Glenmorangie launches limited edition, A Tale of Winter….. – Scotch Whisky News

Introducing a richly radiant whisky for winter jumper days

— Limited edition swirls with wintry aromas and flurries of bright, vivid flavour —

Snowed in at home, Glenmorangie’s Director of Whisky Creation began dreaming of a whisky that captured the cosiness of wrapping up in a winter jumper, while the world outside is white. Swirling with wintry aromas and tastes, Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter brings Dr Bill Lumsden’s deliciously snug feeling to life. Finished in Marsala wine casks from Sicily, this richly radiant 13-year-old single malt Scotch whisky bursts with fruit and honey, cocoa dust and spice. The limited edition’s bright, vivid flavours have inspired a series of delicious wintry drinks, easy to make at home.

Led by Dr Bill, known for his “What if…?” approach, Glenmorangie’s whisky creators are endlessly imaginative on their quest to dream up delicious whiskies. They craft their delicate, fruity spirit in stills as tall as a giraffe to allow more space for taste and aroma. Then they age it in the finest casks, all to bring joy to whisky lovers old and new. Some years ago, Dr Bill pulled on his most colourful winter knit at home in Scotland after a gloriously heavy snowfall. And he began to wonder… what if he could capture the joy of cosy moments indoors by the fire, while snow lay all around?

With this wintry whisky in mind, Dr Bill 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 flavours. The limited edition he created enfolds the senses in fruit, honey and Brazil-nut toffee, knitted together with cinnamon, ginger and clove.

Inspired by the whisky’s warm, rich flavours, Glenmorangie has created a series of hot and cold wintry drinks, easy to make at home. They include a Winter Old Fashioned made with the limited edition, a bold and velvety Quinta Ruban Hot Chocolate, as well as a Pumpkin Scotch Latte showcasing the Highland Distillery’s smooth, rounded signature single malt Glenmorangie Original.

Dr Bill said: “We all know the delight of snuggling up in a winter jumper by the fire, when it’s snowy outside. With flavours as bright and vivid as my favourite woollen sweater, Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter deliciously captures those magical, cosy 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.”

Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter will be available in the UK from 1st November, RRP £75. Stockists will include whisky specialist retailers and www.Clos19.com

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Tasting Notes:

Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter is non chill-filtered and bottled at 46% ABV 

Colour: Amber

Nose: Curious and slightly sharp, with the classic Marsala top-note of slightly oxidised fruits. Hints of orange toffee intermingles with a fragrant top note of lavender honey and sweet rose. With water, some caramelised fruits (oranges & pears) emerge, along with a hint of sandalwood, brazil nut and hint of pine sap.

Taste: A juicy viscous, but slightly peppery mouthfeel, leads to a burst of sweet, nutty flavours – 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.

RRP: £75

NOTES 

About Glenmorangie:

Glenmorangie’s whisky makers use endless imagination and five key ingredients – wood, water, barley, yeast and time – to dream up delicious single malt whiskies. They’ve been honing their craft for more than 175 years. They create a delicate and fruity spirit in stills as tall as an adult giraffe to allow for more taste and aroma. Led by Director of Whisky Creation Dr Bill Lumsden, this crackerjack crew are on a mission to bring new flavours and possibilities to the world of single malt.

Glenmorangie celebrates the joy of delicious single malt in every part of its universe, from its boutique hotel Glenmorangie House to its colourful new brand campaign, shot by famed photographer Miles Aldridge. With its tagline “It’s kind of delicious and wonderful”, Glenmorangie invites whisky lovers old and new to see themselves in Glenmorangie’s world.

About Dr Bill Lumsden:

Dr Bill Lumsden’s favourite phrase is “What if?”. And throughout more than 25 years with Glenmorangie, the Distillery’s Creative Director has challenged himself and his team to take whatever captures their imaginations and turn it into whisky – be that the cosiness of a winter jumper (Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter), the spirit and flavour of Glenmorangie’s homeland (the Cadboll Estate series), the magic of a cake moment (Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake), a cup of coffee (Glenmorangie Signet), and more. With a PhD in biochemistry and decades of experience, Dr Bill has all the skills needed to bring these ideas to life. Already, he has earned the admiration of his peers many times over. He features in the Icons of Whisky Hall of Fame. He has won the International Whisky Competition’s award for Master Distiller of the Year more times than anyone else. And he was named twice Master Blender/Distiller of the Year by the International Spirits Challenge.

Glenmorangie’s wintry drinks:

Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter has inspired a series of eight hot and cold drinks showcasing the limited edition’s delicious flavours, as well as the Distillery’s smooth, rounded signature single malt Glenmorangie Original; the rich and spicy Glenmorangie Lasanta; and the bold and velvety Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban. The drinks are all simple to make at home, and taste especially delicious on wintry days. Four of the recipes can be found below: 

Winter Old Fashioned

INGREDIENTS

50ml Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter

1 tsp Demerara Sugar
3 dashes Bitters

Cinnamon Stick and Orange Twist, to garnish

METHOD

Pour ingredients into an Old Fashioned glass. Stir to dissolve sugar, then fill with cubed ice. Stir to chill, then garnish with cinnamon stick and orange twist.

Mulled Morangie

INGREDIENTS

30ml Glenmorangie Lasanta

100ml red wine*
50ml press apple juice

Mulling spices (cinnamon stick, cloves, anise, vanilla)**

1 dessert spoon of Demerara sugar

One slice (wheel) of orange

METHOD

Pour ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a simmer on a low heat. Do not allow to boil. Pour into a heat proof cup or mug.

*Alternatively, buy a pre-made bottle of mulled wine from the grocery store

** Alternatively, add a mulling sachet to your red wine

Pumpkin Scotch Latte

INGREDIENTS

50ml Glenmorangie Original
50ml Espresso
50ml ready-made Spiced Pumpkin Syrup

100ml Hot Milk

Whipped Cream and Cinnamon, to garnish

METHOD

Pour ingredients into a reusable coffee cup. Stir, then add whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon.

Quinta Hot Chocolate

INGREDIENTS

50ml Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
50g Dark Chocolate (chopped or broken up)

50ml Double Cream
Pinch of Salt
1 tsp Demerara Sugar (to taste)

Orange Twist and Gingersnaps on side for dipping

METHOD

Pour ingredients into a saucepan and simmer on low heat until chocolate has melted (do not boil). Serve in a glass mug and place the orange twist on top, with gingersnaps on the side for dipping.

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