Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Tokaji Dessert Wine Cask Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
16 Sep 2020 9:38 pm by herzaideahache

Average value

€ 96.36

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Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.05 points

  1. Toto0808 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Sweet, fruity ... just like grandma's cake
    • Nose
    • Taste
      Fruity with a slight mint taste
    • Finish
      Medium length

  2. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A sample arrived at the Whisky Bar that doesn't exist, where I work, today, so I couldn't resist and tasted it. If you like - sometimes even extremely - sweet whisky (which Glenmorangie definitely can do), you will probably enjoy this one as well. In any case, that sweet impression is dispelled by a strange bitterness, which is probably the result of a finish in barrels of Tokaj wine. Rather a disappointment for me.
    (Evaluated on a sample basis.)
    • Nose
      Peel of various citrus and marzipan. With water: sweet fruit candies, boiled pineapple, various sweets (rum top, macaroon), sugar syrup with rosemary and light menthol.
    • Taste
      Sweetness combined with surprisingly strong bitterness. Peach, sweet grapes and pineapple. And at the same time an apricot kernel. With water: plum and even more pineapple.
    • Finish
      Astringent and rather dry taste. Mint, grape tassel or grape seed. With water: menthol filling of candies or chocolates.

  3. maxi_vor95 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    A great whisky, despite the relatively high price.
    Yes, the metallic finish is its greatest weakness, but with a little water it is rounded off a bit.
    However, water is really good for the whisky, because then cookie dough notes stand out in aroma and taste. You can also find fruit notes in the form of apples and pineapple and a wonderfully balanced sweetness.

    For me, this is an excellent whisky that I can fully recommend.

  4. Sam.Oht scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Best Tokaj finish I have tasted so far.

  5. Byronic_Hero scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    It really awakens the associations with cakes.
    • Nose
      90 90
      A lot of vanilla, plus dough, hints of lighter fruits (pineapple, maybe pear) and some sour cherry.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Maybe it's because of the campaign that went with it, but I have the first sip in my mouth and immediately think of a café in Reykjavik where I had a delicious piece of cake in 2016. Against the background that it arouses such associations of long-forgotten moments, it is really pleasant.

      I also have a pleasant maltiness that makes it quite full-bodied. In terms of spices, a fresh mint is quite present, but - so my impression - a metallic youth flows into it.
    • Finish
      87 87
      It is precisely the metallic youth that ultimately remains in the overall very flat finish. That is really a shame. If the cake theme, which is really wonderfully integrated into the nose and taste, also lingered in the finish in the mouth, that would definitely be a 90+ candidate. However, for me personally it stays under the "magical limit" because of the weak and almost unpleasant finish (metallic youth and mint are the only thing that remains of all the cake and sweetness).

  6. robbert88 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    I don't really understand the cake comparison. I don't get anything out of this that could have anything to do with pie or cake.

    A tale of fruits would have been a better name. Because this dram is super fruity with mainly stone fruit flavors in the foreground.

    It is certainly not a high flyer. A great dram.
    • Nose
      Immediately clear dessert wine. Furthermore, pineapple, peach, clear influences from a bourbon barrel, vanilla, pear, stone fruit and some yellow fruit.
    • Taste
      Some pepper and herbs like cloves. Mint, a bit less fruity than the nose suggests. Wood, a bitterness from an orange peel and sometimes a bit metallic. Then it seems that this is still a fairly young whisky. But the taste of peach has the upper hand for me.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste can actually be called short unfortunately. A little bit of bitterness, some peach, metal and a pinch of pepper.

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

    Starts good on the nose, still ok on the palate but not so happy ending, pretty spirity
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fruity, little honey, yellow fruits, white peach, banana, apple, little vanilla, spices, pepper, hints of tobacco, dry hay, whiffs of oak wood, little nutty - not bad
    • Taste
      86 86
      Punchy, spicy, fresh fruity, subtle sweetness, lemon peel, grapefruit, little herbal, more woody
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium long, warm, more spicy, zesty, more herbal, more woody, hints of leathery or some kind of sulphury notes

  8. wbarchive_721011 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    It was not the childhood memories of the “Director of Whisky Creation”, nor was it the design of the bottle, nor was it the NAS, nor was it the price called up, which drove me to buy the bottle. Rather the Tokaji Dessert Wine Cask finish in connection with the official tasting notes such as lush, sweet and complex with honey, white chocolate and fruits with a hint of mint.

    1. Tasting Friday
    In the nose the aromas of sweet wine, fruity-light notes, no alcohol, no tingling, nice nose, smooth and supple.
    Fruity aromas remain, not quite as sweet as expected, it appears flat and then becomes drier, there is a lack of variety and depth. Bitterness now arises, is accompanied by disturbing impressions of the mint and white pepper, which I initially attach to a rather youthful bottling. Disappointing and overpriced at first glance.

    2. Tasting then on the Sunday before lunch, no breakfast.
    Nose almost unchanged, still really pleasant. The taste today lacks the annoying notes of fresh mint or white pepper, instead dark honey is added, brown, almost too dark butter, has a much more harmonious effect overall, the bitterness is now more accompanying and supportive than disturbing.
    As a dessert for the tiramisu, it is not so noticeable with its sweetness, the fruity bitterness sets a good counterpoint to the sweetness of the tiramisus.

    For me, it's definitely a malt for before a meal as an aperitif or actually to accompany a dessert. It comes out very smooth, fruity, slightly buttery with a subtle bitterness and overcomes the youth of the bottling that I think is there. The bottom line is that it fits, in terms of points I would settle it at 86/87, but the 88 € that is called up are unfortunately rather overpriced for me.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Dottore scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Decent Glenmorangie, different from what I expected. The Tokaj notes are very dominant, the sweet white wine almost pearls on the tongue. There are also buttery, slightly burnt pastry notes. Some mint and white pepper. I like that in teamwork, but it will certainly polarize people. Full understanding who does not like the 'experiment'. In addition, opaque and certainly overpriced, you don't have to be a prophet.
    Interesting and unusual whisky that you should at least try

  10. GIORGOS scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85


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