76% Cacao beans, cane sugar
Bourbon has always been one of To’ak’s favorite pairings with dark chocolate. Thus, the idea emerged to source a bourbon barrel as an aging medium for their chocolate. They chose Woodford Reserve’s distillery as the source of this barrel for reasons both personal and flavorful. The charred American Oak barrel, naturally rich with vanillins and now gently impregnated with the aromas of Bourbon whisky, proved to be a wonderful aging vessel for Ecuadorian dark chocolate. It brings out notes of honey and vanilla in the chocolate, as well as a subtle touch of winter spices.
Nose: Dark fruits, winter spices (clove, black pepper), and delicate oak.
Palate: Rich nutty cacao, plum and cherry, honey, hints of vanilla and clove, toasty wood.
Finish: Nutty and buttery fruits with traces of smoke and oak.