There are some subjects that keep recurring, so often I get tired of writing about them. One is the great spelling controversy--to "e" or not to "e"--another is Jack Daniel's; bourbon or not?
Another is whiskey producers who call themselves distilleries but whose products are made by somebody else. Sick of it, yes, but when I saw this picture I just couldn't resist.
Those are Templeton Rye barrels. The picture was supplied by them. See, it says "Templeton Rye" right there on the head. But look at what else it says, "distilled 10/03."
Leaving open the possibility that "10/03" does not mean October, 2003, one can compare that date with the fact that Templeton Rye was formed and received its alcoholic beverage producers license in 2005. You can figure out the rest.