TCL LIVE | Pairing Event Review: Chocolate & Whiskey

TCL LIVE | Pairing Event Review: Chocolate & Whiskey

Episode 129 of #TheChocolateLifeLIVE is LIVE from 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT on Friday, August 18th.

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Episode Overview

In this episode, I will be reviewing a chocolate and whiskey pairing event I co-hosted for Speakeasy members at the Founding Fathers Collective here in Prescott.

Founding Fathers Collective
Founding Fathers Collective unites five companies under one roof to provide services that champion care and connection in downtown Prescott, AZ.

For the event, four whiskeys and four chocolates – all made right here in Arizona – have been selected.

The Whiskeys

  • Whiskey Del Bac – Classic (@ 92 proof)
  • Whiskey Del Bac – Dorado (@ 92 proof)
  • Whiskey Del Bac – Old Pueblo (unaged white spirit @ 90 proof)
  • Whiskey Del Bac – Sentinel (95% Rye @ 92 proof)
Award-winning American single malt from the southwest
Whiskey Del Bac is known for its American Single Malt whiskies distilled in the sonoran desert using the traditional Scottish method with mesquite, not peat.

The Chocolates

  • Stone Grindz – Ancient Ecuador (@ 85%)
  • Stone Grindz – Wild Bolivia (@ 70%)
  • Orinoco Chocolate Co – No3 Blend (Venezuelas @70%)
  • Orinoco Chocolate Co – Piaroa (Venezuela @ 60%)
Stone Grindz Chocolate Handmade Award Winning Chocolate
Bean to Bar chocolate crafted with love in Scottsdale, Arizona. 3 Time International Chocolate Award Winner right here in the USA!
Bean To Bar Craft Chocolate | Orinoco Chocolate Co. | Prescott, Arizona
Bean to bar craft chocolate shipped worldwide. Handmade in small batches with maple sugar. Allergen, vegan and keto friendly. Gluten free, soy free, peanut free, refined sugar free.

Event Format

I prefer to demonstrate my process, not the results of my process. Therefore, I am going in cold. I will not have tasted any of the four whiskeys in advance and I have tasted only two of the four chocolates.

The approach I will use is the one I call “3 & 1 and 1 & 3.”

I will first pair a bracket of three of the whiskeys with one of the chocolates, and for the second bracket I will pair three of the chocolates with one of the whiskeys.

I will explain the reasoning behind the process – and how it went for this pairing, which will be for twenty guests – during the live stream.

I will also share the brackets during the live stream – but you might want to visit the respective websites for Del Bac, Stone Grindz, and Orinoco to learn more about the whiskeys and the chocolates and guess at my brackets from the descriptions.


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