Templeton Rye Bootlegger's Journal

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  • Templeton Rye Chocolate Cheesecake Layer Cake

    Templeton Rye Chocolate Cheesecake Layer Cake

    August 29, 2016

    Meet Bootlegger Kortnee Stewart! Kortnee won first place in the Best Templeton Rye Dessert competition at the 2016 Iowa State Fair. Her delicious Templeton Rye Chocolate Cheesecake Layer Cake proved to be too tasty for her competitors to handle. For ambitious Bootleggers who’d like to try their hand at baking this delectable dessert, we’ve included Kortnee’s blue ribbon recipe below. Be warned though, this sweet isn’t for beginners.

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  • Templeton Rye’s Blue Ribbon Beef Jerky

    Templeton Rye’s Blue Ribbon Beef Jerky

    August 26, 2016

    The Iowa State Fair may be over, but Bootlegger Holly Houg made it one to remember. Holly took home first place and a $500 cash prize in the Best Templeton Rye Appetizer competition with her delicious recipe for Templeton Rye Jerky. Want to taste it for yourself? Just break out The Good Stuff and follow Holly’s recipe below.

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  • Good Friends and The Good Stuff

    Good Friends and The Good Stuff

    August 10, 2016

    In Rock Rapid, IA, a group of fans with friendships dating back to the 1960s – meet almost every weekday Monday – Friday to enjoy coffee and conversation. They call themselves the Ten O'clock Coffee Club. But every now and then there’s more than coffee filling their cups.

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  • Keith and Templeton Rye’s 6 Year Whiskey

    Keith and Templeton Rye’s 6 Year Whiskey

    August 10, 2016

    Greetings from Templeton, this is Keith Kerkhoff – Co-Founder of Templeton Rye. We did it! We recently released our first new expression of Templeton Rye whiskey after ten years of legally selling The Good Stuff. We call it Templeton Rye 6 Year.

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  • Schoeppner Designs and Templeton Rye whiskey

    Schoeppner Designs and Templeton Rye whiskey

    July 21, 2016

    A Templeton, Iowa, business owner and lifelong resident, Alex Schoeppner is proud to work with Templeton Rye. But it’s not the famously smooth whiskey that drives him, rather the American white oak wood around it.

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Based on the prohibition era Kerkhoff recipe.

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