Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake
Glenmorangie // Highlands, Scotland
Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake was created by Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie's Director of Whisky Creation. The single malt first ages in former bourbon casks before it finishes its maturation in ex-Tokaji wine casks. This is a dessert wine from Hungary which is made using noble rot grapes which provide for a sweet, honeyed flavor. A Tale of Cake is a no-age statement limited edition release available in the US in October 2020.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-bourbon, Tokaji dessert wine cask finish
"The aroma is of medium intensity with toasted malt notes, cinnamon, Granny Smith apples, and a dollop of honey. As you taste, the single malt is moderately full with a sweet tart flavor profile. The tartness and the spiciness found on the palate help to cut the dram from being overly sweet. In fact, there's a little bitter note there too. Overall, a pleasant experience with a decent proof makes this a good one to have for an after-dinner dram. Serve with a slice of cake if you like, but you would also do well to pair this with a cheese like Taleggio or Manchego."