Mr. Black is the original cold press coffee liqueur – a bitter, intense spirit and coffee creation not intended for the weak of mind or faint of heart. A unique drop that embodies Australia’s progressive coffee culture and our unrelenting pursuit of steel ground, cold extracted, caffeinated perfection. Bitter, bold, and impeccably balanced, Mr. Black isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. In fact, if you’re after a cup of tea, you’re in the wrong place entirely. Mr. Black is dark blend of pure Australian grain spirit and three specialty coffees from three unique origins, chosen for their aroma, flavour and finish. It took 9 months and over 240 trials to create Mr. Black, a devilishly dark liquor with a bold coffee kick. This exceptional spirit is ground and cold-pressed by hand in tiny batches of 300 at our very small distillery on the Central Coast of New South Wales. We source our single origin arabica beans from Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia, and Brazil. Each bean in our blend is roasted to our exacting specifications to ensure correct caramelisation and flavour profile. Mr. Black is cold infused, cold pressed and unfiltered to ensure the flavours and aromas of our liqueur reflect the character and provenance of our coffee beans.
Opaque deep burnt umber colour with sienna brown edges shows some viscosity. Top note is just-opened-coffee-bag-fresh over heavier aromas of cocoa and cafe creme. After several minutes in the glass the vibrancy drops a notch and the aroma shifts towards bitter dark chocolate. Creamy textured, light to medium bodied palate presents with rich mocha, vanilla and dark chocolate flavours rounded off by a very gently bitter finish to balance. Semi sweet coffee and caramel aftertaste on the finish.