Roe & Co Irish whiskey has announced the launch of its latest whiskey, Roe & Co Coffee Stout Cask Finish.
The whiskey-maker explained that the blend is a ‘culmination of an experimental flavour collaboration between Roe & Co Irish whiskey and its Dublin 8 neighbour, the Guinness Open Gate Brewery.’
Peter Simpson, head brewer, commented, “We first experimented with [the Roe & Co collection] Cask & Keg, with our Antwerpen Stout and Citra IPA – both of which produced taste experiences unique to the partnership between the Roe & Co Distillery and the Open Gate Brewery at St James’s Gate.
“Building on this success, now we’re taking experimentation one step further, and looked to deepen the blend between whiskey and stout.”
Signature 106 Blend
The new whiskey sees the flavour note impact on the signature 106 blend, finished for 11 months in casks that previously held Guinness Open Gate Brewery’s Coffee Stout, Roe & Co explained.
According to the company, the result is a ‘rare complex discovery for the senses – notes of creamy vanilla and cacao on the nose, full bodied with a touch of sweet molasses and subtle wood spice on the palate, finishing with a creamy mouth coating and subtle roasted malt taste.’
“Focusing only on stout, this year’s Cask & Keg release is the result of the 11-month finishing of Roe & Co’s blend 106 in barrels which previously matured coffee-infused stout,” Simpson said.
“The result is a coffee stout finish with undertones of cream soda, subtle soft wood spice, and tropical fruit.”
It is available in limited quantities and for purchase at the Roe & Co Distillery.
Roe & Co recommends that the whiskey is served neat or with ice, however, the underlying coffee notes imparted by the stout ‘offer an intriguing cocktail base for a twist on the traditional espresso Martini’.
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