team up with the Highland chocolatier to
create a giant whisky lovers Easter Egg.
To celebrate Easter Glengoyne, the
Scottish owned Highland distillery has
teamed up with The Highland Chocolatier
to create the ultimate whisky-lovers
Easter egg which will be on display in
the Glengoyne distillery shop for from
now and throughout the Easter period.
This giant handmade egg, which is
crafted using single-origin 71% São Tomé
island couverture chocolate, encases a
bottle of the outstanding Glengoyne 21
Year Old. The South Atlantic chocolate
carries both the red fruit notes and dry
spices of the 21 Year Old malt.
Glengoyne tell me that 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
The egg will now take pride of place in
the Glengoyne distillery shop where you
will be able to view it now and over the
You will also find the current Glengoyne
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