Full Review

Archie Rose

Archie Rose
White Rye

Category: Unaged Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 40%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$67.68

Archie Rose
White Rye

Category: Unaged Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Elegant aromas of heirloom pears, pastry crust, wet grass, honey, meyer lemon, and apple blossom with a round, crisp, fruity light body and a layered, long ground ginger and nutmeg, caraway, violet, bran muffin, and cream finish. An outstanding white whiskey akin to a fine eau de vie; skillfully made with delicate notes that stimulate the senses.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild, Fruity & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: heirloom pears, pastry crust, wet grass, honey, meyer lemon, and apple blossom
Taste Flavor: ground ginger and nutmeg, caraway, violet, bran muffin, and cream
Smoothness Smoothness: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Gin Martini, Mint Julep, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An outstanding white whiskey akin to a fine eau de vie; skillfully made with delicate notes that stimulate the senses.

The Importer

Archie Rose Distilling Co.

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

Their Portfolio

94 Archie Rose White Rye 40% (Australia) $67.68.

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.