With an unwavering belief that malt provides a potent and vital contribution to the final flavour profile, Archie Rose Single Malt Whisky is distinctly crafted to highlight six malts, as opposed to the typical one or two used in most whiskies, each with a unique profile and character. This six-malt mash bill, although incredibly low yielding, provides a significantly richer and more expressive flavour, full of distinct regional character.
Our Single Malt Whisky has been matured predominantly in 100, 200 and 300-litre Australian apera (sherry) casks, complemented by a selection of ex-bourbon and Archie Rose’s own 36-month air-dried ex-rye casks, each coopered with a specific balance of both char and toast – with the latter being unusual in the realm of distilling where the lower heat and longer duration toasting process penetrates further into the oak of the cask and offers an entirely different level of complexity than casks that only feature a more traditional char.
The natural sweetness of these casks complements the savoury charisma of the spirit, revealing fresh herbs, shortbread biscuits, raisins, toffee and dark chocolate on the nose. Meanwhile, the palate is luscious with well-integrated flavours of sticky date pudding and amaretto with a final note of espresso.
With work-in-progress samples already the winner of awards such as Australia’s Best Single Malt Whisky from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (USA), World Whisky Masters (London), and SIP Awards (USA) as well as the World’s Best Unaged Whisky for the new make spirit, this release is one we’re extremely proud of.
– Archie Rose Distilling Co.