Archie Rose Return to Sandigo Heritage Rye Malt Australian Whisky (700ml)
The fifteenth release in the 'Trials & Exceptions' series is made with malted landrace rye grown near Sandigo, NSW. For over 60 years, it's been adapting to droughts, floods and storms to evolve into its own distinct rye strain. This heritage rye is married with a softer pale malt whisky after gentle maturation in large casks. It's allowed the whisky to mellow while supporting the rye character with the sweet spice of heavily charred American oak. With balance and refinement at the forefront, the result is a more refined and elegant expression. 54% Alc./Vol.
Notes from the producers... NOSE: A tension between savoury and sweet. There is a distinctly Australian eucalyptus oil and damper note that sits against a background of sea breeze, caramel eclairs, violets and plum jam. The spirit stands tall with mandarin, persimmon and whole peppercorns. PALATE: A full delivery with signature creme caramel, banana and black tea. FINISH: An expansive spice with ginger, cinnamon, clove and cardamom. A touch of coriander seed lingers.