Friday, February 3, 2012

Michael Mischer Kentucky Bourbon Whisky Truffles

Michael Mischer Kentucky Bourbon WhiskyWhile in San Francisco I made sure to pick up some chocolates from Michael Mischer Chocolates which is based in Oakland. I’ve been to the shop before and have picked up both bars and bon bons. But it’s about time I did a full review.

For All Alcohol Week, I have Michael Mischer Kentucky Bourbon Whisky Truffles which is a set of six dark chocolate truffles filled with a soft bourbon infused ganache and dusted with cocoa.

The box is simple, just a set of truffles in fluted cups sealed up with a transparent plastic top. If I had one complaint, it was that most of the truffles touched the lid and got a little smashed against it. It didn’t break the shell, but did make smudges on the lid and take off some of the cocoa.

Michael Mischer Kentucky Bourbon Whisky

The truffles are exquisitely formed and picture perfect. The dusting of cocoa was exactly the right amount. It coated the surface, but not so much that it came off on me as I ate it. It was like a coating of velvet.

Michael Mischer Kentucky Bourbon Whisky

The center is a soft but not quite flowing ganache. It’s almost like a pudding, it was thick and rich with a silky melt. The bourbon flavors were not as strong in this truffle as some of the other alcohol infused confections I’ve had this week. The bourbon flavors are well rounded, a little on the rummy side with notes of leather, vanilla, toffee and cedar. The chocolate is also excellent, some of the best chocolate of all the confections I’ve had with the alcohol. It was dark, a little bitter, absolutely slick and smooth on the tongue and well matched with woodsy and coffee notes to the bourbon.

Michael Mischer Chocolates are available in a few locations in the Bay Area and on the web. His assortments are interesting, with a lot of influences from Asia and classic confectionery with a little bit of an amusing American twist with flavors like Root Beer. Like most fine confections, they’re pricey. There’s no statement on the website about the ethical sourcing of the chocolate itself, but Mischer notes that he uses only the finest premium beans, many sourced from the Americas, not Africa where slavery issues still exist.

Related Candies

  1. Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Tahitian Vanilla Caramels
  2. Eat with your Eyes: Mischer Root Beer
  3. Eat with your Eyes: Michael Mischer Single Origin Bars
  4. Hershey’s Kisses filled with Irish Creme
  5. Saturday’s East Bay Chocolate
  6. Theo Confections
  7. Jim Beam Fudge

Name: Kentucky Bourbon Whisky Truffles
Brand: Michael Mischer Chocolates
Place Purchased: Fog City News (San Francisco)
Price: $12.95
Size: 2.6 ounces
Calories per ounce:
Categories: Candy, Alcohol, Chocolate, 7-Worth It, United States

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  1. Such an interesting theme this week! I love how often the blog is updated, by the me something to look forward to each day. I wish you could also review the root beer one as that appeals to me a bit more than bourbon—did you try it?

    Comment by Amanda on 2/04/12 at 12:50 pm #
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