Friday, September 11, 2009

Meet the Maker of Templeton Rye whiskey at Market for a dinner inspired by the "Good Stuff"

The whiskey river is flowing at Market where Templeton Rye Master Distiller Keith Kerkoff will be hosting a four-course dinner with cocktail pairings from the Iowa distillery from 7 p.m.-10p.m. this Tuesday, September 15 at Market (1113 W. Randolph St., Chicago, Ill.). The cost to meet the maker is $60, which includes the entire dinner and paired whiskey cocktails.

The Templeton Rye inspired dinner will be created by Chef Joe Rosetti and will consist of four courses, each incorporating the rye whiskey. All the courses will also be paired with a Templeton Rye cocktail complementing the dishes served.

Templeton Rye is the result of the residents from the tiny town of Templeton, Iowa during the Prohibition Era who came together to create this American classic. 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. Speakeasies in Chicago, New York and as far west as San Francisco poured Templeton Rye as the "Best Whiskey in the House".

Age in charred new oak barrels and produced from the original Prohibition Era recipe, Templeton Rye mixes spicy and sweet undertones that are well balanced, a sign of careful aging, resulting in a clean getaway. These flavors are perfect to inspire a dish and are brought out in each course of the evening at Market, one of Chicago's hottest new sports bars.

For reservations contact Giselle Caamano at or (312)929-4787, ext. 314. For more information about Templeton Rye whiskey, visit Follow them on Twitter at @templetonrye.

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