Dad-friendly EXCELLENCE pairing ideas for Father’s Day

Dads often get the short end of the stick come Father’s Day, scoring socks and ties aplenty. But this year, why not make Dad’s day a more decadent one with LINDT EXCELLENCE and indulge him with a selection of perfect chocolate pairings created especially for him.


Whether he’s a lover of fine cognac, premium whisky or even biltong, there’s a sensational EXCELLENCE pairing with his name on it. This June, our LINDT Master Chocolatiers have worked tirelessly to craft the ultimate chocolate combinations for fathers with a taste for the finer things in life, making it that much easier for you to show your appreciation for all he does for you.


Here are a few of our favourite dad-friendly pairing ideas for Father’s Day:

EXCELLENCE 85% Cocoa and Biltong

The salty taste of biltong pairs perfectly with the strong cocoa undertones of LINDT EXCELLENCE 85%, which beautifully balances out its intense flavours without overpowering them. The sweet vanilla undertones of the chocolate create a rounded feel on the palate – a perfect blend of salty and sweet sure to both intrigue and delight.

EXCELLENCE Mild 70% Cocoa & Cognac

The smooth and slightly sweet flavour profile of EXCELLENCE Mild 70% expertly echoes the complex and spicy notes of a fine cognac, creating a deeply complex and rich harmony of tastes and textures. The milder cocoa beans used in the creation of the chocolate give it a slightly gentler character, which elevates the smooth sensation of the aged drink, giving it a simultaneously soft and powerful tonality and a warm, fruity finish.

LINDT EXCELLENCE Orange Intense & The Glenlivet 15-Year Old

Boasting strong notes of cinnamon, The Glenlivet 15-year old is a perfect pairing partner for LINDT EXCELLENCE Orange Intense; its creamy richness highlighting the subtle flecks of candied orange in the chocolate. The whisky’s surreptitious almond notes are also expertly mirrored by the chocolate’s delicate nutty crunch, and the two merge seamlessly on the palate to create a warm, lingering finish that’s bound to win you plenty of brownie points with Dad.