Last year saw the launch of Common Grounds, a collaboration with ourselves and Magic Rock Brewery, to make the the ultimate triple coffee porter. This collaboration has now gone even further.
Magic Rock use whiskey barrels to age some of their beers in. This mellows the flavours of the beer and adds complexity from the wood and the traces of whiskey. The same effect can be found when you store green beans in the barrels. We use washed Ethiopian coffee from Yirgacheffe, that is “aged” in a Bourbon barrel for a couple of week before roasting
The results are stunning. A faint aroma of the whiskey (especially when you grind it!) gives way to a sweet smooth vanilla flavour. Just delicious.