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Archive for the ‘Chicago’ Category

TR Cocktail Tutorial: The Shirley Templeton

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Michael Killmer, Templeton Rye Brand Manager and Brand Ambassador for Chicago, demonstrates how to make a Shirley Templeton.

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Bartender Testimonial: Province

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Jeff Donahue of Province in Chicago shares the story of the restaurant and how Templeton Rye fits in perfectly.

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TR stories: The Purple Gang and Al Capone’s private stash of The Good Stuff

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Doug Thompson shares stories about his grandfather, Charles “Red” Thompson, and his connections to the Purple Gang, Al Capone and Templeton Rye during the Prohibition Era.

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Bartender Testimonial: Five Star Bar

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Patrick Poncher of Five Star Bar in Chicago, Illinois, talks about how he prefers Templeton Rye whiskey over Bourbon and how their patrons are hooked on The Good Stuff.

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Chicago’s Green City Market Annual Chef’s BBQ in Lincoln Park

Friday, July 17th, 2009

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The Green City Market is Chicago’s only year-round farmers’ market promoting local, sustainable farmers, producers and chefs. Last night I joined over 75 of Chicago’s most innovative chefs at the Green City Market Annual Chef’s BBQ in Lincoln Park. It was a celebration of all things local, from farm to plate.

The chefs shopped the market Wednesday morning, and then went back to their kitchens in a giant tailgate-like setup to create the freshest dishes in the city. Chef Rick Gresh from David Burke’s Prime House even included a little of The Good Stuff in his dish. All of his ingredients originated from less than a thousand miles from Chicago. He started with dry aged prime ribeye, topped with fingerling potatoes combined with Templeton Rye to make a warm potato salad. It was amazing!

While the chefs were busy firing up the grills, I was busy with 3 of the top mixologists in Chicago batching cocktails. BOKA’s Dan De Oliveira and Sepia’s Josh Pearson and Peter Vestinos all volunteered to create special cocktails for TR, Death’s Door Spirits and Casa Noble Tequila. Josh from Sepia created a Templeton Rye cocktail called the R&R Smash, which included fresh-pitted cherries supplied by Pete from Seedling Fruits in South Haven, Michigan.

R&R Smash Templeton Rye:
Templeton Rye
pitted cherries
rosemary leaves
lemon balm leaves
lemon juice
simple syrup

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BOKA’s Dan De Oliveira and Sepia’s Josh Pearson and Peter Vestinos making the R&R Smash cocktail

The event was a huge success and we made lots of new fans. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hello and who are embracing the “farm to table” movement.

Cheers,

Michael Killmer, Brand Manager

Bartender Testimonial: In Fine Spirits in Chicago

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Benjamin Schiller from In Fine Spirits talks about their appreciation for Templeton Rye and demonstrates how to make his signature cocktail.

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Mods vs. Rockers 2009

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Templeton Rye was a proud sponsor for the 2nd year in a row of the Mods vs. Rockers vintage motorcycle and scooter rally in Chicago on June 20th. The rally is based at Delilah’s, the world famous whiskey bar. Below are some highlights:

Bartender Testimonial: One North Chicago

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Don Westoff of One North in Chicago talks about Templeton Rye whiskey.

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TR Cocktail Tutorial: The Templeton Press

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Templeton Rye Brand Manager and Brand Ambassador for Chicago Michael Killmer demonstrates how to make The Templeton Press.

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Bartender Testimonials: Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Autumn Griffith, bar manager at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago talks about how Templeton Rye fits into their company mantra and their bar.

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