Aged in Tokaji barrels, this special limited edition whiskey is perfect as an accompaniment to cakes and desserts
A whiskey as a snack it might seem a bit risky idea. Yet this is the provocative and – honestly – fun prospect that the latest proposal from the house Glenmorangie is able to suggest: the new limited edition single malt, christened Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake, is in fact a spirit specially designed to accompany cakes, pastries and the like. Perfect for after dinner, therefore, as well as potentially for all the sweetest moments of the day.
The whiskey of the party
The cake, on the other hand, has always been synonymous with celebration, joy, sharing with loved ones. Dr. Bill Lumsden, director of creation of Glenmorangie, who thus tried to encapsulate that magical, happy and greedy atmosphere in a bottle of single malt. To do this, he thought of having the whiskey complete the maturation in barrels of Tokaji: superimposing the sweet notes and the honey scents of the famous Hungarian wine with the fruity and delicate character of Glenmorangie, A Tale of Cake was born. A whiskey with a very particular complexity, where honey meets white chocolate, ripe fruit, a hint of mint.
What to expect
The explosion of colors of the Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake package anticipates the intense copper color of the whiskey once poured into the glass. The nose is complex, rich and multilayered, with hints of passion fruit, peach, pear, mango. In the mouth, however, more flavorful notes can be identified such as bread, oak wood and a curious one minerality, to then continue with the most characteristic features of Glenmorangie such as honeycomb, vanilla and almond, with a pinch of milk chocolate. An advice? Try it also with a splash of water (or an ice cube, on the rocks), to notice the spicy notes of apricot, elderflower, honey and peach syrup.
Because it is suitable for cakes
On the palate, therefore, there is a succulent and sour sensation at the same time, which leads to an explosion of sweet flavors, similar to candy, ranging from honey, white chocolate, apricot, almond, vanilla and pear. To balance it all, a pinch of orange and menthol, both classic Glenmorangie flavors. Finally, the aftertaste gives notes of chocolate almonds and pecans. A bouquet that can therefore fully recall the ingredients of one real cake, and that for this reason it is able to guarantee an excellent combination with the world of sweets. It is no coincidence that Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake was launched on the Italian market in collaboration with the renowned Cova pastry shop in Milan.