Balblair Single Malt Scotch Whisky perfect chocolate pairing

If you’ve never contemplated mixing whisky with chocolate, then you may just want to reconsider this dreamy pairing. Personally, up until now I’ve never really put the two together, but I have to say that after a evening meal, there really isn’t anything nicer!

Established in 1790, Balblair is being one of the oldest working distilleries in the Northern Scottish Highlands. It offers 4exceptional, delicious ages of whisky, which are defined by its unique water, sourced from Allt Dearg burn as well as their meticulous cask selection policy.

Below you can see details of the range and the recommended chocolate pairing notes:

12-year-old Single Malt Scotch Whisky: 

The defining expression of Balblair’s Highland distillery, the 12-Year-Old strikes an elegantly fine balance of fruit, spice and sweetness. The combination of bright citrus and creamy vanilla aromas with ground spice and dried orange slices to taste.  
Perfect pairing: An orange infused milk chocolate is the ideal partner for this charismatic single malt. 

15-year-old Single Malt Scotch Whisky: 

The Balblair 15-year-old is a perfectly rounded and velvety single malt, which merges tropical character with the rich texture of smoothly melted chocolate to create a superb finish. Mature and mellow in style, aromas of leatherwood honey and spiced gingerbread open up flavours of rich chocolate and sweet tropical fruit. 

Perfect pairing: A sophisticated honeycomb 60% dark chocolate is the perfect companion for this velvety smooth single malt 

18-year-old Single Malt Scotch Whisky: 

Perfect for late autumnal evenings, Balblair’s 18-year-old single malt promises perfect balance, staying true to the bright, fruity style of Balblair distillery. From the rich toffee and baked pear aromas, through to the juicy apricots, seasoned oak and vanilla custard coming together on the palate. 

Perfect pairing: This masterful whisky pairs immaculately with the very best quality 80% dark chocolate. 

25-year-old Single Malt Scotch Whisky: 

Nurtured for over a quarter of a century, Balblair’s 25-year-old single malt has developed a depth of full-bodied, indulgent intensity with aromas of richly sweet apricots and dark liquorice, which is contrasted with polished oak.  

Perfect pairing: A decadent milk chocolate praline to enhance the oily citrus flavours and compliment the faint note of tobacco leaf will lead to a perfect, rich and warm finish. 

Check out the range here.

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