Templeton Oloroso Sherry Finished, 46%

Price: $53 Issue: Spring 2022 Reviewer: David Fleming

The annual sherry-finished rye release from Iowa's Templeton Distillery. Sweet notes of honey, butterscotch, and raisins meld with buttered peanuts, grape, and orange oil on the nose. The palate is very creamy and filled with flavors of sweet grain, candied strawberries, milk chocolate, and a sprinkling of allspice. The finish is long, rich, well-balanced, and packed with berries and dark fruit notes. Sweetness and spice partner to good effect.