Driven by our thirst for discovery, the new Trials & Exceptions Series uncovers our most exceptional single casks and small batch trials, offering first-hand insights into the raw ingredients, processes and people involved in the production of our whisky, gin, vodka, rum and other spirits.
The inaugural release in this series, Sandigo Heritage Rye Malt Whisky highlights our stance that a great whisky starts its life in the field, not the distillery. It also showcases our continuing journey with Australian rye, supporting and working with local farmers and maltsters to produce uniquely Australian varieties.
Featuring a malted landrace rye sourced from fourth-generation NSW farmers, this grain has grown continuously near Sandigo NSW for over 60 years, adapting to weather including droughts, floods and storms to evolve into its own distinct strain.
We’ve decided to release Sandigo Heritage Rye Malt with no traditional commercial rye malt in the mash bill so whisky lovers can appreciate the individuality, clarity and strength of this grain, supporting our view that malt really matters as a key contributor to the final whisky. Raw and less refined it offers notes of signature creme caramel, banana and black tea, finishing with expansive spice notes of ginger, cinnamon and cardamom.
Franz Scheurer, Australian Gourmet Pages and Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine - Bold, beautiful and eminently drinkable! You definitely want to get your hands on a bottle. Drink it neat, at room temperature. The perfect sipping whisky.
Explore detailed tasting and spirit production notes via Spirit Data.
Limited to two bottles per person. Please select the quantity you wish to purchase when you enter the ballot.
700ml Bottle Size. 53% Alc/Vol
Product of Sydney, Australia
Dispatched from Archie Rose in 2-5 business days from launch date
Shipped via Australia Post parcel post. For estimated shipping times, please check here
Sign up for your opportunity to access Sandigo Heritage Rye Malt Whisky. The pre-release ballot will open from 12th March 2020, 9:00AM and close 25th March 2020, 9:00AM. Winners will be notified within 15 minutes of the ballot closing.
The prerelease ballot has been drawn! Please check your inbox to see if you were successful and to purchase your bottle between 25th March 2020, 9:00AM and 27th March 2020, 9:00AM.
The pre-release ballot for Sandigo Heritage Rye Malt Whisky is now over! Missed out? A small allocation will be available online from 30th March 2020, 12:00PM.