This chocolate is made with a blend of Ritual's cacao nibs that are aged in High West Distillery bourbon whiskey barrels for several months. This process provides subtle notes of the charred, white American Oak and light hints of bourbon whiskey. We found that aging the nibs in a fresh whiskey barrel has an interesting effect on the final flavor of the chocolate. This is by no means a whiskey flavored chocolate, but the flavor of the whiskey is detectable. What really stands out is the "mellowing" effect of the oak whiskey barrel. The chocolate tastes a bit "softer around the edges" and has a pleasant aroma and aftertaste. Due to this unique aging process, this chocolate is extremely limited.
About Ritual Chocolate
Anna Davies and Robbie Stout started Ritual in 2010 in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, eventually settling in the mountain town of Park City Utah, and traveling the world in search of the best cacao. They fell in love with chocolate—not just the eating part, but the history of and the beautiful stories of small chocolatiers around Europe that would live above their chocolate shops and devote their lives to creating and perfecting their craft.
Ritual uses old world techniques combined with newer machinery to craft the best and smoothest chocolate possible. They believe that chocolate is about experiences. Tasting experiences. Simple moments to share. A gift to unwrap. A break in a long day. A reward with a glass of wine and your close friend. It's about sharing the small moments and connecting with each other, which is what Ritual Chocolate is about.