Archie Rose Rye Malt Whisky

Archie Rose Distilling Co. Online Tasting Event

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The Archie Rose Distilling Co. Online Event

Destination Cellars will be team up with Australia's most awarded distillery, the Archie Rose Distilling Co. on Wednesday evening June 17th at 7.30pm. We will be cracking some great rye drams from their multi award winning range with Brand Ambassador Paul Slater

Archie Rose Distilling Co. was founded in Rosebery, Sydney in 2014. We will take a look at their remarkable journey from their first distillation runs through to becoming one of Australia's most awarded distilleries, culminating in recently being crowned World’s Best Rye Whisky at the World Whiskies Awards in 2020.

This is another Distant Socializing Event, where we will send you out the sample bottles and then closer to the event date, an invitation to join the Zoom meeting. To participate all you will need is your computer or phone. Or you can enjoy the samples in the solitude and sanctity of your home at any time. 

We have worked closely with Archie Rose to select these great drams for you:

White Rye 40%abv Distilled from rare malted rye and barley sourced from the finest producers, our White Rye greets you with soft herbs, tropical fruits and inviting floral notes. Twice distilled, it has a lingering finish, laden with sweet spice. 

“Rye is a tough grain to use and causes many challenges in production, yet the quality and charisma of the spirit it yields speaks for itself,” says Master Distiller, Dave Withers. “The production process for the White Rye also draws inspiration from whisky production in the early 20th century. Using a brewer’s yeast as well as a distiller’s yeast gives us lower yield, but a more pronounced flavour. Innovation is very important for us and we often take inspiration from traditional techniques such as this but then apply modern techniques and know how to produce something quite special.”

World's Best Unaged Whisky - New York World Wine & Spirits Competition (USA)
World's Best Unaged Whisky - Beverage Tasting Institute (USA)
World's Best Unaged Whisky - SIP Awards (USA)
World's Best Unaged Rye Whisky - American Whiskey Masters (USA)
Australia's Best Rye - International Wine & Spirits Competition (London)

Rye Malt Whisky 46%abv World’s Best Rye Whisky - World Whiskies Awards 2020. To create this unique multi award winning whisky, they selectively sourced rare malted rye and the finest malted barley from progressive malt houses, paired them with virgin American oak casks air-dried for 36 months and let it all mature in the maritime air of coastal Sydney. Malted rye is preferred over the far more commonly used unmalted rye which affords this whisky a point of distinction evident upon the very first sip. This layered, aromatic spirit offers notes of spiced custard, ginger, stone fruit and baked apple pie with a fresh herbal finish that lingers on the palate. 

World's Best Rye Whisky - World Whiskies Awards (London)
World's Best Rye Whisky - ADI Craft Spirit Awards (USA)
World's Best Rye Whisky - World Whisky Masters (London)
Australia's Best Rye Whisky - San Francisco World Spirits Competition (USA)
Australia's Best Rye Whisky - International Wine & Spirits Competition (London)
Australia's Best Rye Whisky - Los Angeles International Spirits Competition (USA)
Australia's Best Rye Whisky - SIP Awards (USA)
Australia's Best Rye Whisky - International Review of Spirits (USA)

Sandigo Heritage Rye Malt Whisky 53%abv Driven by their thirst for discovery, the new Trials & Exceptions Series uncovers their most exceptional single casks and small batch trials, offering first-hand insights into the raw ingredients, processes and people involved in the production of Archie Rose whisky, gin, vodka, rum and other spirits.

The inaugural release in this series, Sandigo Heritage Rye Malt Whisky highlights that a great whisky starts its life in the field, not the distillery, and showcases their continuing journey with Australian rye, supporting and working with local farmers and maltsters to produce uniquely Australian varieties.

Featuring a malted landrace rye sourced from fourth-generation NSW farmers, this grain has grown continuously near Sandigo NSW for over 60 years, adapting to weather including droughts, floods and storms to evolve into its own distinct strain.

Sandigo Heritage Rye Malt was released with no traditional commercial rye malt in the mash bill so whisky lovers can appreciate the individuality, clarity and strength of this grain, supporting the distilleries view that malt really matters as a key contributor to the final whisky. 

Ironbark Smoked Rye Malt Whisky 40%abv Ironbark Smoked Rye Malt Whisky was the second limited edition whisky release, drawn from seven casks as the fifth release under the Archie Rose Concepts label, reserved for our rarest and most experimental products. Ironbark Smoked Rye Malt Whisky features smoked water created by melting huge blocks of ice in the wood-fired oven of our neighbouring mates, Three Blue Ducks, using sustainably sourced NSW ironbark.

In creating this whisky Master Distiller, Dave Withers, explored using varying amounts of smoked water at a range of different alcoholic strengths, settling on an atypically low 40% ABV in order to best highlight the water-soluble smoked notes. At this lower ABV the decision was then made to release Ironbark Smoked Rye Malt Whisky flocked, completely unfiltered and including its natural haze and char remnants. The release of this cloudy, and historically considered “faulty” spirit aims to start the conversation about the role, type and extent of filtration in whisky production, and how it can be used to both add to and detract from a finished spirit and drinking experience. 

Tickets are $60 per person for in-store purchase (or Click & Collect) or $67.95 including postage (calculated at check out). Your pack consists of four 15ml sample bottles & a tasting mat. 

Stock of the Archie Rose range will be available for purchase to attendees on the night

Wednesday June 17th at 7.30pm the live feed (we will send the Zoom invitation a day before the event). We will have the session recorded so people can enjoy the drams when they are free to do so. Or you can tuck in to them as soon as you get them - it is up to you. 

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