A truly delightful dram, A Tale of Cake Single Malt by Glenmorangie will whisk you away to every kid’s birthday, or cake filled memory you’ve ever had.
Taking the cake
When creating A Tale of Cake, Dr. Bill Lumsden, who is Glenmorangie’s Director of Whisky, was inspired by his fond memories of baking with his granny and celebrating with family around cake. Who among us doesn’t have a good memory associated with some kind of cake?
Whether it’s one you’ve baked yourself or one someone bought for you, cake is a food we celebrate with. (Although, apologies to all those gluten intolerant people out there who might not have the best cake-based memories.)
This is the homely nostalgia that Dr. Lumsden has tried to recreate with A Tale of Cake, a single malt from the Highlands of Scotland. To celebrate the release of the whisky, Glenmorangie have also collaborated with Dominique Ansel, a world famous baker from New York, who is perhaps best known for being the creator of the Cronut (a cross between a croissant and donut).
Ansel has put together Cake Tails, a series of cocktail and cake pairings that will blow your socks off. It’s the pairing we didn’t know we needed until now.
Tasting notes for Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake Highland Scotch Single Malt Whisky
The nose brims with fruity flavours and a wonderful honeyed note. It is quite clearly a classic Glenmorangie, but with an excellently complexity and lots more sweet fruit notes. Mango and almonds appear alongside chocolate, apricot and honeysuckle.
The palate is rich and very saccharine. White chocolate, more honey and a brilliant dash of caramelised pear take over. It just brims with fruit flavours and a lovely vanilla wraps it all together really well.
The finish lingers on notes of sweet nuts and chocolate.
This is an absolute blinder from Glenmorangie. It really does have a flavour reminiscent of cake and will bring all those happy memories right back (again, sorry to the gluten free among us). We hope Dr. Lumsden has more like this up his sleeve!
Have you tried Glenmorangie’s A Tale of Cake? Tell us what you think of it in the comments!