Single malt whisky brand Talisker has partnered with an Edinburgh based chocolatier to create its first-ever Easter Egg.

The Diageo owned whisky has teamed up with COCO – The Art of Chocolate, to release what they describe as the “perfect gift for chocolate and whisky lovers alike”.

A spokesperson for Talisker explained that the rich single malt pairs perfectly with the premium dark chocolate from COCO Chocolatier, resulting in a marriage of “intense and indulgent flavours”.

The Talisker Easter Egg is priced at £35 and combines dark chocolate made using premium South American cocoa with sea salt straight from the home of Talisker on the Isle of Skye.

Accompanying the Easter egg are bespoke Talisker Whisky sea salted caramels – for a smokey, salty bite of the dramatic coastline of the Isle of Skye.

Jason Clark, Talisker brand ambassador GB, said: “The flavour profile of Talisker Whisky works exceptionally well with rich and sweet flavours as the salt and pepper spice contrast which creates balance, which is why the pairing of Talisker with COCO Chocolatier’s premium dark chocolate is a perfect match.

“The use of the sea salt from the Isle of Skye in both the egg itself and the sea salted caramels connects them with Talisker’s homeland, and it’s deliciously distinct made by the sea character.”

Debbie MacLennan, NPD Manager at COCO Chocolatier says: “We are delighted to partner with Talisker Whisky for this exciting project, this is the first time we have collaborated with a premium drinks brand to create a product like this.

“This collaboration is particularly special to us, as Talisker shares our Scottish heritage, which we have infused throughout the Easter Egg and sea salted caramels.”

• The eggs are available for purchase from CocoChocolatier.com and www.malts.com 

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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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