Mozart Dark Chocolate Liqueur is a premium dark chocolate flavoured liqueur made the city of Salzburg, Austria, the birthplace of the great composer himself. It is made with 100% all-natural ingredients.
The Mozart Distillerie was founded in 1954 and has built a reputation for producing high quality chocolate liqueurs and are the go to chocolate liqueur for barmen and many cocktail recipes around the world. The current Master distiller and chocolatier is Dietmar Fadinger.
The high reputation of Mozart Liqueurs is the result of the combination of completely natural, excellent quality products and Mozart’s special manufacturing process. The base product for all of the chocolate liqueurs is a cacao macerate. A specially selected, bespoke blend of two special cacao beans from West Africa, Forastero and Trinitario beans, is macerated in beet sugar alcohol for 2 months in oak barrels. During the maceration process, apparently the distillery plays Mozart to the macerating beans to help break them down, a process they call soundmilling (loud and low notes, a little like ultrasound. This helps break the beans down. Some of the macerate is used as is, some is re-distilled. There is an interesting, if a little dated, video about Mozart Distillerie here which explains the process a little more. Fine Bourbon Vanilla from Madagascar is also macerated for use in the liqueur blends.
Mozart Dark Chocolate Liqueur is a blend of dark chocolate, vanilla and caramel combining the smoky, bitter notes of the finest cocoa beans to create a bittersweet, sophisticated drink with a lingering finish. The delicately bitter dark chocolate is blended with an 87 cocoa pure cocoa macerate (some of which is stored in barrels for 2 years). This fine blend, together with the manufacturing process, makes Mozart Chocolate Dark Liqueur a unique Austrian speciality.
Mozart Dark Chocolate Liqueur contains no milk, cream, preservatives or colouring.