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Blend your own gin with Archie Rose at Taste of Melbourne

October 17, 2017 Whats On No Comments Email Email

A gin-making masterclass at Taste of Melbourne in partnership with Electrolux, 30 November to 3 December at the MCG’s Yarra Park, invites crafty spirit-loving festival-goers to learn the art of distilling with an Archie Rose expert and take home a 200ml bottle of their own blended gin.

The hands-on exclusive masterclass will teach Taste festival visitors about the gin-making process, touch on the spirit’s history and introduce exotic botanical distillates.

The selection of eight pure individual distillates includes juniper, lemon myrtle, blood lime, Dorrigo pepper and river mint, which gin apprentices can blend with Archie Rose’s neutral base to create a personal, signature recipe and take home as a delicious souvenir.

Archie Rose founder Will Edwards said he was excited to bring the full distillery experience to Taste festivals with the Gin Masterclass series and Archie Rose Bar.

“We’re proud of our grassroots culture of creating things by hand – from distilling through to bottling and labelling our spirits – and look forward to sharing our unique, hands-on experience with Melbournians for the first time,” Mr Edwards said.

As Australia’s leading multi-spirit distillery handcrafting gin, vodka and whisky, Archie Rose’s passionate team is dedicated to honouring Australia’s rich and coloured spirit industry and culture by operating as an open and interactive boutique distillery.

Taste Festival Australia director Kristy Austin said the Gin Masterclass would be just the tonic for gin connoisseurs, and also bartenders hunting for a fresh summertime cocktail.

“Archie Rose’s tailored spirits are divine blends for favourite cocktails. The Gin Masterclass is an exclusive Taste of Melbourne experience allowing guests to create the most limited edition of gins, mixed specifically for their own palate,” Ms Austin said.


Taste of Melbourne

When: Thursday 30 November to Sunday 3 December 2017

Where: Yarra Park (MCG), Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002

Tickets: On sale now with weekly specials

Archie Rose Gin Masterclass

When: Thursday 30 November to Sunday 3 December 2017

Price: $75, on sale from 19 October

Includes: Taste of Melbourne entry + souvenir Taste tumbler + 1 Archie Rose Distilling Co. cocktail + Gin Masterclass entry + 200ml bottle of your own blended gin

Taste of Melbourne in partnership with Electrolux and major partners: Etihad Airways, American Express, Lurpak, Estrella Damm and the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC). For more information on Taste of Melbourne, please visit the website. To view a selection of press images please click here. Watch Archie Rose explain their spirit distillation processes here.

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