Ballast Interior. Photo Credit: Ballast by Portland Schooner Co.

Whiskey and Chocolate Pairing ft. Liquid Riot & Dean’s Sweets

A guided pairing of five locally made whiskeys and chocolates. Including a 6th surprise pairing plus charcuterie and a featured cocktail.

Events > Whiskey and Chocolate Pairing ft. Liquid Riot & Dean’s Sweets
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345 Fore Street
345 Fore Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
About the Event
Presented by
Portland Schooner Co.
(207) 766-2500
November 15, 2023

There are many flavor profiles that are commonly found in both chocolate and whiskey… smoky, caramel, leathery, nutty, earthy among many more. This unique experience will explore the crossover of these robust flavors and textures. We will guide you through five pairings of whiskey and chocolate, and a sixth surprise pairing. This event will coincide with the release of two special limited release spirits. ‘Special B,’ Liquid Riot’s extremely limited release barrel strength Bourbon aged for nearly 7 years amongst the salty sea air of Portland’s working waterfront, and Old Port Oat Whiskey, a unique 7 year aged whiskey that uses 67% rolled oats in it’s 100% Maine grown malt bill.

Also included will be a featured cocktail, charcuterie, and house made focaccia.

All this will take place inside the historic brick laden event venue, Ballast, right in the heart of Old Port. Come experience the terroir of Portland!

More on the limited releases:

Michaud Family Reserve “Special B” Bourbon – barrel strength, 6+yrs in new barrels. Mash Bill: 60% corn, 26% white wheat malt, 10% Special B malt, 4% malted barley.

Old Port Oat Whiskey – 90 proof, 7yrs in new barrels, 100% Maine grown ingredients. Mash Bill: 67% rolled oats, 33% malted barley.

Event is 21+ only.