Paul A Young partners with Starward Whisky this Father’s Day

Long-known as a lover of pairing alcohol and chocolate together, top UK chocolatier Paul A Young has partnered with Melbourne-made STARWARD Whisky to create the SOLERA Whisky & Water chocolate, especially for Father’s Day

Made using STARWARD’s Solera Whisky and Islands Cacao 72% Solomon Islands chocolate, this complex water ganache gives a heady alcoholic hit, with a long finish of orchard fruits, caramel, grains and vanilla.

The beautifully decorated chocolate is an eye-catching matt blue/black colour and adorned with yellow speckle to mirror STARWARD’s stellar branding.

When choosing STARWARD Solera for this chocolate, Paul especially warmed to the toasty caramel and fruity notes of the whisky, extracted from the local Australian ‘Apera’ barrels the whisky is solely matured in (Apera is an Australian take on Spanish sherry.) In combination with Melbourne’s dynamic climate, the Apera barrels give the whisky, and therefore the chocolate, a truly rich and complex flavour unlike any previous whisky chocolates Paul has had in the collection. For this reason, Paul chose to make a simple water ganache that truly lets the whisky shine through.

Other chocolates for Father’s Day include the Duck à L’Orange Caramel; Hops & Malt Chocolate; Scone, Jam & Clotted Cream Truffle; Pimms Cup Truffle; The Kir Royale and the Mindful Martini chocolate. The full Father’s Day collection will be available from all stores from the beginning of June.

Paul A Young is a ground breaking and inspirational chocolatier who is at the forefront of the British chocolate scene. Paul has a reputation as an incredibly creative chocolatier, a flavour alchemist who often incorporates unusual flavours into his chocolates. STARWARD Whisky launched with a simple vision to offer the world a modern whisky unshackled from tradition, making this boundary breaking whisky a natural fit for a partnership with Paul this Father’s Day.

  • Flagship chocolaterie: 143 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 8WA Tel: 020 7437 0011
  • Filled chocolates: 1 choc £2, 4 piece box £7.00, 9 piece £15.50, 16 piece £26.00, 25 piece £40.00 & 36 piece £56.00
  • Paul’s other chocolateries at 33 Camden Passage, N1 8EA and 20 Royal Exchange, Threadneedle Street, EC3V 3LP
  • Paul has appeared on a wide variety of television programmes and has won many awards for his creations, including three Golds at the International Chocolate Awards 2013 World Finals

A limited selection of the Paul A Young fine chocolates Father’s Day Collection will also be available via Amazon Fresh and Uber Eats.