Chocolate of the Day
Trust Single Cask Madeira Whiskey 75% Cacao Barrel Aged Dark Chocolate (bar)
Weight: .97 oz. (27.5 g.) / 1.94 oz. (55 g.) in total bar
Calories: 225 calories in 3/4 bar
Cost: $18.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocolate Covered, San Francisco, CA
Welcome to Day #7 of Chocolate, Spirits and Savory Snacks Theme Week, and Day #1 of Chocolate and Cheese Week.
Today's Special Release Trust Single Cask Madeira Whiskey 75% Cacao Barrel Aged Dark Chocolate was created by Kasama Chocolate (Vancouver, B.C.) in collaboration with The Liberty Distillery (Granville Island, B.C.) that makes spirits from "grain to glass."
Aroma notes included: faint, sweet boozy (sherry) infused dark chocolate, and brown sugar.
This chocolate had a smooth texture and flavor. And the creamy melt slowly released luxurious layers of warm, aged whiskey flavor notes, and very faint wood/oak and caramel.
The cacao used to make this bean-to-bar 75% cacao dark chocolate was from the Philippines. And, as mentioned above, The Liberty Distillery helped elevate this chocolate with their Trust Single Cask Whiskey that was aged for three years in Madeira barrels.
I highly recommend savoring this dark chocolate slowly, by itself, to fully enjoy the complex and sophisticated flavors (all very skillfully harmonized) in this special release, three-ingredient bar.
After several bites, this chocolate also paired nicely with a cheese plate (goat cheese, aged blue cheese and manchego).
Ingredients: "Madeira Barrel Aged Cacao Nibs, Unrefined Cane Sugar*, Cacao Butter*" (*Organic)
Allergen-related information: "Made in a facility that contains nuts."