Iconic frontier whiskey Bulleit and enterprising coffee experts, The Gentlemen Baristas have worked together to create one of the UK’s first Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffees which will be unveiled at the London Coffee Festival, 7th – 11th April.
Two varieties of single origin coffee beans have been put through a unique and innovative roasting process to create a coffee which has the flavour notes and characteristics of a whiskey. The beans are rested in American Oak single fill Bulleit Bourbon casks all the way from Kentucky. The coffee, which is sourced from sustainable and 100% ethical coffee plantations in Colombia and El Salvador, is then roasted – picking up Bulleit’s sweet and spicy character to create two unique and exciting coffee offerings:
The Trucker – an espresso coffee which is smooth with sweet lime acidity, citrus and orange blossom floral notes. With a heavy mouth feel of rich dark chocolate, the Bulleit ageing gives a sweet zesty finish
The Gatsby – a filter coffee with a syrupy mouth feel and a balanced acidity. Boasting milk chocolate and caramel, with hints of keylime, strawberry, and green apple, the Bulleit provides a spicy note as a finish
Following its launch at the London Coffee Festival the coffee will be available for customers to buy online from World of Zing. Bulleit Brand Ambassador Andrea Montague will also be working with the bar team at award-winning Callooh Callay in Shoreditch to create a unique offering of bourbon barrel aged coffee and whiskey cocktails, including the below:
The Gentlemen’s Agreement by Andrea Montague
35ml Bulleit Bourbon
80ml The Gatsby Coffee
20ml Roasted Coconut & Nutmeg Syrup
1 drop Orange Blossom Water
Method: Throw drink
Inspired by the flavour of the coffee – the rich warm spice notes taken form the barrel are highlighted using roasted coconut and nutmeg, whislt the slight citrus lift you taste at the back of the palate is accentuate by the floral orange water.
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