Archie Rose Distilling Co. - Chocolate Rye Malt Australian Whisky 52% 700ml
The only whisky of its kind in Australia, Chocolate Rye Malt Whisky was drawn from a single batch of eight casks as the fourth release under the Archie Rose Concepts label, reserved for our rarest and most experimental releases. This is also the first official Whisky release for Archie Rose.
This whisky provides an insight into early explorations of heavily roasted malts, a key step in our journey towards embracing the more challenging, lower yielding, but far more flavourful world of roasted malts.
Chocolate Rye Malt Whisky showcases chocolate roasted rye, rare malted rye and pale malt yielding flavours of caraway, mint, shortbread, violets, hot chocolate and fruit jams. It’s matured in Australian re-shaved, toasted and charred Apera (Sherry) casks, adding notes of dried fruits and sultanas, which complement the biscuity, creamy and chocolate flavours from the spirit.
1149 Bottles total - photo for illustrative purposes only - this is NOT bottle #1
On 1 August, 2019 Archie Rose Distilling Co. launched Rye Malt Whisky, the first of its core range whiskies, nearly five years on from when the Sydney based distillery first began making spirits.
The first release of 2,071 bottles is marked and individually numbered as ‘1st batch’ and on official, sold out from the Archie Rose web site in under an hour. This is a rare piece of Australian whisky history and is very hard to come by.
Belgrove Peated Rye Whisky
|Alc / Vol:||60%|
700L Copper Pot Still made by Peter Bignell
The third release Peated Rye Whisky aged for 3 years and cut at 60%. This is a grain to glass model with the obvious benefit that all aspects are under Peter Bignell's control. On the nose - old smoke, quite sweet with some vanilla and honey fudge On the palate smoky and fruity, quite sweet with some cold ash aromas, caramel, earthy like a campfire in a warm summer rain, burned apricot, We call this a ‘smoky every-day-dram’!
Limited quanitied of now discontinued release.
This is the second cask strength release from NSW Distillery Black Gate. Made by renowned husband & wife team, Brian and Genise Hollingworth, they have been growing a huge fan following for their Australian Single Malt Whiskies and Rum.
Black Gate 620s is a marriage of 6 x 20L Barrels, bottled straight out of the cask at a tasty 71.1% ABV.
184 bottles were produced. Get by quick as these won't last. No chill filter or artificially colouring.
Nose: At 71.1% approach at your own risk. Once you adjust to the high ABV, you are introduced to toffee, stone fruit, golden syrup and charred eucalyptus in the distance.
Palate: Lots of Vanilla, burnt caramel over a sticky date pudding, stone fruit, spice and heat.
Finish: medium length, an almost syrupy mouthfeel, loads of Vanilla, stone fruits again and spices.
Matured in a sherry cask for just over 3 years in a 100 litre sherry cask, this Single Malt has a rich Sherry Nose and Brian says "...it's got a finish as long as your arm!"
500ml | 53.1% ABV
Matured in a hybrid cask of port staves and red wine heads for 3.5 years. Full of flavour, syrupy and sweet with hints of spice.
500ml | 48.1% ABV
Matured in and bottled straight from a sherry cask this was our 2nd release of Peated Single Malt. Matured for just over 2 years this release is sweet, rich and smokey. This cask strength whisky is bottled at 63.7%ABV.
500ml | 63.7% ABV
Matured in a sherry cask this is our 3rd release of Peated Single Malt. Matured for almost 2.5 years this release is rich and smokey. This whisky is bottled at 57.6% ABV to keep the big flavours that we are known for.
500ml | 57.6% ABV