Templeton, the legendary American Whiskey Distillery, declares 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 Templeton FORTITUDE Bourbon marks Templeton’s pivotal evolution from independent bottler to distiller. The 92-proof / 46% ABV, 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,” said Shane Fitzharris, Senior Vice President of Commercial at Infinium Spirits. “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.”

Templeton FORTITUDE Bourbon’s aroma combines delicate floral and grassy notes, accompanied by hints of spice, black pepper, sweet Vanilla, and the subtle fruitiness of lemon peels. Rich, full flavors of rye and spice are harmoniously blended with butterscotch and wonderful zesty citrus, followed by an enduring warm finish of spicy oak notes and caramel popcorn.

Templeton 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 sq ft world-class 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 sq. ft maturation and barrel warehouses.

The award-winning Templeton FORTITUDE Bourbon will retail for $39.99, available nationwide and in select international markets. Please check www.templetondistillery.com for your local retailers and to learn more about the Templeton Distillery.


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