Putnam Rye Whiskey 77% Cacao
Did you know 55 bottles of Boston Harbor Distillery’s distinctive “Putnam Rye Whiskey” was used to craft this Special Reserve chocolate, giving this bar an intense whiskey flavor like no other!
It all starts by steeping nibs from the award-winning Esmeraldas bar in whiskey for several days, which allows the nibs to absorb the complex flavor notes of the rye. Since chocolate and water don’t mix the nibs have to dry completely before putting them in the stone grinders to create this incredible bar. This exceptional step makes the bar exceedingly smooth & intensely flavorful… as well as truly single origin.
- About the Brand
In words of Tom & Monica the founders of GoodNow Farms “We’re often asked “why single origin?" and the answer is simple – much like coffee, different cacao beans have different flavors. By using beans sourced from only one farm or region we’re able to highlight the distinct flavor characteristics of that particular bean. Discovering those flavors is one of the joys of making (and eating!) single origin chocolate.
We’ve spent a lot of time on farms throughout Latin America searching for the most flavorful beans, and have developed direct relationships with the farmers who grow and harvest them. By dealing directly with farmers we’re able to ensure that they’re fairly compensated for their cacao, and also that the farming practices they’re using are sustainable.
All of our bars are made here at our 225 year old farm in Sudbury, Massachusetts. We start with cacao beans and sugar, and perform every step of the chocolate making process in-house, including carefully hand wrapping each bar.
We believe that great chocolate is “true to the bean," in that the flavors apparent in the bar reflect the flavors hidden in the bean. The process of making this happen is extremely time consuming and labor intensive, but we believe the experience of eating our chocolate makes it all worthwhile."
Ingredients: Cacao Beans, Organic Sugar, Single Origin Cocoa Butter (Esmeraldas), Rye Whiskey
May contain trace amounts of peanuts and tree nuts.