Glenmorangie describes its new 13-year-old single malt Scotch whisky as bursting with fruit and honey, cocoa dust and spice. The bottle’s label, meanwhile, evokes cheery Christmas jumpers.
Inspired by this whisky, Glenmorangie has created a series of hot and cold wintry drinks, easy to make at home, including a Winter Old Fashioned made with this limited edition (recipe below).
Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s director of whisky creation, said: “We all know the delight of snuggling up in a winter jumper by the fire, when it’s snowy outside. … The experience [of this whisky] 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 (46% ABV, non-chill-filtered) is available from specialist whisky retailers and www.close19.com
for an RRP of £75.
Winter Old Fashioned Ingredients
50 ml Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter
1 tsp Demerara sugar
3 dashes Bitters
Cinnamon stick and Orange twist, to garnish Method
Pour ingredients into an Old Fashioned glass. Stir to dissolve the sugar, then fill with cubed ice. Stir to chill, then garnish with cinnamon stick and orange twist.
Dr Bill Lumsden, master distiller at The Glenmorangie