Following the rebrand of the Wemyss Malts core range last year, the family-run business is continuing to support local enterprises by partnering with Edinburgh’s Chocolate and Pastry Bar. The Wemyss Malts team has worked with chocolatier Chef Chiara Scipione to create the trio of chocolate, which is handmade with 54% cocoa Belgian dark chocolate.
The new chocolate bars take both their names and their flavours from those of the Wemyss core range – ‘The Hive’, ‘Spice King’ and ‘Peat Chimney’ – and present three different taste experiences. ‘The Hive’ chocolate bar is blended with caramelised orange pieces, ‘Spice King’ is carefully combined with cracked black pepper and caramel, and ‘Peat Chimney’ is made with Islay peat-smoked oats and almonds.
Steven Shand, whisky blender at Wemyss Malts, commented: “The past year hasn’t been easy for anyone, so we wanted to do our part to support our neighbours while exploring a new territory for the Wemyss Malts brand.”
Chef Chiara Scipione, owner of The Chocolate and Pastry Bar, added: “I’ve loved exploring the unique tasting notes of the Wemyss Malts core range and matching them with the flavour tones of the Belgian Chocolate. From the beginning of this process, I’ve been inspired by the brand's unique take on whisky blending and their selection of flavours to suit every type of personality.”
Shand also added: “Whether you’re celebrating lockdown love or searching for an isolation treat, our new range of handmade Belgian Couverture Chocolates are the perfect pick me up this Valentine’s Day.”
The Wemyss core range is available through spirit and whisky specialists worldwide from £39.95, while the trio of exclusive chocolates are on offer at £4.95 per bar or free with a purchase of one of the Wemyss Malts core range. Both are also available directly from the Wemyss Malts online shop.