Calling all Culinary Connoisseurs – Get Creative with KOHLER Brandy in Sip It or Savor It Recipe Contest

Month-long contest to select the best brandy cocktail and culinary recipes using KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolate Dark Chocolate and Chocolate Mint Brandy

KOHLER, Wis. – September 5, 2017 – KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates announced today its Sip It or Savor It Recipe Contest, running September 5-30, 2017 – a celebration of the recently launched Dark Chocolate Brandy and Chocolate Mint Brandy. The contest invites cocktail and culinary enthusiasts to get creative concocting original recipes. The top six finalists will be brought to Destination Kohler’s signature event, KOHLER Food & Wine Experience, Oct 19-22, to share their recipes, with the top three winners enjoying exclusive prizes.

“We already know Wisconsinites are huge fans of brandy,” said Gerald Allison, Manager of KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates. “We’re excited to see and taste what people come up with at the annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience. It’s a great opportunity for people to push traditional boundaries and showcase their creative recipe skills.”

The contest encourages individuals to enter cocktail or food recipes at KohlerBrandyContest.com utilizing one or both of the uniquely blended, chocolate-infused brandies from Kohler Co. Incorporating the unique blend of chocolate created exclusively for the company, the new spirit is naturally infused with Kohler’s dark chocolate, providing an unmatched spirits taste and experience. The Dark Chocolate Brandy and Chocolate Mint Brandy are available at Destination Kohler, home to the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort-hotel, as well as more than 350 retailers and restaurants throughout Wisconsin.

In addition to the top six finalists presenting their recipes at the annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience, they will be competing for one of three Kohler getaway prizes.

•    First Prize - Ultimate LODGE KOHLER Getaway
For a weekend of choice in November or December 2017, includes two room nights for up to two guests in a Terrace Suite at the AAA Four-Diamond LODGE KOHLER – the brand new premiere hotel in Green Bay’s Titletown – total of four spa services at the KOHLER Waters SPA at LODGE KOHLER, and a special bonus prize presented upon arrival.

•    Second Prize - 2018 Kohler Food and Wine Giveaway
Includes two room nights in the Five-Diamond, Five-Star American Club and two all-access passes to the exclusive 2018 Kohler Food and Wine experience.

•    Third Prize - Ultimate Destination Kohler Get Away
Includes two room nights at the Five-Diamond, Five-Star American Club and choice of four rounds of golf on Whistling Straits or Blackwolf Run, or four spa services at the Five-Star KOHLER Water SPA, a leader in hydrotherapy experiences.

KOHLER Brandy Tasting Notes
•    KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolate Dark Chocolate Brandy
        – With a velvet smooth texture, the full-bodied spirit salivates the senses and evokes a combination of aromas, from rich chocolate, to fruit, to a hint of nut
•    KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolate Mint Chocolate Brandy
        – With a velvet smooth texture and light amber appearance, the refreshing spirit evokes a sweet mint taste with subtle hints of hazelnut and crisp, cool peppermint.

History of KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates
The KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates story begins with turtles. And not just any run-of-the-mill turtle – a complex blend of chocolate; smoky, burnt caramel and finished with salted pecans hand-picked for their size and perfection. The turtle that went through rigorous testing, many recipe tweaks and extensive sampling was perfected by the renowned chefs at Destination Kohler and blessed by Kohler Co. CEO & Chairman, Herbert V. Kohler, Jr., to launch KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates in 2007.

Today, the original Terrapins have become the basis for an emerging chocolates business that refuses to clutter the marketplace; rather it seeks to explore limitless opportunity in taste and texture with natural raw ingredients. The Terrapins have since been expanded into four delicious varieties and the company has continued to diversify its line of chocolates.

KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates signature lines are available year-round at the Craverie Chocolatier Café and online at KohlerChocolates.com. The Craverie Chocolatier Café is one of 12 dining establishments throughout Destination Kohler, located in Kohler, Wisconsin. The resort boasts four Championship golf courses at Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run and a Forbes Five-Star Kohler Waters Spa. Stay up to date on resort happenings on Facebook, facebook.com/americanclub and on Twitter, twitter.com/theamericanclub.

For more information, please call 800-344-2838 or visit DestinationKohler.com. Stay up to date on brand and resort news and happenings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate Group
The Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate profile includes The American Club, boasting the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel property in Wisconsin, and world-renowned championship golf courses Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. Acquired in 2004, its sister property, The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in the birthplace of golf, St Andrews, Scotland, is a AA Five Red Star property and recognized as one of the most luxurious resorts in the world.

About Destination Kohler
Herb Kohler created Kohler Co.’s Hospitality & Real Estate Group with the reclamation of The American Club, the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel in Wisconsin, and then built world-renowned championship golf courses, The Straits at Whistling Straits and The River at Blackwolf Run. The resort is named one of the top three golf resorts in North America, by Golf Digest Magazine. Kohler Waters Spa is the only Forbes Five-Star spa in Wisconsin and one of less than 50 in the world. The resort features 12 dining establishments from the Four-Star Immigrant to traditional pub fare at Horse & Plow and rustic country gourmet at River Wildlife. The resort is located in the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours north of Chicago.KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates Expands Portfolio with Naturally Infused Dark Chocolate Brandy

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