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Well worth the visit

My wife and I along with another couple made a weekend trip to the area stopping at Antique stores... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
James W
Kansas City, Kansas
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Great place!

Stopped on the way home from Clay Co. Fair to take a break and was very impressed with new bldg... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Roy P
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209 E 3rd Ave, Templeton, IA 51463-7706
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

My wife and I along with another couple made a weekend trip to the area stopping at Antique stores, wineries and the distillery. Excellent tour of the distillery with the history of bootlegging in Iowa - I thought bootlegging was just a southern thing not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped on the way home from Clay Co. Fair to take a break and was very impressed with new bldg. Didn't take the time for $10 tour but exhibits and shop were great.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roy P
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Templeton was a stop on the 2018 RAGBRAI. I was ecstatic to get a chance to see the place. Turns out the visitor's center is closed for renovations. However, they had an awesome tent area set up outside with a live band. All the employees...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank CraftBeers
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This would have been a fun place to visit, it is after all our namesake. We went on a Sunday afternoon on the way home from vacation and they were closed. But so was almost everything in the town of maybe 1,000 people.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We arrived in time to watch the bottling cycle in progress. Interesting to observe how fast the bottles fill, the corking machine and shrink wrap processes. Our tour guide and the production crew were friendly and answered all our questions about the history of Templeton...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank OTR_Again_IM
Reviewed 4 October 2016

My wife and I were very fortunate to have been able to take the tour of this distillery. It's very informative and interesting. The tour guide was excellent and made our visit very special. The production employees are also friendly. The best is you can...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Leonard S
Reviewed 4 June 2015

I was one of the first employees of TR. This is a trip worth coming to see. A great company and a fun place to work. My job most of the time was writing out labels. They no longer do this and I think this...More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank Patricia Z
Reviewed 8 February 2015

This tour is a must if you are in the area!! The tour is very informative and personal. The persons giving the tour and a taste of Templeton Rye after the tour are great people. After the tour just sitting around connecting with the staff...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Ross K
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Another couple joined us on a drive cruise to Templeton to check out Al Capone's favorite prohibition rye whisky. Templeton, IA is quite small, and it's hard to miss the barrel tree in the front! Cheryl Kerkhoff greeted us when we entered the door...beautiful room...More

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank Sarasota_Gal
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We stopped there on a trip on the Lincoln Highway. I rode past their facility many years ago while riding my bike on Ragbrai and regret not going inside. Luckily I was able to email Cheryl K. who oversees the visitor center. If you are...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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29 August 2018|
Response from James W | Reviewed this property |
The tour can last an hour but we asked a lot of questions and spent more time in the tasting room discussing life with the help.