90 Year Recipe | Hand Crafted | Locally Grown
Iowa Legendary Rye
Small-batch handcrafted & bottled using a bootlegging grandma’s prohibition-era recipe.
The age old problem
Finding the Best Rye
If you are like most Americans, it is difficult to find a top-notch bottle of whiskey that can be bought locally. Obviously, a whiskey that goes down smooth will attract attention and bring you back for that 2nd & 3rd drink. What if you had a whiskey that was genuinely great?
Introducing our Traditional small-batch rye. Distilled in Pre-Prohibition-era replica 26-gallon pot stills and aged in our 15-gallon casks. Our “All-Natural Rye” is handcrafted and hand-bottled.
That’s me (on the right) known as (Heath, the Bootlegger’s grandson) and on the left
(Whiskey Rich, 5th generation Bootlegger)
The Recipe that made Templeton Famous
How a bootlegging grandma
Lorine Sextro is famously known for being the woman that created and distilled her own batch of 100 percent rye whiskey at her Carroll county farm in May 1932. Iowa Legendary Rye whisky is known for being the recipe that was favored by Chicago mobster Al Capone.
This is only a small part of our story of the 1931 Prohibition-era recipe handed down from generation to generation. Iowa Legendary Rye Distillery, a Templeton Iowa Distillery, makes a truly legendary rye. Click the button below to learn the true history of this amazing Rye!
4 Simple Steps
Our Working Process
Order our Spirits in bulk at a great value. Available in 44 States!
01 / Aged To perfection
02 / Distributed From Iowa
03 / Sold By Retailers/Bars
04 / Ready To Serve
A rye that is tried & True
America’s 100% All Natural
Prohibition Era Rye
We Locally grow all-natural ingredients from Carroll and Crawford counties. With patent-pending stills made just down the road. Our Spirits are 100% natural, with no added chemicals.
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Traditional Family Recipe
The close ties and continued contact with original moonshine families. Gives this prohibition-era rye a connection to tradition and history. That many can only claim to be inspired by.
Historically Accurate Whiskey Recipe
Of all the stories we’ve heard, The ILR Distillery has one of the best. A sip from this bootlegging grandma 1930s Prohibition-era rye recipe whisks us back to a simpler time when ingredients were local and rye was crafted by hand.
The Best White Label
Iowa Legendary White Rye is a very easy sipping rye that is lightly sweet. I’m not a consumer of White Dog generally. However, this is the very best that I’ve tried.
Distillation, Labeling, Glasses, Garnishes, Straight, Neat, or on the Rocks
Bartending & Mixology tips
To mix a cocktail like a professional just takes a little pizazz, education, and passion. To please your pallet, mixing the right rye whiskey cocktail recipe. Is as easy as, it looks. The most important aspect we have found with cooking and cocktail recipes. Is that always pair the freshest of ingredients to your meal. (Only all-natural works best). Match the dinner entree to the flavoring of your drink. And always try something new. You never know the treasure-trove of flavors that are out there without a little experimentation.