Tasting Notes

Nose

Honey-poached apricots lead the way along with rich black cherries and plums. The rich fruit is well supported by a complex spice medley of crushed ginger root, black pepper and caraway seeds.

Palate

Rich and mouth-filling layers of concentrated fruit are again evident, with the addition of some lovely gently toasted cedar and delicate violet revealing themselves.

Finish

Rich apricot and cherry continue long into the finish, with toasted cedar and violets providing the final florish

Representing the pinnacle of our whisky-making endeavours

The Single Cask Series reveals the extraordinary beauty of our most distinguished individual barrels of whisky. Released at unadulterated true cask strength, we invite you to experience the absolute essence of our craft. Archie Rose Founder, Will Edwards, discusses our Single Cask Whisky Series.

Local & Ethically Sourced Ingredients

Selected for its exceptional qualities, this single apera cask offers an explosion of rich fruit character balanced by the nutty spice of heritage rye. As a uniquely Australian style of fortified wine, apera lends beautiful notes of dried apricots, muscatel grapes and fine oak, resulting in a whisky with a nose of honey-poached apricots and stewed plums and complex spice on the nose along with expansive palate layers of concentrated fruit, gently toasted cedar and delicate violet.

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.

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.

Pale Malt
Origin: La Trobe, Victoria

Our pale malt speaks to the Australian land where it was grown, delivering tropical fruit flavours with floral overtones.

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News

The Beauty of a Single Cask

As we approach ten years of making the highest quality Australian whisky, we’re proud to announce the launch of our Single Cask Whisky Series on 10 June at the Archie Rose Cellar Door and online on 11 June.

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