Archie Rose Distilling and ST. ALi coffee roastery have teamed up to create Blasphemy, a coffee whisky.
The blend combines Archie Rose Single Malt Whisky and ST. ALi Orthodox & Wide Awake Coffee, which can be served neat or in a Boulevardier.
Archie Rose founder Will Edwards said it was the result of two liquid obsessions. “While 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,” Edwards said.
Each of Archie Rose’s six malt mashes in this spirit has been milled, mashed, fermented, distilled and matured separately – a method that is different to the traditional distillation process – to achieve maximum intensity and clarity of flavour.
ST. ALi’s coffee enhanced the heavily roasted chocolate and other specially roasted malts used by Archie Rose.
“I love whisky as much as I love coffee. The coming together of our products has created the unicorn, a delicious and rare pairing. Partnering with Archie Rose is a milestone moment for the ST. ALi family,” said founder of ST. ALi, Salvatore Malatesta.
Blasphemy will be available in stores and on both companies’ websites from 28 July, for RRP $89.99 in a 700ml bottle.