Following on from Glenmorangie's A Tale of Cake, the magnificent distillery has gone and created A Tale of Winter (we do like the idea that "cake" is in fact a season and that it precedes winter, but we don't think that's what they're going for here)! Director of whisky creation Dr. Bill Lumsden wanted to evoke the feeling of winter, of sitting in front of a fireplace while the snow fall outside, and to do so, he finished a bourbon barrel-matured single malt in ex-Marsala wine casks. All those rich, comforting, chocolatey notes certainly put this one in the 'winter warmer' category.
Honeycomb, chocolate digestives, fragrant lavender, sultana, and cinnamon.
Cocoa, Brazil nuts, vanilla tablet, jammy red berry sweetness developing, crystallised ginger.
Spicy ginger remains, mellowed by vanilla and chocolate mousse.