They say a balanced diet is a chocolate in each hand, but Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky prefer a chocolate in one and a dram in the other as Scotland's most beautiful distillery unveils a dram fine interactive chocolate and whisky-tasting tour, in partnership with Glasgow-based chocolatier Nucoco. â?¨
The new Tour will offer visitors a chocolate and whisky tasting experience designed specifically to complement the flavour profiles. The matching session will pair 10 yo Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky with a smooth Nucoco milk chocolate and tablet delight and a hand-crafted a 54% dark chocolate with cranberry, whilst in order to go toe to toe with the dried fruit and rich, spicy oak flavours of the Glengoyne 21yo Nucoco has created a 54% dark chocolate with ginger and a 70% dark chocolate with pistachio. Also included in the new Experience is a tour of the Distillery and a welcome dram of Glengoyne 12yo.
Stuart Hendry, Brand Heritage & Commercial Manager at Glengoyne Distillery said: "We are really excited about the partnership with Nucoco. There is a good link with whisky and chocolate - single estate chocolate is equivalent to single malt whisky, whereas single bean varieties can be as sought after as single cask whisky. Over the last few weeks our Distillery team has spent hours with Jackie Wynne of Nucoco, relentlessly consuming fine chocolate and single malt in the pursuit of perfect pairings. It was not easy, but we stuck with it. This will be an enjoyable new way to visit Glengoyne, it will complement our in-depth whisky tours and I wholeheartedly recommend an hour and half of blissful indulgence. "
As well as enjoying the new tours at the distillery, Nucoco chocolates will also be available to purchase at the distillery shop and online with suggested whisky matches.
Stuart continued: "Glengoyne and Nucoco are well-aligned to work together. Both are family businesses with similar brand values - to offer a premium product that has been produced through investment of time and infinite care. Glengoyne whisky is hand-crafted using air-dried barley and oak sherry casks, which are seasoned for six years while Nucoco is produced from the finest cocoa beans from Asia, Africa and America. Both result in an innovative, top quality product. "
Glengoyne is one of Scotland's leading, independent, family-owned distillers and has been owned by Ian Macleod Distillers for almost 10 years. The Glengoyne Distillery - highly regarded as Scotland's most beautiful distillery in Dumgoyne near Loch Lomond - runs its stills slower than any other distillery, supporting the claim that Glengoyne genuinely is "Worth the Wait"
The Tour costs £20 per person and runs every hour between 10am-4pm. Tour bookings can be made by calling 01360 550 254.