Chris Blackwell Launches Blackwell Rum x Charbonnel et Walker Truffles

November 22nd, 2021

Two Celebrated Names Collaborate & Create The Perfect Pairing Of Rich Dark Chocolate And Smooth Island Flavor

On November 21, 2021, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and hotelier Chris Blackwell will launch his latest collaboration, Blackwell Rum Truffles, which decadently combines his smooth Jamaican Gold Blackwell Rum with the chocolate of Britain’s first and finest chocolatiers, Charbonnel et Walker.  Each delectable truffle has a velvety golden rum-filled center wrapped in their legendary rich and silky dark chocolate and topped with vermicelli chocolate sprinkles. Available to order on and, each package of 9 truffles is $28.00.

Blackwell Rum Truffles are elegantly presented in the chocolatier’s signature style – a luxurious handmade gold box.  Tucked under the box lid is an exclusive playlist, accessible via a QR code, curated by music industry pioneer and Island Records founder Chris Blackwell himself.  A transportive experience filled with the spirit of Jamaica awaits while savoring Blackwell Rum Dark Chocolate Truffles paired to this selection of relaxing island sounds.

The Black Gold Blackwell Rum used in these dark chocolate truffles has a traditional dark rum character with a light butter-gold body, soft notes of vanilla, caramel and toasted marshmallow, and a natural spice finish. The rum is encased in dark couverture chocolate composed of 70% cocoa solids, with its rich flavor complementing the warm, spiced palette of the spirit.

The partnership was inspired by the island of Jamaica where both Blackwell and Charbonnel et Walker Chairman Galvin Weston have strong roots and a family heritage.

Influential entrepreneur and record producer Chris Blackwell hails from one of the longest producing rum families on Jamaica. He founded Island Records in 1959, introducing the world to Millie, Bob Marley, Grace Jones, U2, Robert Palmer and Cat Stevens. Before there was music, there was rum. Returning to his roots, Chris created an exceptional dark Jamaican rum based on an original family recipe. It’s his special way of celebrating Jamaica’s unique and limitless energy.

With a royal warrant and celebrated patronage, Charbonnel et Walker, established in 1875, are known for fine chocolates and truffles. Mme Charbonnel, trained with the decadent and experiential chocolate houses of Paris, brought her exquisite and flamboyant techniques to London and to Mrs. Walker. Together, they opened their first store on Bond Street, offering the finest chocolates and sweet delicacies, all presented in beautiful gift boxes mostly hand made by Mrs. Walker. Exclusively a dark chocolate house only until the late 1970’s, the dark chocolate of Charbonnel et Walker is known for its rich, deep flavor with fine, silky couverture. Today, Charbonnel et Walker chocolates are still hand-made to the traditional recipes of Madame Charbonnel and sold from their shop on Bond Street and other London locations, as well as online.


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