The history of Iowa Legendary Rye comes from Templeton, a humble town in Carroll County, Iowa and a woman by the name of Lorine Sextro. Faced with the Great Depression of the 1930s most families struggled to make ends meet. Bootlegging became the profession of choice in Iowa. The Sextro family took part by letting bootleggers make rye whiskey on their property. That wasn’t enough though, Lorine Sextro had other plans. This is the story behind the legend.