Our White Rye is now the best in the world!
Big news! Archie Rose White Rye has just been awarded World’s Best Unaged Rye Whiskey at the American Whiskey Masters! Archie Rose White Rye was celebrated for its “bright and sweet green apple character,” according to judges. We’ve been laying down casks of rye whiskey since late 2014, with the first aged spirit on track to reach maturity in late 2018, so this win is a great sign of what to expect from our aged whiskies, watch this space.
“Rye is a tough grain to use and causes many challenges in production, yet the quality and charisma of the spirit it yields speaks for itself,” says Master Distiller, Dave Withers. “The production process for the White Rye also draws inspiration from whisky production in the early 20th century. Using a brewer’s yeast as well as a distiller’s yeast gives us lower yield, but a more pronounced flavour. Innovation is very important for us and we often take inspiration from traditional techniques such as this but then apply modern techniques and know how to produce something quite special.”
We suggest mixing it with fresh apple juice over ice. It’s also a treat in classic whisky cocktails such as the Whisky Sour or Mint Julep. Stocks are limited, so pick up a bottle here while you can.