A Perfect Valentine's Gift
The Artisan Chocolates and Single Malt Whiskies are perfectly presented on recycled Oak Scotch Whisky Barrels
There is quite often a lot of pressure to be romantic and thoughtful on Valentine’s Day, which has become an international celebration of love. But for Whisky lovers, it can sometimes prove difficult combining a love of all things Scotch with the more traditional gifts we’ve become all too familiar with. Which is why The Clydeside Distillery’s latest offering, The Chocolate & Whisky Tour, is the perfect combination for a very special Valentine’s Day.
In their most basic forms, both are made from a simple blend of ingredients that combine to produce a spectacular variety of diverse flavours. Finding the perfect marriage of whisky and chocolate has, therefore, become a fun way to explore both products and experience their flavour offerings.
If a whisky is peaty for example, this can pair perfectly with more robust chocolate which will play with the peat and can be like an explosion of flavours dancing together on your taste buds.
The new Chocolate & Whisky tour is a great way to experience the true pleasures of this pairing, and finding the perfect balance is the best part. The tastings focus on exploring different types of whisky alongside the various aromas and tastes that are found in great quality chocolate. If a whisky is peaty for example, this can pair perfectly with more robust chocolate which will play with the peat and can be like an explosion of flavours dancing together on your taste buds. So, choosing the flavours which complement and balance each other, but can also mysteriously alter their flavours, is a fun and fascinating process.
With tastings and pairings becoming more and more popular, the new tour is a perfect addition to the DISTILLIERIES visitor experience.
Like whisky, chocolate changes depending on where it is grown, and like whisky, the way in which it is produced can vary vastly from one producer to another. Some are delicate, smooth and floral while others are notably bolder and more intense. So, it seems only natural that these two go so well together.
With tastings and pairing becoming more and more popular, the new tour is a perfect addition to the distilleries visitor experience. Guests can discover the fascinating relationship between Glasgow and the scotch whisky industry, as well as savouring 5 carefully selected Single Malt Whisky drams, each paired with one of my handmade chocolates, using superior cocoa beans and specially sourced ingredients.
The Chocolate & Whisky tour offers magnificent and romantic views over the River Clyde and The Clydeside's stunning copper stills.
Finishing in the distilleries ‘Blender’s Room’, the tour offers magnificent and romantic views over the River Clyde and of The Clydeside’s stunning copper stills for a truly memorable experience of sight, sound, smell and taste.
The Chocolate & Whisky Tour is priced at £28pp and is available daily from 15.30 (16.30 on selected dates)