Templeton Distillery has unveiled the third expression in their Cask Finish Series, Templeton Rye Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish. The brand’s limited release cask finish series offers an annual unique twist on what rye whiskey can be.
The limited-edition Templeton Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish was originally matured for a minimum of six years in first fill American oak flame-charred barrels. The whiskey was then finished in the finest oloroso sherry casks for an additional nine months. The 500-liter Oloroso Sherry casks were meticulously sourced from the Marco de Jerez region of Spain and once contained dry, full-bodied Oloroso sherry aged between eight and twenty years. The additional maturation time spent in the oloroso sherry casks accentuates the rye spice while adding subtle, alluring flavors and tropical fruit tones and nutty aromas.
“Our Cask Finish series is committed to creating innovative offerings with compelling taste profiles and our Templeton Rye Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish delivers this in abundance,” said Tim Grimes, Senior Brand Ambassador. “We are delighted to share this limited-release with the world that showcases the influence of Oloroso Sherry on American Rye whiskey with a flavor profile not to be missed.”
On the nose, creme caramel, candied orange peels, figs and sultanas mingle with delicate notes of nutty oloroso sherry. The palate features a rich, oily mouthfeel with tropical fruit and exotic spices complimented by milk chocolate and walnuts. The finish is long, creamy and balanced with the ex-sherry influence working in harmony with black pepper and sumptuous warmth.