Vegemite is a spread that can divide families. Some love it, some hate it, others are fair-weather Vegemite eaters. Regardless, Vegemite is undeniably Australian, and award-winning Australian distillery Archie Rose has transformed this classic breakfast spread into a spirit.
Available for purchase online and from independent bars and bottle shops from May 8, ArchieMite is a buttered-toast spirit that uses Pepe Saya butter, Sonoma sourdough toast and a mixture of ‘mite’ spreads during the distilling process to create an umami-packed liquer that seems oddly breakfast-appropriate.
According to the website, this is what you can expect from the taste.
“This unaged spirit has a big, mitey character at the front followed by biscuity, bready notes. On the palate you’re given a combination of all three elements coming together - buttery, almost warm, crisp-edged toast with that umami-rich, savoury mite flavour.”
If you want to experience this new spirit in all its glory, visit the Archie Rose Bar on a weekend between May 11 and June 2 to enjoy a Mitey Brunch from 12pm to 2pm Saturday and Sundays, where you’ll discover a range of ArchieMite cocktails.
ArchieMite is a limited edition creation by Archie Rose distillery, and only 3000 bottles will be available for purchase, so you’ll have to get in quick if you want to own this iconic drink yourself. Prices online start at $79 a bottle.
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