Full Review

Archie Rose

Archie Rose
Six Malt New Make Whisky

Category: Unaged Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 50%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$119

Archie Rose
Six Malt New Make Whisky

Category: Unaged Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 50%
Clear color. Aromas of caramel-drizzled figs, brownie batter, guajillo pepper, and roasted coffee bean with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light body and a charming, medium-length candied ginger, dried cherry, and tarragon finish. A wildly complex unaged whisky that offers the curious drinker a richly flavored cocktail ingredient; a finely crafted spirit that may be a fun and creative substitute for tequila.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Rich
Aroma Aroma: caramel-drizzled figs, brownie batter, guajillo pepper, and roasted coffee bean
Taste Flavor: candied ginger, dried cherry, and tarragon
Smoothness Smoothness: Satiny
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Mint Julep, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wildly complex unaged whisky that offers the curious drinker a richly flavored cocktail ingredient; a finely crafted spirit that may be a fun and creative substitute for tequila.

The Importer

Archie Rose Distilling Co.

The Importer
61 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery
61 618-458-2300

Their Portfolio

92 Archie Rose Unaged Rye Whisky 40% (Australia) $99.00.
93 Archie Rose Six Malt New Make Whisky 50% (Australia) $119.00.
92 Archie Rose Rye Malt Whisky 60% (Australia) $120.00.
90 Archie Rose Single Malt Whisky 60% (Australia) $120.00.

Unaged Whiskey

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
The availability and sale of unaged or white whiskies is a recent phenomenon; these were formerly referred to as 'white dog' or 'new make' whiskies. These are whiskies where the producer has decided not to mature them in a barrel–they merely pass them through a barrel or keep them in barrel for a very short period so that they can legally qualify as 'whisky', but not retain any wood character. Thus they have a clear appearance with intriguing aromas such as white pepper, cereal and dried fruits, as opposed to the oak-influenced notes of vanilla, roasted nuts and caramel found in an aged whiskey. These are versatile whiskies that are sometimes enjoyed neat, but most often used in cocktails.