In 2020, Archie Rose took their sweet time and waited for the spirit to be at its best to release their first ever single malt, and these batches are currently sitting around 3,000 bottles only.
The Archie Rose Distillery was first established in 2015 by Will Edwards. Will took his inspiration from visits in 2012 to distilleries in New York and Brooklyn, gaining further knowledge from local distilleries in Tasmania and some of the pioneers of Australian distilling. Will then enlisted Peter Bailly (Australia’s only still-maker at that time) to hand build three copper pot stills which were powered by gas and used steam to heat the wash.
For our August Whisky of the Month, Tattersalls is malting up the Archie Rose Single Malt Australian Whisky.
Tasting notes are as follows:
Colour: Copper with a very deep orangey brown.
Nose: Honeycomb, espresso and roasted nuts.
Palate: Strong cold brew coffee, citrus characters and dark chocolate, yet balanced by dryness delivered from the malt.
Water: Hints of peaches and sundried apricots.
Finish: Velvety with a hint of smoke.
Will Edwards made the decision to sacrifice some yield in order to search for flavour. This single malt is a six-malt mash bill, including Australian Pale Malt, Peated Malt, Amber Malt, Caramel Malt, Aromatic Roasted Malt and Local NSW Chocolate Malt.
A delicious dram to kick off the start of August!
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