Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban now 14 years old
The single malt with a port cask finish has been given two extra years of maturation
The Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban was sold with an age statement of 12 years so far, now there is a 14 on the label: Glenmorangie has extended the maturation time of its popular single malt. The new release will soon reach retailers and shops.
The Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban is part of the Extra Mature Range. A maturation in ex-Bourbon casks (for Glenmorangie Single Malt Whisky only first and second-fill casks are used) is followed by a finish in port wine casks. Different casks sizes are used, from port pipes to small barriques. Casks selection and the finishing process remain unchanged, according to information in a current press release, to preserve the aromatic character that makes Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban so popular.
Packaging and label of the 12-year-old were designed in black, the new 14-year-old bottling of the Quinta Ruban shows in a dark green design.
Tasting notes for the Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 14 years
The color: red plum
The nose: Fruity, floral and aromatic with a hint of mystical incense and sparkling orange. Notes of candle wax, some sandalwood and a hint of dark chocolate. With a dash of water, the bouquet continues to reveal aromas of chocolate truffles, coconut, marshmallows or lokum, and a subtle hint of rich oak.
The palate: a lush, velvety texture. Notes of fruit candy, sweet tangerine, chocolate truffle, aromatic wood and a lasting sweetness. Intense notes of mint chocolate keep all aromas together.
The finish: Long lasting with chocolate, mint, oranges, nuts and a hint of tobacco.