Dark Chocolate and Whisky Truffles
Dark Chocolate and Whisky Truffles were created specially for Jeffrey Street Whisky and Tobacco by an experienced French Chocolatier. The very idea of matching whisky and chocolate seemed far fetched in our eyes until we met Olivier Nicod
. We sat down one rainy morning and ran a tasting, pairing Olivier's suggestion of dark chocolate from around the world with fine whiskies that we had selected. After a while we had noticed that the smokey whiskies worked particularly well with dark chocolate. Following this discovery Olivier has created a unique recipe using Benromach Peat and smoke which was our first choice. Our super tasty truffles are packed with this fantastic single malt form this famous Speyside Distillery.
Having pursue his passion through a background in chocolate and pastry over 25 years, Olivier has acquired his technical expertise in chocolate development during the last 10 exciting years. A belief that clients are looking to create or refine products combined with Olivier's ability to regulate technical aspects such as balance, flavour, stability and shelf-life allows him to share his experience and achieve what he enjoys. Going to the source of cocoa enables Olivier to learn about the evolving future of chocolate , discover the challenges facing the industry and permits him to work on bean to bar projects. Currently consulting regarding couverture quality and recipe enhancement, Olivier is collaborating with other professionals in order to follow the market and it's ever changing trends