A collection of products made in collaboration with J. Rieger & Co, a fellow multigenerational, family-owned, Kansas City-based business.with a legacy in luxury products.
André’s grandson, René Bollier, and Andy Rieger, great-great-great-grandson of Jacob Rieger of J. Rieger & Co distillery, were brought together in 2015 at a Whiskey & Chocolate Event as part of WWI Museum's Operation Indulgence. To celebrate the release of Rieger's Kansas City Whiskey, René created Whiskey Chocolate Shots, and as Rieger released their premium core spirits, André's made Chocolate Shots for each. The collection is featured in The Chocolate Professor and includes Whiskey, Gin, Vodka and Caffè Amaro.
Inspired by the Chocolate Shots, in 2020, René blended KC Whiskey with caramel and encased it in dark chocolate to create the KC Whiskey Caramel Bar, featured in Spy & Forbes. Encouraged by the success, KC Whiskey Caramel Sauce was created that same year and is featured in Spy & Bloomberg.
KC Whiskey Caramel Drops were released in 2021 and are featured in Forbes & Allrecipes. A delicate Swiss milk chocolate shell is filled with Rieger's smooth Kansas City Whiskey infused caramel and a soothing blend of vanilla and spices. Perfect as a luxurious creamy caramel on its own, or drop and stir into a hot beverage (such as a cocktail, coffee or hot chocolate) for an added flavor boost.
Rye Whiskey Caramel Drops marked the launch of Reiger's 2021 Bottled In Bond Straight Rye Whiskey, the first Whiskey distilled in Kansas City since Prohibition and the first barrels laid down at the distillery in nearly a century. We infused our creamy caramel with Rieger's Straight Rye Whiskey and encased it in a dark chocolate shell, ready to enjoy as a confection or to drop and stir into a hot beverage for an added flavor boost.
Our latest creation marks the 2023 launch of Reiger's Bottled in Bond Straight Bourbon Whiskey, distilled from corn, rye, and malted barley, aged for six years in white oak barrels, and bottled at 100 proof. Upon release, it received double gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the largest and most prestigious spirit competition in the world. We used this award-winning bourbon to create a Swiss twist on an old-fashioned classic; Our Bourbon Ball is a boozy chocolate that's bourbon forward and highlights the stellar combination of bourbon, pecans and dark chocolate but with the addition of ground almonds and white chocolate. These decadent candies are immersed in Rieger's Bottled in Bond Straight Bourbon Whiskey, filled with roasted pecans, and coated twice in our signature Swiss dark chocolate.
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