Templeton Rye Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish - Review
Updated: Jan 14
Templeton Rye Whiskey Finished in Oloroso Sherry Barrels
Templeton Distillery - Templeton, Iowa
Distilled in Indiana
Mash Bill: Undisclosed (At least 51% Rye)
Retail Price: $50
Poured Neat in a Glencairn
Color: Red-ish Amber
Nose: Fruit Forward, Orange Zest, Caramel and Black Pepper spice
Palate: Creamy Milk Chocolate, Roasted Almonds, Clementine, Sweet Red Grapes, Black Pepper
Finish: Viscous with a Medium-Long Finish. Warm and Lasting.
Overall: I'm going to put this out there early, I'm not a fan of Sherry. However, I will always give something a try before passing judgement. Boy, am I glad I didn't pass this up. Probably one of my favorite Sherry Cask Finish expressions I've tried. The flavors do-se-do from the Nose all the way to the Finish. The big takeaway and biggest flavor that hits me is the Milk Chocolate and Roasted Almonds. A Hershey bar. I was already blown away by the Nose, but throw some chocolate bars at this guy and I've found something to relate to. Sure the Sherry has an influence, but nowhere near the negative association I have with the Spanish Wine. The Sherry creates that Citrus zest that rounds things out beautifully.
Library Rating: 8.5 / 10