Tasting Notes


Opening with candied orange, peaches with treacle and sugared almonds, the nose then transitions into some richer notes of cola, galangal, polished cedar and a touch of honeycomb.


A beguiling opening of toasted rye bread and poached apricot opens into a mouth-coating combination of mandarin, strawberries, roasted almonds and chocolate-coated oat biscuits.


Milk chocolate and coconut butter persist throughout, with a touch of drying oak to bring the whisky to a close.

Recipes Featuring Dry Grown Rye Malt Whisky, Harvest 2019

Whisky and Apple
Whisky and Apple
  • 45ml Dry Grown Harvest Rye Malt Whisky, Harvest 2019
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple (freshly juiced)
  • 60ml Dry Grown Rye Malt Whisky, Harvest 2019
  • 30ml Lemon Juice
  • 25ml Simple Syrup
  • 2dashes Dashes Absinthe
  • 15ml Egg White

Quality Ingredients, Australian Farmed

As a whisky born from drought conditions the grains harvested for this whisky were not irrigated at all, hence the name “Dry Grown”.

Unlike our previous, this whisky includes grains from several fields (as opposed to a single paddock) including ancient purple and black malts that we’ve never used before. To further reflect the local provenance of the grains, they were also allowed to partially ferment with wild yeasts that occur naturally around the fields in which they grow.

NSW Pale Malt
Origin: La Trobe, New South Wales
Ancient Purple Malt
Origin: Barellan, NSW

This heirloom grain is lauded for its rich, distinctive flavours and unique nutritional benefits. You'll notice a distinct almond-like nut character with slight earthy and herbal notes that round out to a sweet bread-like flavour similar.

Ancient Black Malt
Origin: Barellan, NSW

Grown in central New South Wales, this ancient variety of malt yields an umami flavour combination as well as notes of stone fruit.

Heritage Rye Malt
Origin: Barellan, NSW

This landrace rye has been grown in central NSW for over 70 years, adapting to droughts, floods and storms to evolve into its own distinct strain, found nowhere else on earth. Reflecting the character of regional Australia, it contributes flavours of eucalyptus, shortbread and cinnamon.

Heritage Brown Rye Malt
Origin: Barellan, New South Wales
Amber Heritage Rye Malt
Origin: Barellan, NSW

This intense amber malt has an upfront yet pleasant biscuity, burnt toast and subtle coffee profile. It's sourced from Barellan, NSW, before being gently roasted and steamed.

Apera Cask
Origin: Australia

Australian apera is a fortified wine similar to Spanish sherry. It's used to season American or French Oak casks, offering a flavour profile that's usually made up of nutty and dried fruit notes like figs and prunes.

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