Straight from the Still
Greetings from Templeton. Summer is here and things in Templeton are going great. I want to thank Scott and Keith for giving me an opportunity to bring everyone up to speed on a Community Center project we have launched. The City of Templeton is in the process of acquiring the former Sacred Heart School building and transforming it into a community center. While the school has unofficially served this role for many years, Templeton has never had a true community center facility.
With a generous pledge of $250,000 from Templeton Rye Spirits, we have kicked off our fundraising drive for this project. At $1.4 million, this is a very ambitious project, but Templeton is known for its determination. This project is important and worthwhile – we are growing, the future is bright and this project is an investment in our future.
If you would like more information on the project, go to www.templetoniowa.com and click on the community center link. You will find project details, a timeline and other project information, or you can contact me at 712-790-3400 or email at email@example.com.
When this project is complete, we will be able to host many types of activities – both large and small – including fun Templeton Rye get-togethers. In the meantime, if any of you know a rain dance that would be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely from Templeton, Home of the Good Stuff!
Mayor, City of Templeton
Templeton Rye Iowa Shoes & Cue
Please join us on Sunday, July 15th for a day of fun, horseshoes and award-winning bbq. We will be hosting Iowa Shoes & Cue at Jasper Winery from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. and featuring award-winning bbq from Iowa’s own Woodfellas.
If you would like to be involved in the horseshoe tournament, please visit http://templetonryeiowashoesandcue2012.eventbrite.com. There will be a 64 team, single elimination tournament with prizes for the top three teams. The cost per team is $100 and includes entry, a Templeton Rye t-shirt and four drink tickets.
Some pictures from the Chicago version of Shoes & Cue can be seen on our Facebook page.
Please join us for the following events this summer:
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
An intimate evening of fine cigars, food prepared by some of the country’s best chefs (Rick Gresh of David Burke’s Primehouse, Giuseppe Tentori of GT Fish & Oyster and Boka, and Cleetus Friedman of City Provisions), beer, wine and Templeton Rye cocktails by Benjamin Schiller, Eric Hay, Fred Sarkis and Dan De Oliveira. For more information visit cigarbque.com.
4515 N Ravenswood Avenue
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Join us for an interactive cocktail gathering. Click here to download a flyer for the event.
397 W Virginia Street
Crystal Lake, IL
East Bay Shoes & Cue
Linden Street Brewery
95 Linden Street
Prosciutto of Happiness Hour
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Join us in toasting the success of America’s efforts towards Ham Independence with La Quercia’s Herb Eckhouse! Vertical tasting of La Quercia’s heritage acorn-fed prosciutto paired with Tempelton Rye cocktail.
Click here to download a flyer for the event.
110 E Pearson Street
108 W 2nd Street #101
Los Angeles, CA
Iowa Shoes & Cue
3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
2400 George Flagg Parkway
Des Moines, IA
Four courses/five cocktails for $65 plus tax and gratuity. Welcome reception with first cocktail and passed hor’d oeuvres begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m.
80 seats available – call (515) 221- 3474 for reservations.
12851 University Avenue #400
Presentation by Scott Bush
Pearson Lakes Art Center
2201 Highway 71 N
Clear Lake, IA
Lake View, IA
Iowa Cubs Tailgate
Des Moines, IA
Iowa / Northern Illinois Tailgate
We are back as an occasional vendor at the Des Moines Farmer’s Market on 4th Street in front of Java Joe’s. Please stop by and see us on the following dates:
We have a couple of new shirts available at store.templetonrye.com.
Click an image to view the shirt in the store.
Remembering Fay Irlbeck Schleisman
Our friend Fay passed away this week at the Manning General Hospital. Fay was the daughter of Joe Irlbeck, one of the major figures behind Templeton Rye during Prohibition. Fay was a great lady and very generous with her time and stories about the history of Templeton Rye. She will be missed by her friends at Templeton Rye.
Click the screenshot above to view a video in which Fay shares a story about the Feds checking her house for bootlegged whiskey.