Glenmorangie 12 Years Quinta Ruban

This single malt was ripened in port wine barrels. Spicy notes develop with some water. The finish is gentle, soft and long. The old Port Wood Finish was a favorite with connoisseurs.

This single malt was ripened in port wine barrels. Spicy notes develop with some water. The finish is gentle, soft and long. The old Port Wood Finish was a favorite with connoisseurs.

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9848
Glenmorangie
Scotland, Highlands
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
46%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon
Port - Ruby
Chill filtration - Without Artifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Spices:
Vanilla:
Dark Chocolate:
Honey:
Nuts:
Zitrus:
Herb:
Dried Fruit:
Raisin:
Berries:
Cherry:
Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Nutmeg:
Orange:
Banana:
Black Currant:
Blackberry:
Cake:
Grape:
Grapefruit:
Hazelnut:
Lemon:
Malt:
Oak:
Plum:
Walnut:
Tasting
Fruit:
Sweet:
Nuts:
Chocolate:
Oil:
Sherry:
Spices:
Zitrus:
Oak:
Cherry:
Dark Chocolate:
Heather:
Orange:
Herbs:
Herb:
Honey:
Pepper:
Vanilla:
Almonds:
Berries:
Black Currant:
Blackberry:
Caramel:
Chili:
Coffee:
Dried Fruit:
Grape:
Grapefruit:
Hazelnut:
Malt:
Plum:
Walnut:
Finish
Nuts:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Spices:
Oak:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Fruit:
Heather:
Walnut:
Herbs:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Leather:
Oil:
Orange:
Pepper:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:

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20. Oct 2018
Nosing: Sherry (more accurately Port, I suppose) Banana Honey Cake Vanilla

With time - and some whisky-legs evaporation - Nutmeg makes an appearance on the nose. Which is a welcome change from the usual Orange / Dark Chocolate empty-glass-residual scent.

Taste: Sherry (again, Port) Grapefruit Oak Pepper

Finish: Sweet (more general than than the Port influence evident in the nose & taste) Walnut Herbs Leather

Comment: The Glenmorangie's Quinta Ruban is ALL sweetness & fruit on the nose. It easily makes for a dessert in its own right.

In its finish, this whisky offers an starkly different profile. The sweetness remains present, and even lingers a bit on the back & sides of the tongue. But savory & bitter notes then appear that would be nearly impossible to guess at based upon the whisky's nose and taste.

It is easy to rate the Quinta Ruban highly on its quality alone. A festival of flavor and scent. Add to this its relatively low price, and less than top marks is not an option.

And the faint ruby tint to the whisky is quite tantalizing.
04. Dec 2018
Nosing: Fruit Dried Fruit Orange Vanilla Chocolate Walnut
Pleasant and very volatile. First nosing brings a lot of sweetness of fruits, dark chocolate notes, vanila and some nuts (wallnuts?). Initially clear tones of raisins.

Taste: Caramel Vanilla Orange Walnut Oak :butter:
Perfectly smooth and silky. At the beginnihg fruity sweetness of dried fruits moves slightly into direction of sweet zitrus fruits and finally turns into good taste of dark chocolate with nuts and

Finish: Caramel Chocolate
Rather long finish with aftertaste if chocolate and wallnuts.

Comment: This whisky has beautiful color of a dark, redish amber. This is not a cheap whisky, but still pretty affordable and definitelly worth its price.

5 out of 5 - I just love it.
14. Aug 2016
Nosing:
Dried Fruit Sherry Honey Oak a nose that reminded me of buttered pancakes with maple syrup.
Taste:
Sweet Honey Sherry Oil Spices Intense sweetness followed by a wonderful hint of spice.
Finish:
Medium to Long, sweet and pleasant.
Comment:
This is simply the best dram I've tried in my short experience with Scotch. I'm glad I got to taste before I buy this one.
05. Apr 2015
HerrThorsen
06. Dec 2018
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29. Dec 2018
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Phenom
16. Mar 2019