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Glengoyne Unveils Whisky-Lovers Easter Egg

Posted on 12 Apr 2017 by Glengoyne Distillery

To celebrate Easter, Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has commissioned Scotland’s internationally renowned chocolatier Iain Burnett, The Highland Chocolatier, to create the ultimate whisky-lovers egg.

 

This giant handmade egg, which is crafted using single-origin 71% São Tomé island couverture chocolate, encases a bottle of award winning 21 Year Old from Glengoyne. The South Atlantic chocolate carries both the red fruit notes and dry spices of the 21 Year Old malt. A touch of oak lingers on the palate from this special dark chocolate which ties in with the after note of the whisky.

 

The egg also celebrates the partnership and shared values between the two Highland businesses who both focus on the use of natural ingredients and time-honoured craft. The Highland Chocolatier is now the distillery’s sole chocolate supplier and the partnership is further promoted through Glengoyne’s Whisky and Chocolate Matching Tour.

 

Iain Weir, Marketing Director at Glengoyne, said: “We are delighted to be able to reveal the ultimate whisky-lovers Easter egg, crafted by our friend and Glengoyne Kindred Spirit, Iain Burnett. Such skill and precision has gone in to this creation and like Glengoyne, Iain and his team use outstanding flavours and textures to delight the palate.

 

“Our 21 Year Old is matured in the finest sherry oak casks and boasts notes of Christmas cake, honey, and rich fruit, the perfect accompaniment to the dark world-class São Tomé chocolate that The Highland Chocolatier has become famous for. For us, this is the perfect way to celebrate Easter!”.  

 

Master Chocolatier Iain Burnett, said: “It was a pleasure to make this whisky-lover’s Easter egg for my friends at Glengoyne.  The lattice-work egg is an example of what can be done with craftsmanship in chocolate and is adorned with chocolate butterflies and mirrors the deep colours and flavours of the sherry matured whisky.

 

“My small dedicated team of chocolatiers are trained in-house to meticulously hand-craft chocolates so this giant egg was a great challenge and took the work of three of my most skilled chocolatiers. I’m proud to be the chocolatier to Glengoyne and feel that our mutual values of excellence and craftsmanship lay great foundations for the future. We look forward to what this partnership will bring.”

 

The egg will now take pride of place in the Glengoyne shop after being created in Iain Burnett’s Grandtully chocolate kitchen.