Templeton Announces April Release of Fortitude Bourbon


April 1, 2024

Templeton Fortitude bottle

Templeton Distillery announced the debut of its inaugural Templeton FORTITUDE Bourbon, scheduled to hit shelves nationwide throughout April 2024.

This occasion signifies a historic milestone as the hometown-crafted distillery unveils its first bourbon release and maiden distillate from Templeton Distillery, Iowa – a high rye mash bill matured to perfection in premium first-fill American Oak Barrels. Embracing its legacy deeply rooted in the Prohibition era, Templeton has flourished into a nationally recognized name, bringing exceptional craftsmanship to its whiskey.

The launch of FORTITUDE Bourbon marks Templeton’s pivotal evolution from independent bottler to distiller. The 92-proof, natural, non-chill filtered bourbon delivers a distinctive flavor profile bursting with complexity through a unique mash bill consisting of 55% corn, 40% rye, and 5% malted barley.

It’s born from locally sourced corn and meticulously cultivated in collaboration with local farms within 15 miles of the distillery. Crafted with unyielding determination and FORTITUDE, our Straight Bourbon pays homage to the strength of spirit of the 352 residents of Templeton, Iowa.

“It’s thrilling to be part of this historic moment for the Templeton Distillery and the incredible community of Templeton, Iowa,” Shane Fitzharris, Senior Vice President of Commercial at Infinium Spirits, said in a news release. “We are very excited to bring our distillery’s inaugural distillate to the world and showcase the innovation and craft that we have at Templeton Distillery through this fantastic Bourbon release.”

The distillery, located on 20 acres in Templeton, Iowa, has the capacity to distill all styles of American Whiskey and an annual production exceeding 3 million bottles. This iconic establishment has become a cornerstone of the community.

The 34,500-square-foot distillery employs 30 locals and is a testament to the town’s values, embodying a strong sense of community. Beyond its role as a distillery, Templeton’s facility also serves as a visitor center and museum with a bottling plant facility on site and two 54,000-square-foot maturation and barrel warehouses.

For more information, visit https://templetondistillery.com/.