ST. ALi × STARWARD WHISKY GIFT BOX
RED BERRIES + CURRENTS + SPICE
CULTIVAR: San Ramon and Caturra
PROCESSING: Washed and Barrel-Aged
ST. ALi and Starward Whisky have combined their artistry and expertise for this collaboration. We've started with the Las Ventanas coffee from the Vides 58 farm in Guatemala, sourced from their original Finca La Bolsa farm. The first of six the family runs, the quality of the six farms have kept us coming back for more over the past three harvests. Since placing second at the 2012 Cup of Excellence in Guatemala, Vides 58 have remained focused on producing the highest quality coffee possible.
Quality control is the main priority at every stage of production, from pruning, careful selection of the cherries themselves, separation by quality, variety, and fermentation process, then careful supervision at the wet mill and as the beans are patio dried under strict condition. This all results in a refined and luscious coffee, with quality preserved throughout every step in the process.
Starward Whisky is Melbourne made and matured, sourcing all their whisky ingredients within a day's drive from the city proper. These include local growers, winemakers, farmers, traders, and maltsters to ensure fresh, seasonal, local goods are used at all times. The whisky is matured in red wine barrels carefully chosen from nearby local winemakers in Victoria's famous wine regions. These barrels come from bold, full-bodied Australian reds like Shiraz and Cabernet—all soaked in flavour. The wildly varied local weather draws out the signature fruity, delicious flavour of Starward Whisky in just three short years, an 'elemental' maturation unachievable anywhere else but Melbourne.
We infused our green coffee from Las Ventanas in Starward Whisky barrels for three days, then roasted the beans to perfection. We're left with an amazing product perfect for Melbourne Martinis, Melbourne (nee-Irish) coffee, or just for a slow-sipping afternoon in the sun. Tasting of red berries, currants, and spice, Melbourne made and proud, this is a limited run coffee literally
like no other.