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Chocolate Rye Malt Whisky

Product of Sydney
Australia

The only whisky of its kind in Australia, Chocolate Rye Malt Whisky was drawn from a single batch of eight casks as the fourth release under the Archie Rose Concepts label, reserved for our rarest and most experimental releases.

This whisky provides an insight into early explorations of heavily roasted malts, a key step in our journey towards embracing the more challenging, lower yielding, but far more flavourful world of roasted malts.

Chocolate Rye Malt Whisky showcases chocolate roasted rye, rare malted rye and pale malt yielding flavours of caraway, mint, shortbread, violets, hot chocolate and fruit jams. It’s matured in Australian re-shaved, toasted and charred Apera (Sherry) casks, adding notes of dried fruits and sultanas, which complement the biscuity, creamy and chocolate flavours from the spirit.

We invite you to enjoy our Chocolate Rye Malt Whisky in the spirit it was created: to be savoured in good company and served the way you like.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Appearance

Chestnut.

Nose

A floral first impression with rose, dill and white musk. With a moment in the glass, notes of pecan, raisins and crystallised ginger. Notes of grapefruit zest, praline and creme brulee sit in the background.

Palate

Chocolate truffles, roasted hazelnuts.

Finish

A slight spritz with mocha and cola. Characteristic sweet baking spices linger with dark chocolate.

Production Notes

Grain Sourced

Grain Sourced

A spirit is only as good as the materials used to make it. Great effort has been taken to showcase the unique qualities of the malt used in this whisky. We are putting malt back on the agenda.

Malt TypeTreatmentBarley VarietyOrigin
Pale maltExtended kilningLa TrobeSouth Eastern Australia
Rye maltLight kilnMixedGermany
Chocolate ryeRoastedMixedGermany

Brewing and Fermentation

Brewing and Fermentation

Throughout brewing and fermentation, close attention is paid to maximise the flavour of our main ingredient; malt. Traditional brewing techniques are paired with modern science and technology.

WaterBrewingFermentation
Source: Sydney waterGrist size: 150 – 1400 micron + huskYeast: Distillers and flavour active Brewers Yeast
Filtration #1: 2 x carbonMash temperature: 64 – 78 degreesDuration: 156 hours
Filtration #2: demineralisationBrew time: 70 mins
Filtration #3: reverse osmosisEnzyme rest: 20 mins
Filtration #4: ultravioletDraw off rate: 1,100 L/hr

Distillation

Distillation

Double distilling in copper pot stills has allowed the flavour of the malts to be expressed. Distillation cuts are taken by nose and palate ensuring that flavour is always placed ahead of efficiency.

ProcessStillsManufacturerCapacityAverage Charge
Single distillationWash stillKnapp Lewer, Tasmania3600L2300L
Single distillationSpirit stillKnapp Lewer, Tasmania1500L1100L

Maturation

Maturation

Only eight casks were laid for maturation to produce this limited release whisky. Heritage Apera casks were shaved, toasted and charred to create a delicate balance of dried fruit and confectionery flavours.

Location of MaturationCask NumberCask TypeCask TreatmentBarreling DateDisgorging Date
Rosebery, SydneyR75100-litre Ex-AperaHeavy char, medium toast30/11/1615/4/19
Rosebery, SydneyR76100-litre Ex-AperaHeavy char, medium toast30/11/1615/4/19
Rosebery, SydneyR77100-litre Ex-AperaHeavy char, medium toast30/11/1615/4/19
Rosebery, SydneyR78100-litre Ex-AperaHeavy char, medium toast30/11/1615/4/19
Rosebery, SydneyR79100-litre Ex-AperaHeavy char, medium toast30/11/1615/4/19
Rosebery, SydneyR80100-litre Ex-AperaHeavy char, medium toast30/11/1615/4/19
Rosebery, SydneyR81100-litre Ex-AperaHeavy char, medium toast30/11/1615/4/19
Rosebery, SydneyR82100-litre Ex-AperaHeavy char, medium toast30/11/1615/4/19

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