Scotch drinkers are sophisticated drinkers (in my opinion!). They relish each sip, truly savoring each flavor they are presented with from this complex and classic libation. So today, they can celebrate with fellow scotch lovers on National Scotch Day!
Scotch is a malt whisky or grain whiskey made in Scotland. All Scotch whiskies are aged for a minimum of at least three years and one day in oak barrels. It’s not uncommon to enjoy a whiskey aged 50+ years! Enjoyed alone or shared with friends, scotch has a faithful fan base that is continuing to grow among all ages.
For this fun holiday, I suggest you enjoy it with a little chocolate, of course! Some say that the chocolate cuts through the alcohol burn of whisky allowing other scotch notes to come through you might not normally experience alone. Others think that if not paired correctly, the chocolate can overly coat the tongue, dulling the taste buds as whiskey’s strong aroma overwhelms the nose. I think you could make this case for various pairing experiences. But if scotch and chocolate are paired correctly, the combination has the ability to really ‘wow’ from start to finish. For example, some whisky presents hints of sweetness, so you could pair it with a rich dark chocolate (think our dark chocolate truffle) that contains just the right hint of bitter notes.
If you’re looking to celebrate this delicious day without figuring how to pair scotch with chocolate – we’ve got a perfect solution. Enjoy our Spirits Truffle Collection featuring the perfectly balanced combinations of bourbon, rum, and scotch. Our owner, Nicole has taken the hard work of figuring out how much alcohol is needed in these deep delicious chocolate. Just enough, not too much. Scotch connoisseurs will enjoy savoring each one of these truffles – bit by bit, little by little – just as they do while sipping on timeless scotch. Enjoy National Scotch Day!