequila Cask Finish will be on shelves this September.

The rye whiskey is originally matured in new American oak flame-charred barrels for a minimum of 6 years and then finished in Tequila Corralejo 99,000 horas Extra Anejo barrels for a period of 3-6 months. 

The Tequila Cask Finish is release No. 5 in the brand’s cask finish series, a Limited Edition sold on allocation and not to be missed. Only 4,200 cases will be produced globally. It is bottled at 92 proof (46% ABV).

Templeton Distillery and Tequila Corralejo have a rich history in their communities. Templeton Rye Tequila Cask Finish was inspired by the synergies and shared experiences of tradition in each small town; Templeton, IA and Guanajuato, MX.

“This collaboration is a testament to our drive to push the boundaries of innovation with our cask finish series,” said Shane Fitzharris, SVP Commercial, Infinium Spirits, in a news release. “With these fantastic Tequila Corralejo barrels and a 3–6-month secondary maturation finish, we have created a special release that delivers great complexity and a flavor profile that spectacularly balances Rye spice with Agave sweetness.”

With a 95% rye / 5% malted barley mash bill, Templeton Rye is aged in new American oak barrels. The brand’s distillery opened in 2018 with plans to bring all aspects of distillation and aging in-house. All Templeton Rye products currently available for sale have been distilled and aged in Indiana, with maturation and bottling taking place at the Templeton Distillery; the brand plans to release whiskey from the Templeton Distillery stable in the next 18-24 months.

Learn more about Templeton Distillery by visiting www.templetondistillery.com.