Yeap, it’s this time of the year again… You’ve been trying to avoid the vision of your little cousin eating his bodyweight in sugary milk chocolate from Tesco those past few years but this Easter, you promised yourself you would join the party one way or another… I’ve got a secret weapon for you.. and you probably guessed it: whisky! But not any whisky… Let’s have a look at a few chocolate-forward drams you can quench your thirst with this Sunday!
Gordon & MacPhail came to help and 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.