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October is Chocolate Season

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

October is a special month for lovers of gourmet chocolate. Not only is it the time when appetites turn to comfort foods, but it’s Chocolate week too.  Chocolate Week runs from the 10th to 18th October, culminating in the London Chocolate Show on the second weekend.

Highland Chocolatier Shop in Grandtully

Our Chocolate Events in Grandtully & St Andrews Shops

We will be inviting visitors to our shops to taste and compare up to four exotic new flavours of spiced Velvet Truffles. We are seeking your feedback to help select and refine the one to be launched for Christmas.

In St Andrews we will be unveiling an amazing new chocolate sculpture.  While in Grandtully you can watch through the kitchen viewing window as a painting is being created in different shades of chocolate on Thursday and Friday (11.00 am to 3.00 pm) and there will be chocolate making demonstrations on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October.

Contact Us for timing and more details.

Look out for special offers and a competition on-line too.

See Iain Burnett at London Chocolate Show

London Chocolate Show 

Click here to win two free tickets. (Ends Monday 13th October, midnight)

The London Chocolate Show will be held at Olympia National Hall with over sixty British and international participants: from artisans to iconic brands, chefs to cocoa experts. Each will be indulging visitors with their knowledge and passion for fine chocolate.  There will be a plethora of chocolate activities and even a Chocolate Fashion Show.

Iain Burnett and Commercial Director Julie Collier will be representing The Highland Chocolatier all weekend.   You will find Julie sharing samples, enthusiastically describing the taste journey across the palate and advising on pairing with a wide range of drinks at our stand. She will be hosting a Chocolate and Whisky Tasting in the International Chocolate Awards Tasting Room on Sunday at 3.00 pm.

While Iain will be

  • Conducting a Tasting with seventy guests of the Academy of Chocolate on Saturday at 2.00 pm.
  • Demonstrating on the Main Stage at 2.00 pm on Sunday with a presentation entitled “Orange Crunch – a Velvet Praline?”
  • Judging the Great British Spiced Chocolate Challenge, an honour bestowed on him as winner of the Great British Salted Chocolate Challenge last year, at 3.00 pm on Saturday.
  • Attending the World Finals of the International Chocolate Awards on Saturday evening…fingers crossed.



Visit Us at the Dundee Food and Flower Festival

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015


Look out for us at the Dundee Food and Flower Festival at Camperdown Park on the weekend of 4th to 6th September.   As well as the amazing giant vegetables and perfect flowers, there is lots for foodies to see and eat!

Celebrity chefs are Gregg Wallace and Tony Singh.  Iain Burnett will not be demonstrating this year, but we will be delighted to offer you tasting samples, interesting insights and a friendly smile.  You will find our stand in the Food Fair Tent.


Early Bird Tickets are available now. Click here.

Dundee Food and Flower Festival


Chocolate Inspired Evening Dining – Menu for 31st July 2015

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Chocolate Inspired Evening Dining

Reservation essential. Please call us on 01887-840775.

Special Chocolate Events for The Open Week in St Andrews

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Supplier of Speciality Bespoke Chocolates


Please Drop in to Scotland’s Most Awarded Chocolatier at 145 South Street, St Andrews

Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier, supplier of Artisan Gourmet logo chocolates to the R&A Championships.

Extended Opening: Mon 13th -Sat 18th July 10am – 8pm. Sun 19th July 10am – 6pm. Mon 20th 10 am – 7pm


Taste Amazing Chocolate Pairings

Monday to Wednesday 13th – 15th July 4.00pm – 8.00pm:

Learn how chocolates can enhance the taste experience when combined with expertly matched foods.   Julie Collier will host small groups in our newly opened Events Room above the Chocolate Shop.  Chocolate Pairings include Velvet Truffles with Eden Mill Gin, Darnleys View Gin, Laurent Perrier Champagne and Wemyss Malts

£5.00 for 5 chocolates and a complimentary sip of your choice.


Artisan Gourmet Chocolate Tastings

Thursday & Friday 16th & 17th July 5.30pm – 6.00pm:

Educate your taste buds.  Learn about the different flavour notes of origin chocolate from around the world.  Find out how Iain Burnett matched Sao Tome Chocolate to fresh Scottish cream when he created the exquisite Velvet Truffle Range.  £10.00 per person, redeemable against purchase.

Please call 01334 208397 for details and to reserve your place.


Visit Scotland

We’d be delighted to meet you and share some of our samples when we host a display at Visit Scotland on 11th & 12th July or of course any day at our shop which is open seven days a week.

**New** Evening Dining at Legends of Grandtully

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Last two Fridays of the month, starting 26th June.  £24 for 2 courses and £29 for 3 courses.  Contact Us to book your place.

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Whisky Month at Highland Chocolatier

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015


May is the Month of Whisky in the Scotland Year of Food and Drink calendar. As an artisan producer, we love to celebrate Scottish provenance and have planned a number of special events in in the coming month – all designed to help you explore an exciting new taste experience.   Read More about our whisky pairings.


Grandtully & St Andrews Chocolatier Shops 

We will be offering the opportunity to try our chocolates alongside a favourite Malt.  Every day throughout May from 12.00 to 5.00pm we will offer four Malts you can pair for yourself. Just buy your chocolates.

Chocolate and Whisky Masterclasses – Learn how the subtly balanced flavours of Iain Burnett’s truffles and pralines accentuate the notes of the whisky.  Reservation required. £20 with £10 refundable on chocolate purchases on the night.

St Andrews on Thursday 14th & 28th May at 6.00 pm, Grandtully on Thursday 21st May at 6.00 pm.  Contact Us to reserve your place
Special Offer on Whisky Companion Tasting Boxes

Our Whisky Tasting boxes have been created to perfectly pair with a range of popular malts from across Scotland. Save 20% on a box of gourmet truffles and pralines.

Visit our shops or use code MALT05 at checkout.

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Whisky Tasting Box (9)  £11.95 normally £14.95

Whisky Tasting Box (20)  £22.35 normally £27.95


On-line Prize Draw

Wouldn’t you like to win a  box of 48 gourmet truffles and pralines?   Every one is chosen because it enhances a particular whisky.

To enter Click Here.

Introduce a Friend to receive a gift when they make their first purchase on-line.


Spirit of Speyside Festival

29th April – 3rd May Julie Collier will be leading a number of Chocolate and Whisky pairings at the Spirit of Speyside Festival


Spirit of speyside logoTouch of Tartan Dinner at Glen Moray Distillery featuring paired chocolates – Wednesday evening

Benromach & Chocolate Pairing at Benromach Distillery – Thursday 1.00 to 5.00pm

The Macallan Whisky & Chocolate Pairing at Macallan Distillery – Friday 10.00am & 2.30pm

Kilted Dramble  Grantown-on-Spey – Friday 6.00 pm

Dufftown Whisky Fair  – Saturday 10.00am to 5.00 pm

Whisky Women & WAGS VIP Tasting at Dowans Hotel, Aberlour – Saturday 11.00 am

The Macallan Fine and Rare & Chocolate Pairing  at Easter Elchies House, Craigellichie – Saturday 6.00pm

Dufftown Whisky Fair  – Sunday  12.00 to 5.00 pm

Islay Music and Malt Festival

Bunnahabhain’s Global ‘Whisky Explorer’ Meets The Highland Chocolatier Dr Kirstie McCallum & Iain Burnett

Friday 29th May 2.00 – 3.00 pm Bunnahaibhain’s Filling Store £35.00 per person 

With Kirstie’s rich history in blending and Iain’s dedication to producing exquisite chocolates with outstanding textures, together they have produced synergies which are unbelievable.  READ MORE


Easter Fun at Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

 Grandtully, Perthshire & St Andrews, Fife: Demonstrations, Tastings, Free Chocolate Eggs

What’s on in Grandtully?

The Higland Chocolatier_Easter Lifestyle Eggs_02Friday 27th March to 5th April Come and see our Chocolatiers demonstrate how to make your own Easter surprises – buy your kit for £9.95**

Easter Monday 6th April – Easter Egg Hunt with free mini eggs for every child.

Legends Coffee and Chocolate House is open from 10.00 every day serving light lunches, exquisite cakes and Iain’s thick hot chocolate truffle ganache.

** Booking Required. Call 01887-840775
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Friday 27th March – Iain Burnett Talk & Demonstrations

Saturday 28th March – Free Chocolate surprises* throughout the day and free Mini Eggs for Children

Sunday 29th March – Whisky & Chocolate Tastings 11.30 to 3:30 every hour with Julie Collier**

Monday 30th March – Iain Burnett Talk and Demonstrations

Tuesday 31st March – Free Chocolatier’s Birthday Cake*

* Free with purchase

** Booking Required £7.50 (redeemable against purchase) Call 01334-208397

Win a Basket of Easter Chocolate worth £75

DSC03151Even if you can’t come along to the shops, join in the fun by signing up on-line to enter our Draw for a basket of Easter Chocolate worth £75. www.highlandchocolatier.com/competition before Tuesday 7th April.