Six is definitely ‘not out’ when it comes to Archie Rose Distilling Co’s latest mint addition to its Trials and Exceptions series. Old mate Archie and his cronies have smashed it out of the park with the release of the High Test Molasses Rum cask. Phew – try saying that ten times underwater with a mouthful of whisky glass ice cubes, fellas.
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Whilst it might have your tongue in a twister, rest assured lads, this epic single malt will leave your mouth melting for more. Best of all, there’s no need to let it age away at the back of the bar either, because this puppy is good to go right now! This rum punch is ready to rumble lads, so glove up, however, the juiciest part of this stellar creation is that it almost never even come to fruition.
Like so many good things in life, the Molasses is the result of a happy accident. And take it from us, you will be very happy about it when you finally get your hands (and lips) on it. According to the powers at be over at Archie Rose HQ, the story goes that a bet was brewing within the passionate distilling team over a few excess High Test Molasses Rum casks that were laying about the workshop. As they do.
Long story short – the wager was the crew couldn’t make a premium rum cask finished whisky, and when those spare ex High Test Molasses Rum casks rolled in, the brains trust got experimenting. And the rest, as they say, is history. And winners really are ginners in this case, or cask, more like it.
Assertive, subtly rummy and unapologetically yummy – this is one drop you will want to share with your mates. Good mates, that is. Not the fairweather kind. As a fun yet refined spirit, High Test Molasses Rum Cask Single Malt Whisky offers notes of sticky date pudding alongside rum and raisin ice cream, striking a beautiful balance between malt and molasses.
Traditionalists will no doubt want to enjoy it neat, or over ice, but those seeking a little Sunday arvo BBQ adventure will wanna enjoy an Old Fashioned or Manhattan as any hour is cocktail hour with this little fun seeker. Archie Rose Red High Test Molasses Rum Cask Single Malt Whisky retails from $149.99. You can pick and purchase now via the Aussie distillery’s official website. Sundowners anyone?