Melbourne Distillery, The Gospel has launched its Straight Rye Whiskey in the US. After much success in its local market as well as in France, Germany, the UK, Hong Kong and China, The Gospel marks its US launch in over 29 states.
Bringing together traditional American whiskey history with its Australian culture and environment, The Gospel is made from 100% Australian unmalted rye and is the first Australian whiskey that is legally labelled as ‘Straight’ as it is made to the strict distillation and maturation process required that is typical of American whiskeys.
Launched in September 2019, The Gospel’s Straight Rye Whiskey is double distilled and aged for two years in charred, new American oak barrels sourced from Kentucky, where the oak is obtained from a single forest.
They source their rye grain from a single farm in the Murray Mallee region of South Australia, one of the driest regions of the driest country in the world. Coupled with Melbourne’s dynamic climate, the small and dense rye grain from this area produces a unique rye whiskey unlike any other – grain-forward and full of the cereal character of the soil from which it originated.
“We are thrilled to be launching our whiskey in the US,” says Andrew Fitzgerald, co-founder of The Gospel. “We believe we are perfectly marrying two cultures, and bringing our expertise to the forefront with a unique whiskey, one that is distinctly flavorful, with a grain-forward character and stronger oak influence. It is a true Melbourne whiskey that reflects the city of where it has been made while paying homage to the heritage of rye whiskey in the States.”
With a resurgence of cocktail culture across the globe, The Gospel aims to bring rye whiskey to the forefront yet again, to be used as the base for the classic cocktails as they were originally created – from the Manhattan to the Old Fashioned and more.
The Gospel Straight Rye Whiskey is full-flavoured rye with medium body and intensity – perfectly balancing the rye spice and vanilla oak influence.
For more information, go to thegospelwhiskey.com