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Cacao Husk & Hazelnut Whisky

Cacao Husk & Hazelnut Whisky

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Archie Rose and Gelato Messina have come together to celebrate a shared love of exceptional, farm-grown produce and flavour with the creation of a limited edition Neapolitan 200ml three-spirit set.

Conceived as a collaborative twist on the all-time classic Neapolitan strawberry, vanilla and chocolate ice cream combination, this three-spirit set showcases some of the outstanding produce grown at two of Messina’s own farms in Australia and by other producers. Each ingredient has then been individually distilled to create three-spirits ready for cocktail invention.

This Cacao Husk & Hazelnut Whisky is macerated with husks from a blend of rare cacao beans, paired with a specially roasted blend of hazelnuts from the Messina farm in Seymour, VIC and from the Piedmont region of Italy.

Tasting Notes


A serious spirit with figs, dates, raisins and a plethora of other dried fruit combined with raw cacao. Dry and savoury with a delicate sweetness backed by vanilla notes from the American oak cask. A weighty nuttiness lurks in the background.


A bold wave of dried fruit is supported by roasted hazelnut, peanut butter, praline and acacia honey.


Textural and oily, with a dry finish akin to dark chocolate.

Production Notes

Botanicals Sourced

A spirit is only as good as its base ingredients. By working closely with providores and embracing experimental techniques, an emphasis could be placed on local ingredients which speak of their uniquely Australian provenance.
Archie Rose Single Malt WhiskyAgedRosebery, NSWMatured
Cacao HuskDriedEcuador, Australia and Pacific IslandsCultivated
Messina Farm HazelnutsRoastedSeymour, VIC and Piedmont, ItalyCultivated