DES MOINES, Iowa — Their product has been a source of Iowa pride for a decade, but now Templeton Rye is facing backlash and a lawsuit as their recipe and brand are being challenged. It’s marketed as a small batch whiskey with Prohibition roots.
But those claims are being challenged in the media and in the courtroom. Now, a class action lawsuit has been filed claiming Templeton Rye intentionally mislead its customers about the recipe and where the whiskey is really distilled.
Keith Kerkhoff from Templeton Rye joined Sonya and Andy during the Channel 13 News at 4 to talk about the issue. Hear what he had to say below.