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    Templeton Rye vs. Iowa Bourbon Whiskey

    I've seen the Iowa Bourbon Whiskey on shelves. I LOVE Templeton! Has anyone tried the Iowa Bourbon, and if so, does it compare? It is priced a little below Templeton, I'm just not sure if I want to try it out. Comments welcome!

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    Re: Templeton Rye vs. Iowa Bourbon Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by temperflare View Post
    I've seen the Iowa Bourbon Whiskey on shelves. I LOVE Templeton! Has anyone tried the Iowa Bourbon, and if so, does it compare? It is priced a little below Templeton, I'm just not sure if I want to try it out. Comments welcome!

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    I thought Bourbon could only come from Kentucky?

    My brand is Maker's but I like Templeton very much also. This Iowa "Bourbon" has piqued my interest.


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    Re: Templeton Rye vs. Iowa Bourbon Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    I thought Bourbon could only come from Kentucky?

    My brand is Maker's but I like Templeton very much also. This Iowa "Bourbon" has piqued my interest.
    Bourbon doesn't have to come from a certain place, it just needs to be made from a certain percentage of corn.

    As for Templeton compared to Iowa Bourbon, just realize they are different types of whiskey, so they will have a different taste.



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    Re: Templeton Rye vs. Iowa Bourbon Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    I thought Bourbon could only come from Kentucky?

    My brand is Maker's but I like Templeton very much also. This Iowa "Bourbon" has piqued my interest.
    Mine too. The reviews I've read have come back very good. Think I'm going to buy a bottle.


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    Re: Templeton Rye vs. Iowa Bourbon Whiskey

    Bourbon has to be 51% corn.
    It has to be aged in new charred oak barrels.

    It's strong, bold and is affected by the barrels a lot. You'll find a twinge on your tongue at first, followed by some heat and sweetness. It will then mellow.

    Bourbon has perhaps the most fortified of taste in whiskeys.

    Rye is made from 51% or greater rye grain.

    Rye is has a peppery character to it. Templeton is very smooth, but you're going to get a little kick with it.

    It is traditionally from the "Bourbon" County Area of Kentucky, however it doesn't have to be from there to be called Bourbon.

    Scotch has to be from Scotland. Canadian Whiskey has come from Canada, and Irish Whiskey has to come from Ireland however.

    I love Cedar Ridge Bourbon, and honestly believe it's going to be the next think you're going to see people hoarding.


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    Re: Templeton Rye vs. Iowa Bourbon Whiskey

    I have had both, at the same time actually. We were doing a taste test. I think I prefer the Templeton, although I liked the Cedar Ridge.
    My buddy, who is a big whiskey/bourbon connoisseur, prefers the Cedar Ridge. So, to each his own.


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    Re: Templeton Rye vs. Iowa Bourbon Whiskey

    I'm pretty sure to be called "Bourbon" it has to be made in America.


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    Re: Templeton Rye vs. Iowa Bourbon Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    Bourbon has to be 51% corn.
    It has to be aged in new charred oak barrels.

    It's strong, bold and is affected by the barrels a lot. You'll find a twinge on your tongue at first, followed by some heat and sweetness. It will then mellow.

    Bourbon has perhaps the most fortified of taste in whiskeys.

    Rye is made from 51% or greater rye grain.

    Rye is has a peppery character to it. Templeton is very smooth, but you're going to get a little kick with it.

    It is traditionally from the "Bourbon" County Area of Kentucky, however it doesn't have to be from there to be called Bourbon.

    Scotch has to be from Scotland. Canadian Whiskey has come from Canada, and Irish Whiskey has to come from Ireland however.

    I love Cedar Ridge Bourbon, and honestly believe it's going to be the next think you're going to see people hoarding.
    too late. i haven't been able to find any at hy-vee in ankeny and University & 42nd in Des Moines the last couple of weeks and they usually had it in the past.


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    Re: Templeton Rye vs. Iowa Bourbon Whiskey

    I've had both and you can't really compare them because rye and bourbon have different tastes.

    I think the Cedar Ridge is a really good bourbon and is a great "introductory" bourbon for people who aren't used to drinking it. It has a really smooth character that doesn't overwhelm you at all.

    It's pretty easy to get over here on the east side and I'm sure that's because the Cedar Ridge distillery is just up the road near Swisher, Ia. If you can't find it in your local store, they will sell at Cedar Ridge also.

    I recommend trying it if you can find a bottle.



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    Re: Templeton Rye vs. Iowa Bourbon Whiskey

    The Cedar Ridge Bourbon is alright. Their first batch that came out last year was ok. Incredibly smooth but lacking a little in the taste department.



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    Re: Templeton Rye vs. Iowa Bourbon Whiskey

    I wish stores in iowa carried Pappy Van Winkles, I have to get it online. I have a bottle of this at home I need to find a good reason to open it. The 12 year I had last was phenomenal, this is one of the highest rated bourbon s ever I guess.

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    Re: Templeton Rye vs. Iowa Bourbon Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by ripvdub View Post
    I wish stores in iowa carried Pappy Van Winkles, I have to get it online. I have a bottle of this at home I need to find a good reason to open it. The 12 year I had last was phenomenal, this is one of the highest rated bourbon s ever I guess.

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    Re: Templeton Rye vs. Iowa Bourbon Whiskey

    Cedar Ridge Bourbon is very good. I would suggest trying it. Also for you wine enthusiasts, Cedar Ridge makes a very good Port worth trying.



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    Re: Templeton Rye vs. Iowa Bourbon Whiskey

    Bought a bottle at cyclone liquors. Will try it tomorrow night. They had two bottles left.



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