Port finished Single Malt

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  • Johann_Tanzer
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    I love the Balvenie 21, but need recommendations on a more affordable Port finished Single Malt Scotch.

    Please, no peated whiskies. Thanks.

  • kroman Member Joined: 16.04.2016Posts: 260Collectionkromans CollectionRatings: 21
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    @Johann_Tanzer


    the easiest one to find that is also reasonably priced is the Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban.  Non-peated, non-chill filtered, and a respectable 46% ABV.  At around $60, it's a pretty good deal.


    Some other good ones that might be harder to find:

    Benriach 15 yr Port Finish

    Arran Port finish

    Tomintoul 15 yr Port Finish (Horst really liked that one)


    But bottom line:  Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban is what you're looking for.

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    @Johann_Tanzer


    If you are also interested in Irish single malts, I would highly recommend Bushmills 16 Year Old. It is a 50/50 mix of bourbon- and sherry-matured whiskies that are married/finished in port casks for 6-9 months.

    Clear alcohols are for rich women on diets. (Ron Swanson)
  • hwchoy Member hwchoy Joined: 28.07.2015Posts: 462CollectionHeng Wah’s CollectionRatings: 3
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    @Johann_Tanzer


    you are referring to the Balvenie PortWood 21 years.  there are other Balvenie 21 years finished in other casks such as the Balvenie Madeira Cask Finished 21 years.

  • hwchoy Member hwchoy Joined: 28.07.2015Posts: 462CollectionHeng Wah’s CollectionRatings: 3
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    @kroman


    I would second the Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban. Just about to mention Laphroaig Brodir but then I saw the "no heated whiskies" part :biggrin:

  • Thomsen Member Joined: 06.06.2017Posts: 1Ratings: 0
    , edited June 6 2017 at 9:41PM
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    @hwchoy


    I have been looking at the Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban. I know that in late 2010 they got age statements, but before that there were none. I have found two Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban that both have age statements. Does that mean anything?


    They have differerent IDs on whisky.com:


    ">ID: 9848

    ">ID: 1140

  • kroman Member Joined: 16.04.2016Posts: 260Collectionkromans CollectionRatings: 21
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    @Thomsen


    ID # 9848 is the newest labeling, so that's probably what you will see on your store shelves.  They are essentially the same, although I am not sure if the older one was non-chill filtered...

  • hwchoy Member hwchoy Joined: 28.07.2015Posts: 462CollectionHeng Wah’s CollectionRatings: 3
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    @Thomsen


    the whole range of Lasantha, Quinta Ruban, and Nectar d'Or now comes with a 12 years age statement.  However you might note there are two versions of Lasantha at 40 and 43% abv if I recall correctly.  you can look up Horst's review as he spoke about the two bottlings.


    However for Quinta Ruban there should be only one version.

  • DaFin Member Joined: 23.05.2016Posts: 103CollectionDaFins CollectionRatings: 15
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    My choice are Quinta Ruban and Arran Port. Quite affordable.

  • Johann_Tanzer
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    , edited June 8 2017 at 12:25AM
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    Thank you all for the responses.

    Yes "hwchoy", I was referring to the Balvenie 21 PortWood.

    The only readily available port finished whisky seems to be the Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban.

    I will try it.

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  • bedlamborn Member bedlamborn Joined: 18.09.2016Posts: 611Collectionbedlamborns CollectionRatings: 21
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    @Johann_Tanzer

    Some port finished whiskies are for example Edradour Port Finished, they also have Port matured.

    The there are also the Tomatin 14 yo Port Wood finish.

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