Official tasting notes.
Nose: Immediately offers sun-dried apricots, preserved peaches and handmade honeycomb, laced with sultanas. A second pass yields, muesli, roasted nuts and chalk. The background teases lurking cacao and dark chocolate.
Palate: Soft entry and syrupy texture delivers an unctuous mouthfeel. The sweetness of sultanas is prominent, yet balanced by dryness delivered from the malt. This makes way for flavours of amaretto and espresso, building the intensity to a crescendo.
Finish: Evolving with a satisfying dryness with a whisper of smoke.
Archie Rose Distilling Co. Limited Release Single Malt Whisky 2nd Batch 700ml 46%
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Ex Apera, Bourbon and Rye that yielded 3000 bottles
Region: Rosebery, NSW
Bottler: Archie Rose Distilling Co.
Cask Type: Apera/bourbon/rye
Batch No: 2nd Batch
Release Date: 4th of November 2020
Sydney’s Archie Rose Distilling Co. single malt whisky 2st Batch was only available at the distillery which is testament to a fantastic whisky. To create this award-winning unique whisky, Archie Rose selected a mashbill consisting of pale, crystal, aromatic, roasted chocolate, peated and amber malts
On Wednesday 4 November, almost six years on from when the distillery first opened, they launched this 2nd Batch release of their Single Malt Whisky. 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.
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
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Official tasting notes.