Brooklyn distillery, Kings County, has collaborated with longtime Brooklyn Navy Yard neighbours Parlor Coffee for a new Coffee Whiskey.
Designed as a more elegant and thoughtful flavoured spirit, the Coffee Whiskey expression has been obsessively crafted from a blend of Kings County’s finest whiskeys and Parlor’s exceptional ready-to-drink Cold Brew.
Offering a balance, complexity, and depth of flavour that is as suited for cocktail backbars as it is late-night neat pours, this hyper-local expression aims to represent the forefront of Brooklyn’s craft culture to the wider world.
“While cocktail-making has evolved rapidly over the last two decades, we haven’t necessarily seen that same creativity translates to the backbar,” said Kings County founder and distiller Colin Spoelman.
“Coffee, in the context of spirits and cocktails, still often means one of two things: either syrupy coffee liqueurs or the use of coffee itself as a component ingredient. Our blending team imagined Coffee Whiskey as a newer, better expression of those concepts,” Spoelman explains.
A year in R&D, the expression has lively, tropical top notes and creamy chocolate undertones from the Parlor’s Cold Brew. The balanced sweetness and rich complexity of Kings County’s own blend add a depth of flavour that evokes the elegance of fine Madeira wines and Italian amari.
Due for release tomorrow at the distillery, the 40% ABV expression will begin rolling out to New York accounts and national distributors the next day.
For more information, go to kingscountydistillery.com