Gin, chocolate, fireside. There, we’ve got your attention 😉 For those looking for the perfect gift for the gin-lover in your life, we invite you to consider this heavenly pairing from Pothecary Gin and Kerry Witt of “Chocolate by Miss Witt”.
Both parties having a passion for botanicals and flavours, we could only anticipate delicious things from the pairing!
Included in the gift set is a 100ml bottle of Pothecary Gin and 4 gourmet chocolates. They come in a beautiful (and very gift-able) ribbon adorned box. The good folk at Pothecary recommended the chocolates were paired with the gin either neat or over ice and for our tasting session, we chose to try it over ice.
Now, we first tried Pothecary back in May just before they launched, so for a review of the gin flavour profile, we kindly direct you here. So let’s get to it and talk about the chocolate in the gift set and how it compliments the gin!
We tried the the “Ana” chocolate first (gold in appearance – perfect for Christmas). Named after Anatolia, the region where the organic black mulberries grow which feature in the gin. The ganache is cleverly crafted using the gin distillates from the black mulberries and organic Sicilian lemons, so a true partnership is born. The chocolate paired really well with the Pothecary gin and in fact it enhanced all of the key flavours and tones in the gin, in particular the lavender.
Next up was the “Provencal” chocolate, in signature Pothecary turquoise. The crisp white chocolate shell offers a hint of the wonderful signature Pothecary lavender flavour without being too overpowering and the soft creamy mousse inside leaves a salty tang which works wonders when combined with the gin itself. A lovely combination and the favourite of the two at The Gin Club.
You can tell that real consideration and craftsmanship has gone into the creation of both the gin and the chocolates. A wonderful partnership, combined in a beautiful gift set – great job guys. I know all of us at The Gin Club would be happy with another one of these in their stocking this coming Christmas.