KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates Expands Portfolio with Naturally Infused Dark Chocolate Brandy

The brand’s first-ever spirits offering is set to launch October 1 for the holiday season

KOHLER, Wis. – October 1, 2016 – Kohler Co. is proud to announce that theKOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates business is entering a new market with the launch of KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates Brandy. 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 will be released early October at Destination Kohler, home to the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond resort-hotel, as well as other select retailers and restaurants in the Wisconsin area. 

“We are thrilled to embark on this new venture into the spirits industry with the launch of the KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates Brandy,” said Gerald Allison, Manager of KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates. “We’ve thoughtfully worked to combine the flavors of our Kohler chocolate and brandy to create a truly distinctive offering in the market that chocolate lovers and brandy enthusiasts will enjoy. At Kohler, our company is always striving to elevate our culinary offerings, and this endeavor demonstrates our dedication to providing memorable and unparalleled experiences.”

Understanding Wisconsinites are passionate about brandy, top consumers in the U.S. and true connoisseurs of the spirit, the team behind KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates Brandy meticulously crafted rounds of different recipes and tastings to perfect its complex flavors and distinct dark chocolate taste.

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. The brandy was produced at the acclaimed Central Standard Craft Distillery in Milwaukee with 70 proof, 35% alcohol. KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates Brandy is available in three sizes; 750 ml ($29.99); 375 ml ($19.99) and 200 ml ($14.99); with the smallest size available exclusively at Destination Kohler outlets.

Coinciding with the launch and to celebrate the holiday season, KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates will release curated gift boxes (available exclusively at Destination Kohler outlets) that include a bottle of the distinguished brandy and signature chocolate pairings, which have been carefully hand selected by KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates Head Chocolatier, Anette Righi DeFendi – recently recognized as one of the Top 10 Chocolatiers in North America by Dessert Professional Magazine.


By:Peter Kalleward, mixologist at Destination Kohler

Atwist on one of Wisconsin’s most-popular classic cocktails, whichevokes the flavor of handmade KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates:

-          Muddle 2 Luxardo cherries

-          4 dashes Angostura bitters, splash of water

-          Add ice

-          ½ ounce Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur

-          2 ounces KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates
           Dark Chocolate Brandy

-          Top with 1 ounce club soda

-          Garnish with cherry and orange


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, www.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.

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