Glenmorangie Releases ‘A Tale of Winter’ Single Malt
If you’re after a whisky that encapsulates the snug warmth of a winter fireplace, then look no further than the Glenmorangie Tale of Winter Single Malt.
Glenmorangie’s Head of Whisky Creation, Dr. Bill Lumsden took a parcel of Glenmorangie mellowed in bourbon casks and finished it in casks which once held Sicily’s fortified Marsala wine – loved for its sweet and fruity flavors.
“We all know the delight of snuggling up in a winter jumper by the fire when it’s snowy outside,” said Dr. Lumsden, who was inspired to create the new bottle while snowed-in at home.
“With flavors as bright and vivid as my favorite woolen sweater, Glenmorangie’s A Tale of Winter deliciously captures those magical, cozy moments. The experience begins with light flurries of fruit and honey, building to torrents of cocoa dust, flakes of red pepper, and chunks of Brazil-nut toffee. It culminates in a feels-like-forever finish that swirls with cinnamon, ginger, and clove.”
Official Tasting Notes
ABV: 46% (non chill-filtered).
Nose: Curious and slightly sharp, with the classic Marsala top-note of slightly oxidized fruits. Hints of orange toffee intermingle with a fragrant top note of lavender honey and sweet rose. With water, some caramelized fruits (oranges & pears) emerge, along with a hint of sandalwood, brazil nut, and hints of pine sap.
Taste: A juicy viscous, but slightly peppery mouthfeel, leads to a burst of sweet, nutty flavors – cocoa powder, red pepper, Brazil nut toffee, and sweet barley malt. Sweet demerara sugar and a long lingering spicy aftertaste of clove, ginger, and cinnamon.
Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter is available at whisky specialist retailers or via Clos19 for the RRP of £75 (approximately $100 USD).
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