Archie Rose has teamed up with Melbourne roasters ST ALi to create a new coffee whiskey called Blasphemy, which is a blend of Archie Rose Single Malt and ST Ali’s Orthodox and Wide Awake Coffees.
Described as not a whiskey, and not a liqueur, Blasphemy offers tasting notes of “aromatic fruits including stewed apples, plum jam and fresh berries paired with amaretto and dark chocolate”.
Archie Rose founder Will Edwards said: “Blasphemy is the subversion of two liquid obsessions and although strict whiskey and coffee purists may view it as an abuse of the two liquids, it is a pairing that when you taste it and understand the production process, in fact makes perfect sense.
Master Distiller Dave Withers added, “This is a phenomenal accord, perfectly accentuating the notes of tree fruit, chocolate and caramel present in the whiskey and coffee.
“We used two STs. The ALi – Orthodox and Wide Awake – Orthodox coffee blends do the heavy lifting on the coffee side, while Wide Awake’s cold drip method delivers the nuanced coffee elements to the final product.
Archie Rose uses heavily roasted chocolate and other specialty roasted malts in the six malt mash bill of his whiskey and these complement the roasted notes of ST ALi coffee.
ST. ALi founder Salvatore Malatesta said: “I love whiskey as much as I love coffee. The meeting of our products gave birth to the unicorn, a delicious and rare accord. The partnership with Archie Rose is an important moment for the ST. ALi family.
Blasphemy is available from today via the Archie Rose Cellar gate and all the good bars and bottle shops, with recommended services being to drink it neat or in a Boulevardier.