Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake: A limited edition with a Tokaji cask finish

A whisky like a cake - sweet and fruity


With the new “A Tale of Cake”, Glenmorangie presents a single malt whisky that is supposed to be reminiscent of the taste of a sweet cake. For this limited edition, Dr. Bill Lumsden decided to finish the Glenmorangie in former Tokaji dessert wine casks.

A memory of an event at home was the trigger for Lumsden's decision to create a Glenmorangie with these aromatic characteristics: his daughter once baked a pineapple cake upside down together with his grandmother. He wanted to capture exactly the wonderful taste profile of the cake that he remembered and saw the Tokaji casks as the best suppliers for these flavors. Only Dr. Bill Lumsden can decide if the project was successful and the whisky resembles this special pineapple cake, as we lack this corresponding cake model.

The sweet and fruity Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake was bottled at 46% ABV. There is no age statement and we don’t know how many bottles are available.

Producer’s tasting notes for the Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake

Complex, rich and multi-layered, with a burst of passion fruit, peach, pear, mango. More savoury notes like baking bread, gentle sappy oak and a curious, flinty minerality emerge.

This is then followed by classic Glenmorangie notes like honeycomb, vanilla and almond, with a hint of milk chocolate. With a splash of water, more zesty notes emerge, like apricot, elderflower, flowering currents, honey pollen and peach syrup.

The mouthfeel is surprisingly luscious and tart at the same time, leading into a burst of sweet, cake-like – honey, white chocolate, apricot, almond, vanilla and pear.

This is balanced by a hint of tangy orange and menthol, both classic Glenmorangie flavours.

The lingering aftertaste again reminds you of a delicious combination of honeycomb, chocolate almond and pecan nuts.

A Tale of Cake Old Fashioned

You can find the recipe for the Layered Pineapple Cake here on the Glenmorangie homepage – maybe you want to have a try? Or perhaps you’d rather like to have an Old Fashioned with A Tale of Cake? Here you go:


50 ml Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake
7.5 ml coconut water
7.5 ml pineapple syrup
1 dash Peychaud’s bitters
1 pinch black pepper

Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into a rocks glass over block or cubed ice. Garnish with a twist of orange zest.

Images: Moet Hennessy