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Good(e) Whisk(e)y

Good(e) Whisk(e)y

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When Cellar Hand (now Distiller) Mr. Goode accidentally vatted our single malt and rye malt whisky together he was crestfallen. The mixture of the two whiskies meant that spirit could be neither single malt nor rye malt whisky anymore.

A curiosity to see what this serendipitous concoction might taste like drove Master Distiller and Senior Blender to grab a glass and inspect the spirit themselves. On nosing and tasting the spirit it was found that the two whiskies gave a surprisingly lovely whisky. The whisky offered the expressive oak of the rye with the charismatic flavours of the roasted malts. It was pronounced that the hybrid whisky was “good” and that the mistake of the still startled Mr. Goode should be memorialised with a release.

To ensure we could share the serendipitous folly of Mr. Goode further, we decided to add a few more barrels of single malt and rye to the blend, finessing the flavour and ensuring we can tell more whisky lovers about the beauty of chance in the whisky world.

Tasting Notes


Golden syrup and hazelnut spread over rye toast, opening up into kiwi fruit, mandarin and ginger snaps.


A smooth and mouth-filling texture balances the aromatics perfectly. An intriguing combination of sticky fruits and spices mingling with amaretto and milk chocolate.


Fruit, spice and chocolate slowly dissipate leaving a deliciously dry hint of espresso.

Production Notes

Grain Sourced

Malt TypeTreatmentGrain VarietyOrigin
Heritage Rye MaltLight kilnLandraceWongabeena Farm, Barellan, NSW
Amber Heritage Rye MaltExtended kilningLandraceWongabeena Farm, Barellan, NSW
Choc Heritage Rye MaltRoastedLandraceWongabeena Farm, Barellan, NSW
Rye MaltLight kilnMixedGermany
Pale MaltLight kilnLa TrobeWongabeena Farm, Barellan, NSW
Pale maltLight kilnLa TrobeEastern Australia
Amber MaltExtended kilningScope & CommanderEastern Australia
Caramel MaltHighly kilnedLa Trobe & GairdnerEastern Australia
Aromatic Roasted MaltRoastedMixedGermany
Chocolate MaltRoastedCommander & WestminsterEastern Australia
Peated Pale MaltPeat smokedChariotCaithness, Scotland