Prohibition era recipe. When prohibition outlawed the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages in 1920, many enterprising residents of a small town in Iowa chose to become outlaws - producing a high caliber and much sought-after whiskey known as Templeton Rye, or The Good Stuff to those in the know. Over the course of its storied history, Templeton Rye became Al Capone's whiskey of choice, quickly finding its way to the center of his bootlegging empire, Later legends suggest that a few bottles even found their way inside the walls of Alcatraz; to the cell of prisoner AZ-85. Available legally for the first time ever, the infamous small batch rye whiskey returns. Aged in charred new oak barrels and produced from the original Prohibition Era recipe, Templeton Rye provides a smooth finish and a clean getaway. 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof).