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These customised bottles of gin and vodka literally have your name on them.
Sydney’s first commercial distillery in 160 years, has a new, more personal offering in the works. Well, technically it would be your
offering. Rosebery’s gin whizzes have launched a new project where you can tailor your own spirit and have your name printed on the label. It’s a dream you might not have even known you had.
Archie Rose founder and owner Will Edwards wants the project to “give people the opportunity to get really involved in the distilling process.” Currently, the spirits available to be tailored are gin, vodka and whisky. After choosing three to five of the distillery’s unique botanicals for your Signature Dry Gin or Original Vodka, you can customise the intensity of each flavour and personalise the bottle with your name. If you’re gifting these, you can add your lucky mate’s name to the label. A tailored bottle of vodka will will set you back $84, or $89 for gin. Once your chosen spirit’s matured and bottled, you’ll receive it in the mail in a handmade crate with full brewing and distillation notes.
Archie Rose’s tailored whisky, on the other hand, is not for the faint-hearted (or the tight-budgeted). It will set you back a whopping $4000 (at least) but get this: it’s a 20L cask. You can customise everything from the type of wood used to the level of smoke influence and ABV. You’ll receive a 200ml sample annually to check how your baby’s maturing, or you can visit on appointment. There’s even an option for you and four friends to assist in the actual making of your whisky. If you’re preparing for an apocalypse, Archie Rose also offers a 50L and 100L cask. Just in case.
How many chances will you get to have an award-winning distillery make your custom blend? An Archie Rose tailored spirit a pretty perfect gift and as soon as your custom bottle (or case) is unwrapped at the family Christmas party, the ‘best gift giver’ trophy will be yours. Better get your acceptance speech ready.
Tailor your own spirit at the Archie Rose website.