Archie Roseâ€™s Six Malt New Make is the latest limited release from the Sydney distillery, as they edge closer to their first whisky release.
Located just ten minutes from the Sydney CBD in Rosebery, Archie Rose is one of the country's leading urban distilleries. With an early focus on single malt and rye whiskies, the distillery has release a range of other spirits â€“ including a virgin cane spirit, white rye, gins and a vodka.
The Six Malt New Make is the base of their single malt spirit moving forward. Instead of going into barrel, this has been collected off the still and bottled at 50%.
The six malt recipe was formulated by Archie Rose distiller Dave Withers, whoâ€™s looked to challenge the norms surround whisky production. While flavour was the dominating factor, much of the thought around this make up came from the idea that if theyâ€™re not making whisky in Scotland, why should they follow exactly how they do it?
Instead a local distillery should be playing to the strengths and to their environment, which is exactly what this new make has done.
Their mash bill comprises of caramel malt, roasted malt, local peated malt, local amber malt and local pale malt.
In the Oak Barrelâ€™s opinion, this is quite a muscular, robust new make, which stands at odds with a lot of other Australian distilleries who have searched for sweetness. Its earthy, with hints of mocha notes. Certainly unique and certainly Australian.
Just 3,000 bottles of this release were produced, the rest of the spirit sitting in barrels well on its way to whisky.
- New South Wales
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