Archie Rose has joined forces with Melbourne coffee roasters ST ALi to create a new coffee whisky called Blasphemy, which is a blend of Archie Rose Single Malt and ST Ali’s Orthodox and Wide Awake Coffees.
Described as not being a whisky, and not a liqueur, Blasphemy offers tasting notes of “aromatic fruits including stewed apples, plum jam and fresh berries combined with amaretto and dark chocolate”.
Archie Rose Founder, Will Edwards, said: “Blasphemy is the subversion of two liquid obsessions and although strict whisky and coffee purists might consider it an abuse of both liquids, it’s a pairing that when you taste it, and understand the production processes, actually makes perfect sense.”
Master Distiller, Dave Withers, added: “This is a phenomenal pairing, perfectly accentuating the orchard fruit, chocolate and caramel notes found in the whisky and the coffee.
“We used two ST. ALi coffee blends – Orthodox and Wide Awake – Orthodox does the heavy lifting on the coffee side of things while Wide Awake’s cold drip method provides the nuanced coffee elements to the final product.”
Archie Rose uses heavily roasted chocolate and other specialty roasted malts in its whisky’s six malt mash bill and these complement the roasted notes in ST ALi’s coffee.
ST. ALi founder Salvatore Malatesta said: “I love whisky as much as I love coffee. The coming together of our products have created the unicorn, a delicious and rare pairing. Partnering with Archie Rose is a milestone moment for the ST. ALi family.”
Blasphemy is available from today via the Archie Rose Cellar door and all good bars and bottle shops, with recommended serves being to drink it neat or in a Boulevardier.