Rice Whisky

Made from the finest rice harvested fresh across China, Grand Talon Rice Whisky is a unique expression of whisky forged by master craftsmen of Guangdong Province. Here, 700-year-old artisanal methods inspire a spirit that is as pure as it is delicate.

The ageing journey begins with maturation in traditional clay vessels before resting in a combination of virgin French and American oak barrels. It is then carefully blended to reveal soft aromas of vanilla, hay and ginger, followed by a rich and textured palate of crème brûlée, pumpkin pie and pimento.

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Our Unique ProcessRice Whisky

  • Locally Harvested Rice

    Harvested from across China and delivered fresh in their husks to a local mill, our premium rice grain ensures an exceptional spirit with a unique expression of the terroir.

  • Freshly Milled

    Freshly harvested rice is the key to unlocking the full potential of flavour and is essential in achieving a healthy fermentation. We begin fermentation within 21 days after the fresh rice has been dehulled and milled to capture the grains’ pure and delicate nuances.

  • Steamed and Massaged by Hand

    A labour-intensive process, rice is steamed in a timber vat and massaged by hand with Xiaoqu yeast strains, selectively propagated on-site.

  • Fermentation

    During the fermentation process, rice mash makes its journey across two differently sized vessels. Water is added to a smaller vessel to assist the conversion to alcohol; the mash is then transferred to a larger vessel where the fermentation journey continues. The laborious process unfolds across two to three weeks, depending on the season.

  • Pot Distilled and Matured in Clay

    The fermented mash is distilled using a direct-fire method, in our purpose-built rice spirit pot still. This traditional method gives the delicate spirit a lovely viscosity that comes through in the final product. It is then matured for one to six years in a 1000L clay vessel, continuing a Chinese spirit-making tradition that has been carried out for more than 700 years.

  • Aged in Virgin Oak

    The delicate spirit is then transferred into virgin French and American oak casks for further maturation, which imparts depth in colour and offers complex toast, toffee and spiced-fruit notes.

By using time and care we are proud to share with you a fine rice whisky made to sip and savour with friends and family.

Signature Serves

  • Dynasty Cocktail

    INGREDIENTS

    20ml Lemon Juice
    15ml x Sugar Syrup
    10ml x Ginger Wine
    20ml x Lemon Juice
    40ml x Rice Whisky
    10ml x Rice Wine

    METHOD

    Add all ingredients except for Rice Wine to cocktail shaker.
    Add ice to shaker and shake for 10 seconds, until cold.
    Strain mix in to rocks glass filled with ice.
    Allow Rice Wine to float into cocktail.

    GLASS

    Chilled Rocks Glass

  • Green Mist Highball

    INGREDIENTS

    30ml x Rice Whisky
    15ml x Fino Dry Sherry
    120ml x Bitter Lemon
    Fresh Lemon Wedge
    Green Tea Mist**

    METHOD

    Squeeze lemon over ice in a highball glass. Then build all ingredients except mist into glass. Spray Green Tea Mist atop glass and garnish with edible flowers
    or tea flower buds.

    GLASS

    Chilled Highball Glass

    GARNISH

    Edible Flower or Tea Flowers

    *1.2 STD Drink
    **Green Tea Mist is made by chilling strong green tea and pouring tea into an atomizer.

  • Rice ITA

    INGREDIENTS

    30ml x Rice Whisky
    20ml x Rosso Vermouth
    10ml x Campari
    5ml x Spiced Honey Apple Syrup

    METHOD

    Stir all ingredients over ice in a mixing glass for 10-15 seconds.
    Strain mix into chilled martini glass.
    Garnish with orange peel.

    GLASS

    Chilled Martini Glass

    GARNISH

    Orange Peel

    *1.7 STD Drink

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