Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake began when Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Whisky Creation, found himself musing over how some of his most joyful memories involved cake – from baking with his granny, to the pineapple upside down cake his daughter made him for his birthday.
To understand what stands Signet apart from the rest, you need to know why it’s made the way it is. And you need to know Dr. Bill Lumsden, the man behind the dram.
Call it an eye-opener, a pick-me-up, a corpse reviver — no matter the name, if you were a sporting man, you’d have downed a drink like this Morning Glory Fizz.
Glenmorangie Allta is the 10th release since 2009 in this rare and limited edition series of malts, and it draws its name from the Gaelic word for wild, pronounced ‘al-ta’, because this release is all about the importance of yeast when it comes to building the myriad of flavours in Scotch whisky.
It’s risky business rating whiskies, but someone has to do it and Jim Murray can lay claim to being one of the most respected (and wordy) whisky writers in the world. And he had a lot to say about the Glenmorangie Ealanta which he rates in his 2014 Whisky Bible as the best in the world…
Over the course of two nights in Sydney last week, two international luminaries from the Moet-Hennessy stable – Belvedere’s Claire Smith and Glenmorangie’s Dr Bill Lumsden — put on a show for Australian audiences.