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Archie Rose and St Ali Have Whipped Up a New Coffee Whisky to Add to Your Whisky Shrine

The Sydney distillery and Melbourne coffee roasters have teamed up on a new boozy caffeinated spirit that combines the former's single malt whisky with two of the latter's coffees.
By Sarah Ward
July 22, 2021
By Sarah Ward
July 22, 2021

As everyone who has ever sipped an espresso martini knows, combining coffee and alcohol is a stroke of both boozy and caffeinated genius. Love a cuppa? Fond of a tipple? Then of course you like them paired together. What's not to adore?

Fans of the beloved combination now have another boozy beverage to try, too, thanks to Sydney distillery Archie Rose and Melbourne coffee roasters St Ali. The duo have joined forces on a new and enticing concoction that, like its fellow blends of the caffeinated stuff and the hard stuff, is bound to give you a buzz. It's likely to earn its own obsessives as well.

The end result: Blasphemy coffee whisky. It's actually a coffee whisky spirit, to be precise, and it's made from Archie Rose's single malt whisky and St Ali's Orthodox and Wide Awake coffees.

Yes, as the name makes plain, the folks behind it know that it might be seen as sacrilegious by some diehard whisky and coffee aficionados. "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," says Archie Rose founder Will Edwards.

Whether you're drinking it neat or in a boulevardier — as the two brands recommend — you'll also be able to taste amaretto, dark chocolate, creme caramel, roasted hazelnuts, stewed apples, plum jam and fresh berries.

And no, unlike St Ali's cold brew, it isn't available in goon sacks. Instead, you'll find it in 700-millilitre bottles — which is perfect for adding it to your whisky shrine.

Archie Rose and St Ali's Blasphemy coffee whisky will be available to order from Wednesday, July 28 via the Archie Rose and St Ali websites, for RRP $89.99 — and you'll be able to find it at the Archie Rose Cellar Bar, and at selected bottle shops.

Images: Nikki To.

Published on July 22, 2021 by Sarah Ward
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