Full Review

Archie Rose

Archie Rose
Unaged Rye Whisky

Category: Unaged Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 40%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$99

Archie Rose
Unaged Rye Whisky

Category: Unaged Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of pressed flowers, crystallized lime peel, quince jam, graham cracker, and lemon custard with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length apples in creme, stone fruit, and sweet corn pudding finish. An outrageously drinkable unaged whisky that offer delicate notes of florals and fruit; sophisticated.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex & Mild
Aroma Aroma: pressed flowers, crystallized lime peel, quince jam, graham cracker, and lemon custard
Taste Flavor: apples in creme, stone fruit, and sweet corn pudding
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Trinidad, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An outrageously drinkable unaged whisky that offer delicate notes of florals and fruit; sophisticated.

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

Spirits Glass Glencairn Canadian Clear.jpg
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.