Scottish distillery Glenmorangie has released a colourful new expression of single malt whisky, inspired by memories of baking and birthdays – A Tale of Cake.
Glenmorangie’s Director of Whisky Creation Dr Bill Lumsden wanted to encapsulate the magic of cake in a single malt whisky, and so experimented by finishing Glenmorangie in Tokaji dessert wine casks. The result is a limited edition whisky with flavours of honey, white chocolate and fruit, and a whisky that inspired pastry chef Dominique Ansel (the creator of the Cronut) to create a cake and cocktail pairing menu.
Dr Bill said: “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. 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 with CakeTails.”
The CakeTail menu, created by Dominique and mixologist Jeremy Le Blanch, is now available worldwide. While people at home can recreate the versions at home through a series of short films released on Glemnorangie’s social channels, Joburgers can try JustTeddy’s CakeTail menu in their Hyde Park pâtisserie, which includes a pineapple cake inspired by Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake, paired with The Cake Old Fashioned cocktail. A Tale of Cake retails at R1,149.95 and stock is limited.