Chocolate makes an obvious Valentine’s present. So does whisky. So how about whisky and chocolate?! We picked out some readily available whiskies and paired them with some interesting chocolates. And some Maltesers! We had one chocolate pick left over - Super Dark Truffles by Vosges - these go with just about any whisky you can think of so we didn’t bother narrowing it down to just one!!!!
Staff Picks - our choices for this month
Lagavulin 16 and Maltesers
First up is a box of Maltesers. OK. I know what you’re thinking. “Who gives the love of their life a box of Maltesers on Valentine’s Day????” But just hold on there, what’s that with them in the gift bag? It’s only a bottle Lagavulin! Let’s try these together… boom!!!
£47.95 at www.masterofmalt.com
Springbank 10 and Charbonnel & Walker "Sea Salt Caramel Hearts"
How about Charbonnel & Walker Sea Salt Caramel Hearts? Salt caramel has been a fashionable flavour for some time now. Those little salt crystals doing their sour thing next to the sweet caramel. Sounds a bit like that sweet and salty thing you get with Springbank 10. Hold on! What if we put the two together?
£34.99 at www.thegreenwellystop.co.uk
Tomatin 14 year old port finish and Mademoiselle de Margaux "Perles du Médoc"
Mademoiselle de Margaux, a French chocolatier would you believe, make these Perles du Médoc chocolate covered grapes. Soft grapes with peach and apricot notes. Tomatin 14 year old port wood finish has notes of peach, apricot, mango and plum. A match made in heaven.
£44.94 at www.abbeywhisky.com
Ardbeg 10 and Prestat "Cocoa Dusted Almonds"
Prestat Cocoa Dusted Almonds, a truly grown up flavoured treat. Pair that cocoa goodness with coastal smoky notes of Ardbeg 10. Not forgetting this classic 10 year old’s almond overtones which pair beautifully with the… err… almonds and guess what? Another match made in heaven.
£36.99 at www.thewinechambers.co.uk