Knob Creek not the only place to run dry

By now, most whiskey drinkers have heard about the Knob Creek bourbon shortage. A lesser-known, but regionally very popular, whiskey made in Iowa is having the same problem but with a dimmer spotlight.

As the Des Moines Register reports:

"Ask Brian Duax about Iowa's best-known, least-available whiskey, and one of the first phrases to spout from his lips is 'a pain in the ass.'

"Duax, co-owner of Central City Liquors in Des Moines, said he gets an average of 30 to 35 phone calls a day inquiring about Templeton Rye, a three-year-old whiskey brand made from a Prohibition-era recipe developed by moonshining Iowa farmers. The calls come from regular retail customers and from the roughly 300 bars and restaurants that Central City supplies through its wholesale license.

"Duax's answer for most of this year has been the same: No, he doesn't have any. Nor, usually, do Duax's competitors. For some, that's starting to get annoying."

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