Woodford Reserve Teams with Compartés for Chocolate Pairing


January 10, 2024

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Compartés chocolates SQUARE

Woodford Reserve has partnered with award-winning gourmet chocolate brand Compartés to create a limited-edition four-piece chocolate collection that was inspired by Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon.

Compartés chocolatier Jonathan Grahm teamed up with Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall to create unique chocolate designed to pair seamlessly with Woodford Double Oaked. Handcrafted by a small team of chocolatiers in Los Angeles, each of the four truffle flavors complements the Double Oaked sweet, aromatic flavor profile.

“Jonathan Grahm is a true genius and artist,” McCall said in a news release. “The tasting notes of wood, spice and florals found in the chocolates align perfectly with the flavors found in Woodford Reserve Double Oaked.”

Compartés x Woodford Reserve chocolates are created with a beautiful gold design and include four unique flavors that accentuate specific characteristics of Double Oaked:

  • Butterscotch chocolate compliments the sweet aromatic flavors in Double Oaked, enhancing the butterscotch notes and bringing out the roasted coffee flavor. The combination of the bourbon and butterscotch chocolate tastes like chocolate-covered espresso beans.
  • Pear Nutmeg chocolate highlights Double Oaked’s fruit, floral, and spice flavors. It brings out the sharp cedar, pepper spice and the dark raisin character of the bourbon.
  • Oak Smoked Salt Caramel chocolate pairs with the wood, spice, and sweet aromatic flavors of Double Oaked. The smoked salt makes the mouth water, followed by herbal tea and tobacco notes and a dry cocoa finish.
  • Maple Pecan chocolate complements Double Oaked’s grain, wood, and sweet aromatic notes. The chocolate highlights sweet brown sugar and maple notes, as well as the sweet oak and nutty pecan, almond, and walnut flavors of the bourbon.

“The flavors in bourbon are so complementary to the flavors in chocolate, so partnering with Woodford Reserve was a perfect match,” Grahm said. “I don’t think there’s another bourbon and chocolate pairing that is truly as perfect and in sync as Double Oaked and the chocolate truffles we’ve created.”

The limited edition Compartés x Woodford Reserve Double Oaked bundle includes a 750ml of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked and four-piece chocolate box. It is available for $87.94 exclusively on Reserve Bar HERE. They’re also available at large and small retailers nationwide, many of which offer them as a set, and at Woodford Reserve Distillery.

Guests traveling to the Distillery have the opportunity to reserve the “Indulge the Senses” tour and tasting to experience a guided Double Oaked and Compartés pairing. Tickets are available for a limited time through February at woodfordreserve.com