2019 Scotch and Chocolate Pairings

January 20, 2020

scotch and chocolate

2019 Scotch and Chocolate Pairings

Did you miss out on the 2019 Scotch and Chocolate Pairing? Or have you misplaced your notes since the tasting? 

Well not too worry, we’re sharing all the delicious details along with some of our favourite photos from the event! Tickets for the 2020 Pairing will be available in the Fall. Want to be the first to know? Subscribe to the RTC enewsletter for the latest sweet stuff, including exclusive event details. 

Scotch region map

For the 2019 Scotch and Chocolate pairing, we sampled 5 drams of whiskeys from various regions of Scotland. Each region has its own flavour profiles and unique distilling techniques that create a wide variety of Scotches. Here are all of the dram details...

The Macallan - 12 year old Double Casked is a Speyside Scotch

Kilchoman is made on the southernmost island of the Herbides, Islay

Glen Moray (Elgin Classic) is also a Speyside whiskey

Bruichladdich, The Classic Laddie, is also made on Islay

Dalwhinnie, Distillers Edition, is distilled in the Highlands

Scotch expert, Steve Rae

Certified Whiskey Sommelier, Steve Rae, led the pairings, examining each Scotch for its unique flavour profile. He carefully selected this year’s whiskeys to cover a range of distilleries from various areas of Scotland. 

Each of the Scotches is available through the LCBO so you can recreate the pairings at home!

Candymaker, Christine Chessell

Candymaker, Christine Chessell from RTC, was on hand to present the chocolates for each pairing. 

Working closely with Rae, the two selected pairings which dramatically enhance and sometimes even alter the flavour profiles of the whiskeys. 

The Macallan paired with Semi Sweet (60%) Orange Peel Bark
Kilchoman paired with Semi Sweet (60%) Coffee Bean Bark AND Semi Sweet Black Licorice
Glen Morey – Speyside (Elgin Classic) paired with Semi Sweet (60%) Lemon Cream
Bruichladdich, The Classic Laddie paired with Sugared Ginger
Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition paired with Bitter Sweet 72% Cranberry Almond Bark AND Semi Sweet Orange Peel

Featured Candy

Kenya Coffee Bean Bark

Semi Sweet (60%) Orange Peel Bark

Zesty orange peel in velvety dark chocolate. Seasonally available in-store only.

Kenya Coffee Bean Bark

Semi Sweet (60%) Coffee Bean Bark

Velvety rich, dark chocolate with coffee beans 225g - $14.95

Chocolate covered Licorice

Semi Sweet Black Licorice

Chocolate dipped Wallaby Black Licorice
225g - $9.95

Kenya Coffee Bean Bark

Semi Sweet (60%) Lemon Cream

NEW, lemon cream centre enrobed in semi sweet chocolate. Currently available only in-store.

sugared ginger

Sugared Ginger

Fiji candied ginger finished with a fine sugar dusting
125g - $5.75

72% Cocoa Bark w/ Cranberries & Almonds

Bitter Sweet 72% Cranberry Almond Bark

Dark chocolate with cranberries and almonds. 225g - $14.95

Dark Orange Peel

Semi Sweet Orange Peel

Zesty orange peel in velvety dark chocolate
225g - $19.95

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    Brad K, Google

  • I live in Stratford and I have family who come to visit from the States and that's the first place they want to go when they come. I can honestly say that they are the best chocolates I've ever had. It's worth the trip!

    Diane T, TripAdvisor

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