The Gospel Projects High Wheat is the work of Apollo Inn Bar Manager Cameron Parish and The Gospel Co-Founder Ben Bowles.
The duo teamed up to select a single cask for the tipple, which was then double-barrelled for three years before release.
“When we were approached by Cam and the team to celebrate the opening of their new venue Apollo Inn, we wanted to honour their renowned level of hospitality by creating an equally refined whiskey,” says Bowles.
The Gospel Projects High Wheat features notes of toasted chestnut with salted caramel, toffee apple, and cherry wood.
“My initial brief to The Gospel was to find something similar to what I enjoy an American rye whiskey with a heavy charred cask – wanting to bring an added richness to the dry style typical of rye whiskey,” says Parish.
“When he talked me through the mash bill of the High Wheat and the double-barrel maturation, inclusive of a heavy toast barrel, it matched perfectly to what I was looking for – there’s a sweetness, richness, and toastiness to the whiskey.”
Parish and the team are serving up the whiskey at Apollo Inn through two new cocktails.
The Cablegram is the venue’s take on a whiskey highball which also sees toasted soba, black lime, and ginger wine added.
The Manhattan Number 6 showcases the whiskey accompanied by dry vermouth and Cocchi Americano.
The Gospel Projects High Wheat is available at Apollo Inn and online through The Gospel.
About the Gospel Projects from Apollo Inn
The Gospel are the only dedicated rye whiskey distillery in Australia, bringing a distinctly Australian approach and flavour to a traditional American whiskey style. Under the guidance of Master Distiller Ian Thorn, The Gospel distils, ages and bottles right here in Melbourne.
As part of their Project Release programme, we’ve selected a single cask of whiskey bottled just for Apollo Inn. We can assure you that it’s exceptional and something hereto unseen in The Gospel’s range.
We launched this limited-release whiskey at Apollo Inn on Tuesday 8th August with a special tasting and cocktails created by Cam Parish. We’ll be pouring the whiskey exclusively at Apollo Inn, with a special few bottles available for purchase directly from The Gospel.
For more information please visit https://apolloinn.bar/