Templeton Rye Whiskey Class Action Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

The lawsuit alleges that Templeton Rye Spirits used deceptive marketing by labeling their Templeton Rye Whiskey as "Small Batch" and "Made in Iowa". In actuality it is distilled in the State of Indiana. Apparently, evidence also exists that the whiskey is not made in small batches.  The parties agree that Templeton Rye is not a “stock whiskey” sourced from a third-party and labeled “Templeton Rye.” Defendant denies all allegations of wrongdoing, but has agreed to settle to avoid a trial. 

Docket Number:


Company: Templeton Rye Spirits

Filing Deadline: November 18, 2015

Class Period: January 1, 2006 to July 21, 2015

Objection Deadline: November 3, 2015

Exclusion Deadline: November 3, 2015

Final Approval Hearing: December 3, 2015

Proof of Purchase:

Without proof of purchase, a payment of $3 for each bottle of Templeton Rye purchased (up to six bottles). With proof of purchase, a cash payment of $6 per bottle (up to six bottles).


The settlement class includes all individuals and businesses in the United States who, between January 1, 2006 and July 21, 2015 purchased bottles of Templeton Rye whiskey or purchased alcoholic beverages containing Templeton Rye whiskey.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Class Members who submit a Claim Form along with proof(s) of purchase are entitled to receive a cash payment $6 for each bottle of Templeton Rye purchased, subject to a maximum of 6 bottles.

Total Settlement Amount: $2,500,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Zimmerman Law Offices

Claim Form:

Case Name: Aliano, et al. v. Templeton Rye Spirits LLC,

Settlement Website:

Claims Administrator:
Dahl Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

PO BOX 3614
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55403-0614

Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Labels, Untrue Product Claims