Archie Rose Distilling Co’s Rye Malt Whisky has been named World’s Best Rye Whisky at the World Whisky Awards in London overnight.
“It’s simply incredible news at a time when our team need it most,” said Archie Rose Founder, Will Edwards.
“Our team continues to work incredibly hard in extremely difficult conditions, with their focus now shifting to producing as much hand sanitiser as possible to boost supplies and support the re-deployment of as many of our 14+ bar team who were stood down as a result of the recent government enforced bar closures – so to hear that we have won World’s Best Rye Whisky, is unbelievable.
“It’s a huge credit to our Master Distiller, Dave Withers, and our whole production team, who are so incredibly passionate about making innovative, malt-forward, Australian whiskies, and a beautiful and timely reminder that we’ll all eventually get through this and get back to what we know and love.
“I hope everyone takes the time to enjoy a dram and stays safe.”
The World Whisky Awards are part of The World Drinks Awards – global awards selecting the very best in internationally recognised styles of drinks.
Judges tasting notes of Archie Rose Rye Malt Whisky included “an apple-led nose with dried apples and dry cider, some anise, caraway and toasted bread crust. Palate has a thick, almost creamy texture. Spiced sponge, light ginger and star anise. Initial sweetness dries out with a medium, nutty, dry fruit finish.
The full winners’ list:
World’s Best Single Malt: Hakushu 25 Year Old
World’s Best Blended Whisky Award: Dewar’s Double Double 32 Years Old
World’s Best Blended Limited Release: Chichibu Ichiro’s Malt Japanese Blended Whisky Limited Edition 2020
Best Blended Malt: MacNair’s Whisky Lum Reek Blended Scotch Whisky, 21 Years Old
World’s Best Corn Whisky: Spirit of Hven Distillery MerCurious
World’s Best Grain: Fuji Single Grain 30 Year Old Small Batch
World’s Best New Make: Victoria Caledonian Distillery Peated Mac na Braiche
World’s Best Rye: Archie Rose Distilling Co. Rye Malt Whisky
World’s Best Single Malt: Hakushu Single Malt 25 Year Old
World’s Best Canadian Blended Whisky: J.P Wiser Alumni Whisky Series – Darryl Sitter
World’s Best Flavoured: FEW Cold Cut Bourbon
World’s Best Pot Still: Redbreast 21 Year Old
World’s Best Wheat: Bainbridge Organic Distillery Battle Point Two Islands Hokkaido Mizunara Cask
World’s Best Bourbon: Ironroot Republic Distillery Harbinger
World’s Best Tennessee: Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey
World’s Best Single Barrel Bourbon: Rebel Yell Single Barrel 10 Year Old
Best Design: Jura 21 Years Old – Tide