It took the better part of a decade to perfect Templeton Rye 6 Year. The good stuff was set aside until it was just right, from the butterscotch and cherry aroma to the long lingering spice finish. It’s been aged to perfection. So why risk messing it up by throwing it into a cocktail?
Simple. Because good rye whiskey can also make a great cocktail.
Just be smart about it. Understand the profile of Templeton Rye 6 Year, think about what mixes well with those flavors, and make a drink that brings out the best in this high-quality, high-proof whiskey.
For instance, this rye’s body features a burnt sugar sweetness that couples perfectly with citrus flavors. The Boulevardier and Iowa Buck are two cocktails that expertly balance sweetness with citrus notes.
It’s clear that you can make some truly exceptional cocktails with Templeton Rye 6 Year. But some of your customers are still going to want to sip it straight. But that doesn’t mean you should just pour them a glass and consider your work done.
Start thinking about food pairings—and that means more than putting out a bowl of pretzels. Give your own spin on bar food that satisfies customers and complements a glass of rye. Rather than serving a plate of fries that would be at home in a fast food restaurant, make sweet potato fries. They go incredibly well with the mellow toasted oak flavor of Templeton Rye.
But if you really want to discover what goes well with age, there’s no substitute for cracking open a bottle and finding out. Take a sip of Templeton Rye 6 Year and get inspired!