Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, Woodford Reserve has partnered with award-winning gourmet chocolate brand Compartés to create a limited-edition four-piece chocolate collection inspired by Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon.

Compartés chocolatier Jonathan Grahm teamed up with Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall to create unique chocolate that pairs seamlessly with Double Oaked. Handcrafted by a small team of chocolatiers in Los Angeles, each of the four truffle flavors complements the Double Oaked sweet, aromatic flavor profile.

“Jonathan Grahm is a true genius and artist,” McCall said. “The tasting notes of wood, spice, and florals found in the chocolates align perfectly with the flavors found in Woodford Reserve Double Oaked.”

Compartés x Woodford Reserve chocolates are handcrafted with a beautiful gold design and include four unique flavors that accentuate specific characteristics of Double Oaked:

  • Butterscotch chocolate compliments Double Oaked’s sweet, aromatic flavors, enhancing the butterscotch notes and bringing out the roasted coffee flavor. The combination of the bourbon and butterscotch chocolate tastes like chocolate-covered espresso beans.
  • Pear Nutmeg chocolate highlights Double Oaked’s fruit, floral, and spice flavors. It brings out the sharp cedar, pepper spice and dark raisin character of the bourbon.
  • Oak Smoked Salt Caramel chocolate pairs with Double Oaked’s wood, spice, and sweet aromatic flavors. The smoked salt makes the mouth water, followed by herbal tea, tobacco notes, and a dry cocoa finish.
  • Maple Pecan chocolate complements Double Oaked’s grain, wood, and sweet aromatic notes. The chocolate highlights sweet brown sugar and maple notes and the sweet oak and nutty pecan, almond, and walnut flavors of the bourbon.

“The flavors in bourbon are so complimentary to the flavors in chocolate, so partnering with Woodford Reserve was a perfect match,” said Grahm. “ I don’t think there’s another bourbon and chocolate pairing that is as perfect and in sync as Double Oaked and the chocolate truffles we’ve created.”

The limited edition Compartés x Woodford Reserve Double Oaked bundle includes 750ml of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked and a four-piece chocolate box. It is available for $87.94 exclusively on Reserve Bar HERE. They’re also available at large and small retailers nationwide, many offering them as a set and at Woodford Reserve Distillery.

Guests traveling to the Distillery can reserve the “Indulge the Senses” tour and tasting to experience a guided Double Oaked and Compartés pairing.  Tickets are available for a limited time through February at woodfordreserve.com.

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