Archie Rose White Rye


AR white ryeAs a team of passionate new world distillers, Archie Rose Distilling Co. is dedicated to honouring Australia’s rich spirit-making past, and shaping its future with the launch of a boutique distillery and bar just 5km south of the Sydney CBD.

Brewer’s Tasting Notes: Archie Rose White Rye is uniquely distilled from rare malted rye and barley sourced from the finest producers, and greets you with cinnamon, nutmeg and spicy notes that envelope the palate.

Twice distilled, it features a lingering, buttery finish with a subtle smokiness, and can be savoured straight or in your cocktail of choice.

Style: White Rye ABV 40% 


Paul Skelton
Paul Skelton

“I don’t know what this is...”

Over the years, I have tried many, many whiskies. Unlike beer, when it comes to whisky I want to try every single one of them. And I love Australian whisky – Timboon, Sullivan’s Cove, Hellyers Road... it’s all good.

Now, white rye isn’t whisky but it sure does smell like it. But taste-wise? Not really. If anything, it tastes like a bourbon-vodka blend...

I don’t much care for it.

It’s actually left me quite confused as to how to describe this drink. Going in, I was as excited as a school girl thinking I may be about to try a favourite new spirit but I was thoroughly let down. I love spirits and in particular those made locally, so I hope Archie Rose’s gin is better.

Would I buy it again? $90? No.