Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter: A whisky for the cold season

A single malt whisky that tastes like winter and Christmas baking


A single malt whisky that tastes like winter and Christmas baking? Glenmorangie has now announced it. With "A Tale of Winter", the Highland distillery wants to reflect the mood of a winter day when you sit by the fireplace and enjoy snug, magical moments. Ideally, you hold a Glenmorangie dram in your hand, neat or in a hot mixed drink.

The starting shot for A Tale of Winter has been announced for October 20, 2021. The limited Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter is 13 years old. It received its defining finish in Marsala casks, dessert wine casks from Sicily, before it was bottled at 46% ABV. The label and packaging of this Glenmorangie edition have a knitted sweater look. Retail price is announced to be £75.

“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,"says Dr. Bill Lumsden, Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation & Whisky Stocks at Ardbeg and Glenmorangie.

Tasting notes of the producer for the Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter

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.

Images: Moet Hennessy