Capturing the joy of cake in a whiskey is Glenmorangie’s latest edition
October 20, 2021: Glenmorangie’s latest edition - A Tale of Cake - is a sweet and indulgent single malt Scotch whiskey inspired by memories of baking, birthdays and more. With flavours of honey, white chocolate and fruit, this whiskey is so delicious that it now has a cake and cocktail pairing - a ‘CakeTail’ in its honour, created by award-winning pastry chef Dominique Ansel.
Dr. Bill Lumsden, the Director of Whiskey Creation at Glenmorangie, found himself musing over his most joyful memories involving cake - from baking with his granny, to the pineapple upside down cake that his daughter made for him for his birthday and dreaming of encapsulating the magic of cake in a single malt whiskey. So he experimented by finishing Glenmorangie in Tokaji dessert wine casks, and skillfully layering their sweet, honeyed notes with Glenmorangie’s smooth, fruity character, thus creating Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake.
Because this single malt tastes particularly delicious alongside real cake, Glenmorangie collaborated with Dominique Ansel. Hailed as ‘the Willy Wonka of New York’, this pastry chef has a passion for exploring new tastes, as he has with the Cronut - the world-famous donut-croissant hybrid. Inspired by bringing cake and whiskey together, he created a unique twist on a pineapple boat cake. And paired with it is a pineapple Old Fashioned cocktail by expert mixologist Jeremy Le Blanche, making a deliciously indulgent CakeTail. Furthermore, Dominique and Jeremy have invented CakeTail pairings celebrating Glenmorangie’s three most-loved whiskies: The Original, The Lasanta and The Quinta Ruban.
Since Glenmorangie’s CakeTail pairings will be available to a lucky few from his bakery, Dominique and Jeremy will also share versions that are easy to recreate at home, in a series of short films released on Glenmorangie’s social channels, to make sure everyone can indulge.
Chef Ansel spoke about his creation, mentioning that when he first tried Glenmorangie, it opened his senses to this amazing world of colour, texture, taste and aroma - a new adventure each time. He never thought that he could enjoy whiskey this much, but there is a friendliness to the way Glenmorangie tastes. Baking and whiskey making are different worlds, but they have a lot in common, and if Dr. Bill’s passion for single malt is combined with his love for cake, you get the best of both their worlds.
Now launched in India, A Tale of Cake is available in select cities across the country, priced at INR 12,500 in Mumbai and INR 6,500 in Gurgaon.