Chocolate and whiskey is one of those combos you have to try at least once in your lifetime. The warming aromas of the whiskey cleanses the mouth nicely, and pairs perfectly with various types of chocolate, especially that of high quality. Both whiskey and chocolate can take on various flavors and forms, from sweet and simple to complex and savory. Chocolate comes in white, milk, and dark varieties along with endless blends of fillings and ganaches. When selecting the best whiskey, we like to review the oak effect like Bourbon to less charred wood barrels found in second or third-use barrels.
Certain flavor profiles of whiskey complement different chocolates. For example, a light floral whiskey pairs excellently with a chocolate containing fruits and nuts. We like Nikka Miyagiko's soft and fruity cask with our Sicilian Salted Lemon Chocolate Bar. When paired together these flavors enhance one another, making it an addicting pairing. Likewise, a maritime whiskey would be a delicious accompaniment to a sea salt caramel milk chocolate. Our Whiskey Sea Salt Truffle combines the best of both worlds, rich chocolate, light whiskey, maple syrup and a bit of saltiness.
Akashi Single Malt
The light, fruity nature of this malt pairs with the Harvey Wallbanger Chocolate Truffle. The orange notes in the truffle and herbaceous liquor compliment the whiskeys herbal notes.
Ohishi Sakura Cask
Sweet whiskeys (less wood charred) are better with salt/caramel or savory chocolates as vanilla notes can be disruptive.
Rich whiskey (charred oak, vanilla flavor), choose lower content chocolate that's more on the sweeter side.