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Archie Rose Named World’s Best Rye At World Whiskies Awards

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The Archie Rose Rye Malt has been named the World Best Rye at the 2020 World Whiskies Awards.

The first time an Australian whisky has taken out the rye category, the Rye Malt from the young Sydney distillery – which is a solera system between batches – topped a group that also included America’s Colonel EH Taylor, Canada’s Lot 40 and Ireland’s Kilbeggan.

“It’s simply incredible news at a time when our team needs it most,” Archie Rose Founder Will Edwards said.

“It’s also 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.”

The judges panel described the whisky as, “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.”

Elsewhere, Japan’s Hakushu 18-Year-Old was named Single Malt Of The Year – an award it also picked up in 2018. Sullivans Cove‘s 25th Anniversary Edition was a finalist and named Australia’s Best Single Malt in the same category.

2020 Winners

World’s Best Blended Whisky
Dewar’s Double Double 32 Years Old

World’s Best Blended Limited Release
Ichiro’s Malt & Grain Japanese Blended Whisky Limited Edition 2020

World’s Best Blended Malt
MacNair’s Lum Reek Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 21 Years Old

World’s Best Corn
Spirit of Hven MerCurious

World’s Best Grain
Fuji Single Grain 30 Years Old Small Batch

World’s Best New Make
Macaloney’s Caledonian Distillery Peated Mac na Braiche

World’s Best Rye
Archie Rose Rye Malt Whisky

World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt
Tamdhu Sandy McIntyre’s SC

World’s Best Single Malt
The Hakushu Single Malt 25 Years Old

World’s Best Canadian Blended
J.P. Wiser’s Alumni Whisky Series – Darryl Sittler

World’s Best Flavoured
Few Spirits Cold Cut Bourbon

World’s Best Pot Still
Redbreast 21 Years Old

World’s Best Wheat
Bainbridge Two Islands Hokkaido Cask

World’s Best Bourbon
Ironroot Harbinger

World’s Best Tennessee
Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey 1820 Single Barrel

World’s Best Single Barrel Bourbon
Rebel Yell Single Barrel 10 Years Old

Previous Winners

World’s Best Rye (Since 2016)

2020: Archie Rose Rye Malt
2019: Stork Club Whisky
2018: 291 Colorado Rye Whiskey Aspen Stave Finished
2017: A.D. Laws Secale Bottled In Bond
2016: Pikesville Rye

World’s Best Single Malt

2020: Hakushu 25-Year-Old
2019: Teeling 24-Year-Old Vintage Reserve
2018: Hakushu 25-Year-Old
2017: Craigellachie 31-Year-Old
2016: Old Pulteney Vintage 1989
2015: Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength
2014: Sullivans Cove French Oak HH0525
2013: Ardbeg Galileo
2012: Yamazaki 25-Year-Old

World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt (Since 2016)

2020: Tamdhu Sandy McIntyre’s SC
2019: Sullivans Cove French Oak TD0217
2018: Sullivans Cove American Oak HH0351
2017: Chichibu Whisky Matsuri 2017
2016: Kavalan Solist Amontillado Sherry Single Cask Strength


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