At the end of December a wonderful thing happened, Tennessee based Prichard’s Distillery and Nashville, TN based Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Company released their collaboration Double Chocolate Bourbon Whiskey. At first you may be thinking that this would be a sacrilegious experiment trying to make bourbon into a vodka for girly chocolate martinis, let quickly calm your nerves to know that this is pure heaven. Instead of going for the creamy smooth rich chocolate taste that would ruin a great bourbon, they grasped for more of the cocoa bean essence which blend wonderfully with the bourbon.
The Double Barreled Bourbon normally has a toffee, vanilla, caramel, dried fruit flavor to it that when adding the cocoa bean flavor makes it pop to the perfect sipping whiskey. For around $55, it’s a bit steep but a nice whiskey to add to your collection and have around the house. Next up, I have to see how it tastes in a Manhattan!