Archie Rose Distilling Co.
Awards and Accolades:
- 2019 Best Retail, Hospitality, Tourism & Entertainment Innovation
- 2019 Most Innovative Retail, Hospitality, Tourism & Entertainment Company
2020 Innovation Name: Archie Rose Hunter Valley Shiraz Spirit
Awards: 3rd Most Innovative Retail, Hospitality, Tourism & Entertainment Company
The Hunter Valley Shiraz Spirit was developed to assist eight smaller grape growers in the Hunter Valley region after they faced a 80-90% crop loss due to smoke taint from recent bushfires. The spirit is an eau de vie distilled from salvaged smoke-tainted cabernet sauvignon and shiraz grapes. It is the first spirits range in the world to use smoke-tainted grapes to create an eau de vie.
The spirit was difficult to get your hands on – completely selling out of the 1,000 bottle run in only four days.