Whole Beans

Christmas Cask 003 Pre Orders.

The coffee is resting in barrel right now.  It will be roasted and shipped seperately from any other coffee ordered on or close to 17th December to keep the coffee as fresh and delicious as possible.

The bon vivant of our coffees. Cask finished specialty coffee rests in Speyside/Sherry casks slowly stealing its bold raisin, fruit and caramel liqueur like quality for its own.


Producer: Grupo Asociativo Villa Esperanza (La Virgen)

Region: Department of Huila, Colombia Colombia; Jerez, Spain; Speyside, Scotland

Cultivar: Colombia, Caturra

Process: Cask Finished Washed Process

Altitude: 1500m - 1900m asl


Our coffee takes its inspiration from the Valinch, a pipette used for drawing whisky out a cask for sampling, and known colloquially in distilleries as the ‘whisky thief’. Over a month of resting in whisky barrels, the green unroasted coffee slowly absorbs left over heady aromas of whisky through the deft and guile of osmosis. After resting the coffee finds a point of perfect equilibrium ready for roasting with a new, unique flavour profile.

Our choice of barrel was originally a Spanish sherry cask with a Speyside whisky further aged and finished during the final maturation. These drinks are full of dried fruit, nut and caramel like aromatics with a liqueur like quality that adds vibrance to the finish, perfect for pairing with coffee.

The third and this years festive cask release of The Whisky Thief changes to the ever approachable and moreish La Virgen from Huila in Colombia. With its classic dried fruit and caramel flavours intensified with the cask finishing, further red fruit and boozy liqueur like qualities add layers of complexity and interest. We’ve roasted the coffee with a medium to light roast, focusing on the caramel, dried fruit, and vanilla like qualities of La Virgen. These act as a base for the cask finishing and the unique flavour the barrel brings. Here a bold liqueur and whisky note works with plump raisin, ripe red berry and warming spice like notes.

It's the perfect option for mixology as well as more traditional coffee drinks, so with the festive info card we will add some extra recipies full of flavour for you to try at home.

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