Made in collaboration with Gosanko Chocolate, Blackfish Chocolate Liqueur is made by infusing cacao nibs in Blackfish spirits. Once the infusion is complete, we carefully add sugar until the full flavor of sweet dark chocolate pops. We strain out the cacao nibs but do not filter the liqueur, resulting in a rich chocolate sediment for maximum flavor and mouthfeel.
When our family started Blackfish Spirits Distillery, we could not have anticipated how loyal our fans would be. It makes sense, though. We dedicate ourselves daily to making cleaner, tastier spirits, beginning each batch with the best fruits, grains, and botanicals we can find. We brew it all in-house and distill in small batches to ensure that you are getting the most flavorful and delectably smooth liquor we can make. We chose the name “Blackfish” and the orca mascot to embody the adventurous vitality of our home in the Pacific Northwest, as well as the thrill we experience with each drop that emerges from our stills. Join us on our journey to discover the wonder of simply better spirits.
The distillation of fine spirits requires scientific rigor, a discerning palate, unerring attention to detail, and a whole mess of je ne sais quoi, and Nathan Gifford has it all in spades. After earning a degree in astrophysics and starring in such hit Indian films as “Distant Beats,” he found himself in need of a real challenge. Distilling provides Nate with the perfect blend of science and art, and in turn Nate provides us with spirits of truly unparalleled consistency and the highest of quality. From mashing grains with his brother Matt to redesigning stills to making cuts to documenting it all in mind-numbingly meticulous records, Nate has a firm hand in all parts of the distilling process. His expertise and love of the craft is evident in every sip of Blackfish Spirits.
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The nose is earthy with hints of caramel, malt, and a rich cocoa butter aroma. The flavor is smooth and buttery with just enough sweetness to enhance the tang of dark chocolate. The delicate, lingering aftertaste is thoroughly chocolate, like a bonbon fresh from a box of chocolates.
2 oz. Blackfish Chocolate Liqueur, 1 oz. Blackfish Vodka, Whipped Cream and Cherry Garnish