TASTE TEST: LADY M X THE MACALLAN WHISKY DARK CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

Synonymous with their famous mille crepe, New York patisserie Lady M has won hearts the world over with their dainty and fresh handmade cakes. Now, the newly launched Whiskey Dark Chocolate Mousse is set to rival their signature treat. An ode to one of the oldest pairing pairings in time—chocolate and whisky, the dessert is delightfully decadent.

Marking the debut collaboration between Lady M and Scottish whiskey label The Macallan, the cake is available from now until 28 February. A worthy centrepiece both for the Lunar New Year Festivities and the romance of Valentine’s Day, the cake is enrobed in a glossy, almost mirror-like dark chocolate glaze and decorated with dehydrated orange slices. These orange slices hint at what’s beneath, the linger aromas of citrus, vanilla, and honey courtesy of The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old, which are infused in a film of whiskey jelly. Sandwiching the jelly are two layers of dark and milk chocolate whisky mousse, paired by a moist chocolate sponge base and crunchy dark chocolate feuilletine.

Credits: Lady M

Each mouthful offers a playful mix of textures, from the pillowy-soft mousse to the delicate whisky-infused jelly, leaving me wanting more. Despite having so much going on, the flavours in the cake are well-balanced out and indulgent. The whisky never overpowered the cake—instead, the warm flavours of American Oak made its presence felt in waves, just like a good whisky does. And in case anybody’s wondering, devouring the whole cake won’t leave you drunk—trust us, we tried.

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