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GLENMORANGIE

The iconic distillery have captured the joys of cake in a decadent new whisky, and their innovative “CakeTail” (cake and cocktail pairing).

Glenmorangie A Taste of Cake Dr Bill

Pictured: Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Whisky Creation

Glenmorangie A Taste of Cake Dr Bill
Pictured: Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Whisky Creation

Whisky? Cake? An indulgent and formidable combination, no doubt. And indeed, you’ll find true decadence within the confines of the brand new drop from Glenmorangie: A Tale Of Cake.

The iconic Scottish distillery are celebrating all that is joyful about cake (of which there are so many things) in a mouth-watering and indulgent new single malt Scotch whisky.

Honey, white chocolate, tropical fruits with a subtle hint of mint; the limited edition whisky’s flavours burst forth – and to celebrate, award-winning pastry chef Dominique Ansel ( aka “the Willy Wonka of New York”) has dreamt up a cake and cocktail pairing – a “CakeTail” – in its honour.

Glenmorangie A Taste of Cake Pineapple
Glenmorangie A Taste of Cake Affogato
Glenmorangie A Taste of Cake Pineapple
Pictured: Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Whisky Creation
Glenmorangie A Taste of Cake Affogato

As with all things that bring us joy, nostalgia is what started Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake – which began when Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Whisky Creation, found himself musing over how some of his most joyful memories involved cake. He dreamt of encapsulating the magic of the food in a single malt whisky, experimenting by finishing Glenmorangie in Tokaji dessert wine casks. Artfully layering their sweet, honeyed notes with Glenmorangie’s smooth, fruity character, Dr Bill created Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake.

Revered chef Dominique Ansel has created a unique twist on a pineapple boat cake, paired with a pineapple Old Fashioned cocktail by expert mixologist Jeremy Le Blanche. The pair have gone on to further invent three more CakeTail pairings to celebrate Glenmorangie’s most-loved whiskies: The Original, The Lasanta and The Quinta Ruban (think brownie, affogato, and a pear-based dessert).

Glenmorangie A Taste of Cake Pears
Glenmorangie A Taste of Cake Brownie
Glenmorangie A Taste of Cake Pears
Pictured: Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Whisky Creation
Glenmorangie A Taste of Cake Brownie

Chef Ansel’s layered pineapple cake will be available to a select few from his bakery in New York. But thankfully, to make sure everyone can indulge, Dominique and Jeremy will also share versions that are easy to recreate at home, in a series of short films released on Glenmorangie’s Instagram and social channels.

“Like so many of us, some of my favourite memories come from cake, whether it be helping my granny in her kitchen, or the pineapple birthday cake my daughter surprised me with one year,” explains Dr. Bill. “By finishing whisky in Tokaji wine casks, I’ve captured the joy of those indulgent cake moments in Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake. The liquid is a rich copper, but the taste is pure technicolour, luscious, sweet and complex with multi-layered bursts of honey, white chocolate and fruits with a hint of mint. As you might expect, it tastes incredible when enjoyed with actual cake, so it’s fantastic to see Dominique bring it to life in his CakeTails.”

Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake is available from 22 September 2020. Visit Glenmorangie on Instagram to see Dominique Ansel’s creations come to life.

Glenmorangie A Taste of Cake Dominique Ansel

Pictured: Dominique Ansel

Glenmorangie A Taste of Cake Dominique Ansel
Pictured: Dominique Ansel
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