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Archie Open Day: On 7 October 2019 we're hosting free tours of our Rosebery distillery on the hour, every hour between 1pm and 6pm (maximum 24 guests per tour). No bookings required so pop on in and join the next available tour.

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Please note: The Archie Rose Bar will be closed on Monday 30 September. The bar will reopen as usual from 12 noon on 1 October. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Please note: The Archie Rose Bar will be closed on Thursday 8 August from 12noon until 5pm for a private function. The bar will reopen as usual from 5pm on 8 August. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Rye Malt Whisky will go on sale at 12:00pm today online and at the Archie Rose Bar. We are expecting a high volume of website traffic at this time, so please be patient while you are progressing in the sales queue. Thanks for your support.

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Please note: The Archie Rose Bar will be closed on Saturday 31 August from 5pm until close for a private function. The bar will reopen as usual from 12 noon on 1 September. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Father's Day Spirit & Merchandise orders: Please note online spirit and merchandise orders for Father's Day have now closed. Gift certificates and experiences can be purchased right up until 1 September 2019 along with spirit and merchandise sales at the Archie Rose Bar.

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Father's Day Spirit & Merchandise orders: Please note Tailored Spirits orders for Father's Day have now closed. You can place an order for our core range, limited release spirits and merch until 19 August for guaranteed delivery. Gift certificates and experiences can be purchased right up until 1 September 2019.

Meet Rocky, our new Creative Drinks Manager

The dream job doesn’t exist. Or so we thought. Meet Rachelle ‘Rocky’ Hair, Archie’s new Creative Drinks Manager.

A trailblazer in the Australian hospitality industry, Rocky was the first woman to win Time Out’s Hot Talent Award in 2016 and has been instrumental in breaking down gender divides behind the bar, featuring in several forums about drink consultation, sustainability and gender in the industry.

She’s made her mark with a keen eye for international trends and a no-holds-barred approach to drinks craftsmanship, spending the last three years living abroad, with stints at Harvard and Stone, Gwen, Super Lyan and Dandelyan (the World’s Best Bar 2019) filling her cup. Now, she’s back in Sydney, set to head up our Creative Drinks department in the newly formed role of Creative Drinks Manager, executing the drinks creative underpinning the 1000 plus events Archie Rose will roll out around the country this year.

We sat down with Rocky to hear what a day in the life of Archie Rose’s new Creative Drinks Director really looks like…

6am:

I’ve never been a morning person. Growing up, I worked at the local cinema and I’ve never quite gotten used to working during the day. It’s been about ten years since my last day job so I’m still wrapping my head around the swap.

7:30am:

On my way to work, I love listening to The BlindBoy Podcast. I enjoy listening to experts in their field advocate for what they do, learning about different niche ideas around the world – although it’s rarely anything to do with alcohol!

8am:

I arrive at the office and get a coffee. I try really hard to only have one a day so that I can taste and sleep well. Working at Archie Rose is the first time I’ve worked in an office full of women. It’s a really foreign concept to me to work with so many. The chat is hilarious and I’m usually having a good laugh by the time I receive my menu briefs.

9am:

Once I’ve got my menu briefs, I’ll get into the research side of it. Today, I’m doing menus for a cruise ship, remote outback cabins and a local cultural festival. I’ve got to get a real feel for each location and bar set-up so I might watch Youtube videos of guest experiences or start mood-boarding for a concept. I’ll pick out flavour, colours and branding – it all helps with the execution of the drink.

11am:

I’ll set out my menu and drinks ideas and head down to Red Spoon (our Cannery neighbours and local kitchen supply store) and look at any new things they have or I’ll start mucking around with any interesting deliveries I get. I really enjoy the mash-up of the culinary world and drinks, so I often try to incorporate food products and confectionery techniques. I’ll get a lot of deliveries of weird powders and flavours. Everything from liquid smoke to edible colour sprays or new mixers.

1pm:

After lunch, I’ll head into the bar to start the practical side of my R&D, making and re-testing drinks.

3pm:

We often have to shoot drinks for clients, so we’ll arrange and create full concepts for photoshoots. Today that means lasers, fake smoke and a lot of pink products. My meetings with suppliers often end up with me in flavour labs, on boats or picking out hybrid vegetables in the garden. Every day and every concept is so different.

5pm:

After wrapping up in the office, I might stop into Continental Deli for a Bloody Mary. Otherwise, I love to just head home and sit on my balcony to relax with my wife.

Rocky’s Fast Five

Right now I’m listening to…

The BlindBoy Podcast & Labrinth, Sia and Diplo’s song ‘LSD’.

I get my best work done when…

I have an encouraging and humorous team.

A philosophy I live and work by is…

¿Por qué no los dos? Which is essentially – Why not both? I don’t think anything in life should be mutually exclusive and we should always be questioning anything that presents that way.

My productivity hack is…

Keep your workspace clean and write everything down.

Something I wish I knew before I learned the hard way is…

It’s OK to stand up for yourself. I have always struggled with asking for what I need or deserve and it’s still something I have to practice constantly, but it’s so important.

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Location

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Rosebery NSW 2018

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Rosebery NSW 2018

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Book a tour:

BY APPOINTMENT
9:00am - 5:00pm

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Come in for a drink:

Sunday - Monday: 12pm-10:00pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm-11:30pm

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To experience this site you must be of legal drinking age in your country of residence. Please enjoy Archie Rose responsibly in countries where the consumption of alcohol is lawful, for persons who are lawfully permitted to consume alcohol. By entering this site you agree to our Terms and Conditions. Find out more at www.drinkwise.org.au. Archie Rose Distilling Co. Pty Limited Rights Reserved. Archie Rose Distilling Co. supports the Responsible Service of Alcohol. NSW Liquor Act 2007. It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor Producer Wholesaler Licence: LIQW880014624 | Liquor Hotel Licence: LIQH440018958