Glenmorangie releases A Tale of Winter limited edition whisky

Glenmorangie has released a seasonal whisky that's ideal for getting cosy with.

Published 15th Oct 2021
Updated 31 st Oct 2023

As with all Glenmorangie whiskies, A Tale of Winter began with Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s director of whisky creation, thinking outside of the box.

Snowed in at home, Dr Bill began dreaming of a whisky that captured the cosiness of wrapping up in a winter jumper, while the world outside is white.

The team say that this dram is swirling with wintry aromas and tastes that bring Dr Bill Lumsden’s snug feeling to life.

Finished in Marsala wine casks from Sicily, this 13-year-old single malt Scotch whisky has notes of fruit and honey, cocoa dust and spice.

The limited edition’s 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.

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 has elements of 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, which are 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.

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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 is available to buy now with an RRP of £75.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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