A brand new premium coffee-flavored whiskey recently entered the market: Kentucky Coffee.
The release comes out of a partnership between the coffee and whiskey worlds and brings what’s described as the aroma and taste of coffee into a premium whiskey. The smooth finish is felt by those behind it to make a one-of-a-kind spirit.
It was bottled and distilled in Kentucky and said to be inspired by America’s cowboys who sipped on ‘cowboy coffee’ during the day and switched to strong whiskey at night, also called “fire water” by the cowboys.
The release uses real coffee extract and “the bold flavors of dark roast coffee” to enhance its whiskey finish. The distillery said it has notes of silky maps and vanilla, and can be drunk as a shot, on the rocks or in a signature cocktail.
Kentucky Coffee was born from co-founder and Atomic Brands CEO Don Deubler Jr. in 2017.
“Kentucky Coffee unites the best of two consumer favorites: coffee and whiskey. It creates an unmatched, timeless taste that takes you back to simple and special moments around the campfire with loved ones,” said Deubler Jr. in a prepared statement. “We’ve seen an incredible response to this bold flavor right out of the gate, and we’re excited to invite new consumers to discover this exciting flavor combination and create stories and adventures of their own.”
Kentucky Coffee is 66 proof and 33% alcohol by volume. It currently retails at $19.99 for a 750ml bottle. It’s available across select on-premise locations and liquor retailers in Kentucky, Missouri and Ohio with more markets to be announced soon.
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Hannah Kanik is a freelance writer from California. Two years ago, she found herself drinking Scottish whisky atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and found her love for whisky and its storytelling side-effects.