The team at Archie Rose Distilling Co. have launched an Australian Double Malt Whisky, the third release in its Fundamental Spirits range, crafted from a blend of the rye and barley malts that underpin Archie Rose Single Malt Whisky and Rye Malt Whisky. And the best bit is the price.

As one of the first all-malt Australian whiskies available at a sub $85 price tag, each batch is made at the Archie Rose Distillery in Botany, Sydney using a solera system, where, over time, the rye and barley whiskies are married together to create Double Malt Whisky.

The rye and barley malts behind Double Malt Whisky are distilled in traditional copper pot stills, then matured in Australian apera, sherry, bourbon, and virgin American oak casks. You get the fruitiness of malted rye; complemented by the rich aromas of the apera casks; vanilla from the American oak and finally, the sweetness of local malted barley.

Will Edwards, founder of Archie Rose said, “the launch of Double Malt Whisky is the culmination of almost a decade of work and is a milestone we are incredibly proud of – one which should start to see Australian whisky finally take its place in the speed rails of Australia’s best venues. The support from trade has been incredible, and shows the overwhelming desire for locally produced whisky, now beginning to free itself from the constraints of price point and supply availability.”

The man charged with producing the Double Malt is Master Distiller Dave Withers, whose goal was to create a premium whisky that remained affordable. “Our goal with Double Malt Whisky was to create a premium and affordable whisky that could be used in place of bourbon, rye or blended Scotch whisky, while also giving whisky drinkers the option to switch to an all-malt, local whisky for the first time” 

The Fundamental Spirits range now consists of a True Cut Vodka, Straight Dry Gin and now Double Malt Whisky, and from October, the range will also feature two whisky pre-mix RTD’s, four new gin and vodka pre-mix RTD’s and a range of new ready-to-pour Bottled Cocktails.

If you want to get your hands on the Double Malt Whisky head across to the Archie Rose Bar & Cellar Door, via and from bars and bottle shops around Australia.