As the paramount bean-to-bar chocolate maker of the South, Olive & Sinclair invites the public to visit the factory and taste its unique handcrafted stone-ground chocolate bars in house. The first tours will start on Friday, Sept. 30. at 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and will continue every Friday. The tour introduces guests to the artisanal techniques executed by the Music City natives. Visitors will gain insight into the craftsmanship of traditional and modern chocolate methods, as well as savor the company’s award-winning delectable treats and new flavor creations.
Founded by chocolate-maker Scott Witherow, Olive & Sinclair employs a particular process while developing its smooth and robust flavor that is unique to Southern Artisan Chocolate ™. Tour groups will discover how certified organic and fair-trade, single-origin cacao beans from the Dominican Republic and Ghana are hand-sorted, slow-roasted and treated through timeless chocolate-making techniques. Using restored 1920s Mexican and European-style melangeurs, the cocoa butter is pressed through traditional methods and then mixed back into the other cocoa solids before the flavor is refined. Finished with pure brown sugar to create the signature character that is Southern Artisan Chocolate™, factory visitors are sure to be amazed by the complex and delicate process.
Factory tour tickets are $5.00 for adults and $1.00 for children and provide an educational and delicious chocolate experience. Cash only. For more information on tours, please visit www.oliveandsinclair.com or call 615-262-3007.
ABOUT OLIVE & SINCLAIR
Southern Artisan Chocolate™ stone-ground in Tennessee, Olive & Sinclair has raised the standard of chocolate in America since its inception in 2009. Available in retail and wholesale quantities in eight delicious flavors, each batch is slow-roasted and stone-ground in small batches, with select single origin beans combined with pure brown sugar for a smooth and robust flavor unique to Southern Artisan Chocolate™. In addition, Olive & Sinclair often teams with other artisan brands including Terrapin Beer Co., Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams and Prichard’s Distillery to create a variety of flavors of confections and drink. Founding owner Scott Witherow oversees every batch, ensuring the highest quality and craftsmanship. His hard work has not gone unnoticed – Olive & Sinclair has enjoyed features in Oxford American and Food & Wine. Orders may be placed online or at select retailers across the country.
Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co.
1404 McGavock Pike, Suite C