Infinium Spirits

(Last Updated On: June 4, 2021)

Infinium Spirits founded National Bootleggers Day in 2015 to celebrate the birth of Templeton Rye. The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed by the day 2015 to be observed on January 17th, annually.


When Prohibition outlawed the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages on January 17, 1920, many enterprising residents of a small town in Iowa chose to become outlaws. They began producing a high caliber and much sought-after whiskey known as TEMPLETON RYE, or “THE GOOD STUFF” to those in the know.  Alphonse Kerkhoff was one of those Templeton outlaws.

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. Templeton Rye is based on the original Prohibition-era Kerkhoff recipe. It is aged in charred new oak barrels for a smooth finish…and a clean getaway.

January 17th is not only the birthday of Templeton Rye, but it is also the birthday of Al Capone and the original Bootlegger’s son, Meryl Kerkhoff. Please join our community of enthusiasts at the Bootlegger’s Society.

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