There is a boutique chocolate maker in Nashville that has been getting a lot of attention lately, Olive and Sinclair. They make Southern Artisan Chocolate that is off-the-charts delicious, and they’ve been featured in local, regional and national magazines and websites because of the quality of their products and attention to detail.
There is a boutique spirits distiller in Kelso, Tenn. that has been getting a lot of attention lately. Prichard’s is family run business, currently in the fifth generation of making fine rums and whiskeys. They’ve been featured in local, regional and national magazines and websites because of the quality of their products and attention to detail.
Well, the two of them have gotten together and the result is one of the oddest sounding, yet surprisingly delicious new products to hit the liquor shelves in a long time, Benjamin Prichard’s Double Chocolate Bourbon. They take the beans from Olive and Sinclair and infuse the flavor into their double barreled bourbon. Now, that sounds a little gimmicky, sort of like mango tequila or cherry bomb vodka.
Let me tell you, it’s not gimmicky at all. The chocolate flavor is very subtle and not sweet, as the flavor comes from the beans and not the finished chocolate product. There is a noticeable cocoa flavor that enhances the already outstanding smoothness of the double barrel aged bourbon. It’s a taste that you feel more in the back of your throat. In a word, it’s outstanding.
If you want to try some for yourself, here’s an added bonus: Phil Prichard will be signing bottles at Frugal MacDougal’s on Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 4 to 6 pm.