Enjoy indulgent malt whiskies with notes of chocolate this Easter

Leading malt whisky specialist, Gordon & MacPhail has picked the perfect line up for whisky lovers this Easter, showcasing drams with a variety of luxurious chocolate notes for an indulgent celebration.

Before dinner, try a Connoisseurs Choice Glen Elgin 1998. This light Speyside dram, which won a silver award in last year’s Scotch Whisky Masters competition, offers subtle Sherry influences on the nose with pressed apples, dried apricots, and tangerine aromas, complemented by a cocoa edge. Flavours of spice with orange, grapefruit, and blackcurrant give way to lingering milk chocolate on the tongue with a smooth and spicy finish.

Gordon & MacPhail’s Rare Vintage Linkwood 1972 is a mouth coating dram with an enthralling, spirited sweetness and delectable cinnamon edge. Tangy lemon and lime citrus flavours develop into a long, creamy and warming finish with a delightful milk chocolate edge.

Complete your celebrations with the perfect after dinner dram. Rare Vintage Glen Grant 1953 has spent six decades maturing in a medley of Sherry casks. This golden amber liquid explodes on the palate with a ginger spiciness complemented by juicy ripe oranges. Dark chocolate remains, shifting into a lingering bonfire edge.

Mark Angus, Retail Manager at Gordon & MacPhail’s South Street store, said: “Matching chocolate with whisky is complex because the flavours of both reflect their regions of origin.

“We hope whisky lovers will enjoy experimenting this Easter to find their perfect whisky and chocolate pairing.” 

If you are attending the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival and would like to find out more about whisky and chocolate pairing, Gordon & MacPhail is hosting Sweet Drams, an event with whisky and chocolate experts exploring the perfect pairings. The whiskies to be tasted are being kept firmly under wraps at what promises to be a delicious event.”

The event takes place on 27th April at Gordon & MacPhail’s shop on South Street, Elgin.

Source: Muckle Media




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