Last week, le boyfriend and I were invited to attend a Chocolate + Scotch tasting at one of my favorite Toronto restaurants – MoRoCo Chocolat. If you’ve been reading for a while, you probably already know that I’ve been to a few scotch tastings before, and though I am still not a big drinker, I am much more open to ordering a glass of Macallan (on the rocks) and savouring it ever so slowly.
This also was my first time pairing scotch with chocolate, and I must say that the combo is a match made in indulgent heaven. Once again, Macallan brand ambassador Marc Laverdiere led the tasting, teaching us to smell our scotch properly (mouth open), diluting the Cask Strength scotch with some water to open it up, and of course, showing us which types of chocolate go well with different types of scotch.
Both le boyfriend and I walked away happy to have participated and learned something new. It was a fun way to spend an evening together, and a great intro to scotch for someone like me, who, perhaps, has always thought that drinking whiskey was a guy thing. So next time you head out to MoRoCo or host a party of your own, consider ordering a glass of Macallan 12 (my fave), along with some yummy truffles. Way more sophisticated than a Screwdriver, and flavourful to boot. Also, check out MoRoCo’s Events Page for more chocolate tastings, and other fun events.