Glenmorangie reveals technicolour limited edition ‘A Tale of Cake’ in South Africa

There’s a delicious new expression in town. Glenmorangie celebrates the joy of a cake moment in a sweet and indulgent single malt Scotch whisky, revealing its vibrant new limited-edition Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake in South Africa this November. 

Inspired by favourite memories of baking, birthdays and more, Glenmorangie’s multiple award-winning Director of Whisky Creation, Dr Bill Lumsden, found himself musing over how some of his most joyful recollections involved cake – from baking with his granny, to the pineapple upside down cake his daughter made him for his birthday. 

Dreaming of encapsulating cake’s magic in a single malt whisky, he experimented by finishing Glenmorangie in Tokaji dessert wine casks. Skilfully layering their sweet, honeyed notes with Glenmorangie’s smooth, fruity character, Dr Bill created the new Glenmorangie variant. 

Dr Bill said: “Like so many of us, some of my favourite memories come from cake, whether it be helping my granny in her kitchen, or the pineapple birthday cake my daughter surprised me with one year. By finishing whisky in Tokaji wine casks, I’ve captured the joy of those indulgent cake moments in Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake. The liquid is a rich copper, but the taste is pure technicolour, luscious, sweet and complex with multi-layered bursts of honey, white chocolate and fruits with a hint of mint. As you might expect, it tastes incredible when enjoyed with actual cake.”

Here’s a wonderful cocktail recipes for you to try with it.

The Cake Old Fashioned 


  • 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/ cubed ice. Garnish with a twist of orange zest and a walnut, or a slice of dried pineapple.

Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake is available in South Africa from November 2020 at at RRP of R1,149.95, while stocks last. Visit Glenmorangie on Instagram to see A Tale of Cake creations come to life.