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Sydney's Archie Rose Is Expanding Its Gin Empire and Opening a Second Distillery

The new Botany distillery will allow the distillers to produce even more bottles of its gin, whisky and vodka.
By Kat Hayes
May 22, 2018
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Sydney's Archie Rose Is Expanding Its Gin Empire and Opening a Second Distillery

The new Botany distillery will allow the distillers to produce even more bottles of its gin, whisky and vodka.
By Kat Hayes
May 22, 2018
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Sydney's Archie Rose Distilling Co. may be a fairly fresh name in the spirits game, but with a well-regarded brand, a popular bar and solid range of gin, vodka and whisky, you wouldn't know it. Especially now that it's opening a second distillery in Sydney.

Founder Will Edwards and his team of ginmakers have begun construction on a new distillery in Botany, which is set to be completed mid-2019. An additional space will allow Archie Rose to further its focus on progression, research and development in distilling and brewing, as well as increasing overall capacity for all the spirits they produce. Once completed, it'll move all of its whisky stock under the one roof in Botany to better monitor maturation.

According to Edwards, the new site will also be specifically designed for Archie Rose's methods of production. "It provides us with the opportunity to re-conceive and design every aspect of the distillery specifically to suit our unique production methods," he says.

That includes customising their mill, handling speciality roasted malts and individually distilled gin botanicals. A focus of the new space will also be sustainability, aiming to use less water, power and gas in the production equipment and processes.

The original Rosebery site will then be dedicated solely to research and development projects, becoming less distillery and more science lab. Turns out the recipe for gin isn't so simple or static, so you can expect to see some limited release spirits and "weirder innovation projects" from the brand in the near future. Importantly, nothing will change in the bar — you can still go have a tipple, snack on a charcuterie situation and blend your own whisky or gin.

Archie Rose Distilling Co.'s second distillery will open in Botany in mid-2019. We'll keep you updated on any developments. 

Published on May 22, 2018 by Kat Hayes

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