By Richard Thomas
When I picked up my Jack Daniels chocolate bar, I also acquired the Famous Grouse bar by the same company: Goldkenn of Switzerland. Naturally, this Scotch bar follows the same logic as the Tennessee whiskey bar: a whiskey-syrup locked up in chocolate capsules, with a crunchy chocolate candy on the inside to lock up the syrup, and a good quality milk chocolate on the outside. As a chocolate bar, it’s not bad, but how about as whiskey candy?
Compared to the Jack Daniels version, this one tastes more like booze. The woody quality of Famous Grouse really comes through, so it’s more like candy with liquor than liquored candy. However, I’m not sure if that’s a good thing, if for no other reason that I don’t think I’d pair a woody Scotch with chocolate. The syrup is also thinner than the Jack Daniels version, so the texture isn’t quite as nice.
It’s not a bad piece of whiskey candy, and I’m sure some people will disagree with me about the Scotch-and-chocolate observation. However, if I had to pick between the Jack Daniels and The Famous Grouse Goldkenn bars, I’d go for the JD.