This is the first of the Trials & Exceptions Series from Archie Rose in Sydney. The whisky was produced using rye from Sandigo, NSW. The grain has been growing there for over 60 years, adapting and evolving into its own distinct strain. It offers notes of Eucalyptus, tropical fruits and violet.
The mash bill for this release is Sandigo Heritage Rye Malt & Pale Malt.
Cask type: 36 months air-dried virgin American oak
Nose: Spicy nose, dried orange peel, cloves, violets, curry powder and wood varnish.
Palate: Again plenty of spiciness. Sweet oranges on the front palate, zesty and juicy fruits, then it moves into a spicy mid palate. Dried dark fruits like raisins and plums, cloves, and bitter chocolate. It's quite complex and very balanced. Not one element over-powering.