Kings County Distillery has unveiled a new Coffee Whiskey, made in collaboration with Brooklyn Navy Yard neighbors Parlor Coffee. Crafted from a blend of Kings County’s whiskeys and Parlor’s ready-to-drink Cold Brew, the new hyper-local offering looks to represent the forefront of Brooklyn’s craft culture.
”While cocktail-making has evolved rapidly over the last two decades, we haven’t necessarily seen that same creativity translate 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. And, after a year of R&D, it became clear that we’d found a perfect match in the best-in-class Cold Brew developed by our friends at Parlor Coffee.”
“We developed Parlor Cold Brew with the belief that a better tasting beverage will always start with better ingredients,” said Parlor Coffee Co-Founder AJ Walzer. “Our friends and neighbors at Kings County share this belief—their dedication to their craft parallels our own. When Kings County reached out to us with their concept to create a better coffee whiskey, we had no doubt they would achieve it, and we are honored that they found our Cold Brew as worthy of celebration as we do.”
The lively, tropical top notes and creamy, chocolate undertones of Parlor’s Cold Brew—made from a blend of sourced coffees and roasted in Brooklyn—marry perfectly with the balanced sweetness and rich complexity of Kings County’s bourbon and corn whiskey. The resulting drink finds an added depth of flavor that evokes both Madeira wines and Italian amari.
Kings County Coffee Whiskey will go on sale on Wednesday, April 19th at the distillery and will begin rolling out to New York accounts and national distributors the next day. Each 750ml bottle is lightly caffeinated (14mg per 1.5oz serving) and 40% ABV and carries a suggested retail price in the mid-$40 range.
For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
Last fall, Kings County Distillery unveiled a Blended Bourbon. The flagship blended bourbon is made from house-distilled straight whiskeys.