Chocolate is a symbol of decadence and deliciousness across the world. Both sacred and seductive, it has been cherished by civilizations throughout history. Inspired by this, our acclaimed malt master Maureen Robinson dreamt of a dram with dark chocolate depths, a modern way to taste the magic and mystery of cacao.
To achieve such indulgence a selection of our finest 12-year-old whiskies were harmonized and rested for nearly three decades, the longest secondary maturation to date in the Singleton’s history. Maureen then amplified this liquid’s cacao-like essence by finishing it in casks which had previously held Zacapa Rum XO & Royal. Rums luxuriously aged above the clouds.
The result is this sensually smooth 40-year-old single malt scotch whisky which has intensely rich layers of pears slathered in velvety dark chocolate, caramelized tropical fruits, and just a hint of intriguing black pepper spice. It is a whisky which pushes boundaries and is forged from the expertise of two titans of extraordinary taste, The Singleton and Zacapa Rum.