Crafting whiskey that respects the past, yet is inspired by the future, Templeton Distillery captures the essence of a small town with a strong spirit. We see every bottle as an opportunity to share our whiskey way of life.


Since 2006, Templeton Distillery has supported the American rye revolution as the choice of those who seek a quality rye whiskey, whether sipped neat or as an added kick to a craft cocktail. With a 95% rye / 5% malted barley mash bill, Templeton is aged in new American oak barrels with flavors inspired by the whiskey made by Templeton bootleggers a century ago. In the same town, with the same strong spirit.

Based in Templeton, Iowa, our state-of-the-art distillery opened in 2018 with plans to bring more aspects of distillation and aging in-house. This innovative production facility not only creates the opportunity for more jobs and local agriculture but for enhanced quality control across all of our whiskeys, whether it’s our flagship 6 Year rye or innovation products such as our Cask Finish Series. Download printable brand sheet.