Archie Rose Distilling Co. is gearing up its new limited batch for a July 19 release. It’s called Six Malt New Make. This new drink offers the first glimpse into how the base spirit of Archie Rose’s currently maturing Single Malt Whisky starts its life – unaged, unfiltered and raw. Just like like a movie’s first trailer, this is a teaser before the first Archie Rose Single Malt Whisky arrives next year.
Six Malt New Make is a rich and complex spirit with earthy notes of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted nuts and toffee. Single malt whiskies typically feature one or two malt mash bills. This spirit has six – hence the name.
“The decision to release a limited run of Six Malt New Make came after receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback at a couple of work in progress Single Malt Whisky tasting sessions for our friends and some guests,” says Archie Rose founder, Will Edwards. “People were saying ‘this is really interesting, and you can 100% drink this now, why don’t you release it?’, and so we thought, why not.”
The malts are locally sourced. There’s pale malt, an amber malt, a caramel malt, an aromatic roasted malt, a chocolate malt and a unique NSW peated malt developed specifically for this batch and the subsequent maturing whisky. The six malt mash is lower in alcohol content but makes up for with in-depth flavour and distinct character.
“The Archie Rose distilling team lead by Master Distiller Dave Withers, were meticulous in selecting, trialling and testing these six malts, as well as the milling, brewing, fermentation and cut point changes required to maximise and refine their natural character,” adds Will. “The result of which is the culmination of almost two years work.”
Six Malt New Make is 50% ABV and extremely limited. Each Six Malt New Make bottle is individually numbered from 1 – 3,000 and is housed, in a first for Archie Rose, a limited release hexagonal box, a nod to the six distinct malts used in the spirit’s production. You can grab a bottle from July 19th for $119.
In the lead up to the launch of Six Malt New Make, Archie Rose is giving away a custom 20-Litre cask of its upcoming Single Malt Whisky valued at $6500. The prize includes flights, accommodation and a ridiculous amount of drinks. Follow the link below for all the info.