Whisky and Chocolate

At Cocoa Runners, we are huge fans of pairing speciality products together, including premium whiskies and craft chocolates. We have teamed up with the wonderful Rachel McCormack, author of Chasing the Dram: Finding the Spirit of Whisky and regular panelist on Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet, to create expert pairings, tastings, and gifts.

Scroll to find out more about upcoming whisky festivals we will be attending, gift boxes, and tastings.


Whisky and Chocolate Tasting Gift Set


Upcoming Whisky Festivals

We would love to meet you at these upcoming Whisky Festivals, where we will be available to chat about our craft chocolates and provide samples. We are particularly interested in reaching out to whisky distilleries at these events, if this sounds exciting to you please email team@cocoarunners.com.

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2022

Between 27th April – 2nd May 2022, the fantastic Speyside Whisky Festival will be taking place. Whisky fanatics across the world will be joining to meet makers, enjoy live music, and a whole array of talks. You can read more about our pairing tasting at the button below – tickets are now LIVE.

Virtual Whisky and Chocolate Tasting with Raasay Hebridean Distilleries

Join one of our expert-led whisky and chocolate tastings. We’ve partnered with whisky experts Raasay Hebridean Distilleries to host a fantastic tasting that pairs their unique Isle of Raasay spirits with a variety of craft chocolates from around the world.

The Islay Whisky Festival 2022

The Islay Whisky Festival is one of the best events in a whisky lovers’ diary. Enjoy 10 days of music, dancing, chatting, meeting new and old friends and ,of course, enjoying the incredible taste of Islay whisky. Islay, in the Inner Hebrides islands, is a breathtakingly beautiful backdrop for this celebration.


Watch our Whisky and Chocolate Tasting

Enjoy our most recent whisky and chocolate tasting, hosted by Cocoa Runners founder Spencer Hyman and Rachel McCormack. Together, they cover the similarities between the two products and pair 3 different craft chocolate with 3 different whiskies. They also unwrap the history and science between the drinks and bars. These virtual tastings happen regularly, so please sign up to our mailing list to get first access to these events.

Rachel McCormack

Meet Rachel

Whisky expert, regular panelist on BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet, and author of Chasing the Dram: Finding the Spirit of Whisky, Rachel McCormack is a whisky aficionado. She has spend many evenings eating chocolate and drinking whisky to find the most delicious and satisfying pairings. We are thrilled to be able to work with her and discover more about the fantastic world of whisky.

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