When it comes to celebratory drinks and fine spirits, Rochford Wines in the picturesque Yarra Valley has always been a name synonymous with excellence. In the spirit of elevating your celebratory moments, we are thrilled to introduce to you Rochford Whisky. Crafted with the utmost precision and care, we offer you two Whisky blends – a Shiraz cask and Bourbon cask, both aged 5 years in each cask. Distilled right here in Healesville, using the pristine waters of the Yarra Valley by the masters at Alchemy Distillers, this limited release of numbered bottles promises a taste that’s as exclusive as it gets.
Craftsmanship that Captures the Essence
Our new Rochford Whisky range is made from 100% Australian malted barley, meticulously chosen for its ability to capture the unique nuances of the barley. Fermentation is a carefully orchestrated craft, with special yeast strains selected to create a whisky that’s nothing short of exceptional. After being aged for a full five years, these spirits shine with a rich complexity.
Triple Distilled for Pure Perfection
Each drop of Rochford Whisky undergoes a triple distillation process through a reflux still. This method ensures a pure spirit while retaining the unique malt characteristics derived from our 100% barley Mashbill. The third distillation fine-tunes the spirit’s profile, offering clarity and emphasising the grains’ flavours, making it a true masterpiece of craftsmanship.
Bourbon Cask Whisky: A Combination of Buttery Vanilla Flavours
Rochford Bourbon Cask Whisky – Aged 5 years
The final touch before bottling is crucial, and we’ve chosen the pristine waters of the Yarra Valley for this purpose. The result is a whisky with unique characteristics imparted by the region’s pure and fresh water. Matured in American Bourbon barrels for five years, it boasts a delicate amber tone, a testament to its interaction with oak. With malted barley aromas enriched by dominant scents of honey and vanilla, complemented by a gently oaky backdrop, each sip layers notes of buttery vanilla, raisin, and oak, with an intriguing hint of light caramel notes.
Shiraz Cask Whisky: A Symphony of Spice and Fruit
Rochford Shiraz Cask Whisky – Aged 5 years
Matured in Australian shiraz wine barrels, our Rochford Shiraz Cask Whisky celebrates our home, the Yarra Valley. This unique maturing process extracts flavours of red stone fruit and pepper from the wine barrels. Like its Bourbon counterpart, it benefits from the immaculate Yarra Valley waters, resulting in a rich amber tone. With malted barley aromas enriched by dominant scents of red berries and red fruits, all underpinned by a gentle oaky backdrop, the palate offers a taste of malted barley entwined with robust characters of red fruits, cloves, and oaky spicy notes, with a peppery undertone.
Experience Whisky Tasting at Rochford
For those eager to explore these delicious whiskies further, a visit to our Rochford Spirited Bar is a must. Here, you can sample our Rochford Gins, Rimedio, and our new Whisky blends. Choose from our whisky tasting options:
- Whisky Tasting with choice of one Whisky (15ml) – $12
- Whisky Tasting with Shiraz Cask Whisky and Bourbon Cask Whisky – $22
- Whisky Tasting with Shiraz Cask Whisky and Shiraz Gin – $17
Our Rochford Whisky is available for purchase online or at our Cellar Door at the winery. The price per 700ml bottle.
This whisky is a delightful addition to our spirit range at Rochford, joining our Gins and Rimedio. It’s one more reason to make Rochford Wines a must-visit destination when you explore the beauty of the Yarra Valley. Unlock the magic of Rochford Whisky, and let your celebrations rise to new heights. Cheers to exclusivity and creating unforgettable moments!