Glenmorangie 14 Years Quinta Ruban Port

Glenmorangie owns the highest Pot Still in Scotland. In there the Whisky is gaining an especially smooth taste. The Quinta Ruban, Gaelic for ruby red, is part of the Extra Matured Series of the distillery. The 14 year old Single Malt matured for ten years in Bourbon casks. Afterwards, it finished in Port Wine casks.

Glenmorangie owns the highest Pot Still in Scotland. In there the Whisky is gaining an especially smooth taste. The Quinta Ruban, Gaelic for ruby red, is part of the Extra Matured Series of the distillery. The 14 year old Single Malt matured for ten years in Bourbon casks. Afterwards, it finished in Port Wine casks.

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24244
Glenmorangie
Scotland, Highlands
Single Malt Whisky
14 Years
46%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Ex-Bourbon and Finish in Ruby Port Pipes, Ex-Bourbon and Finish in Ruby Port Pipes
Chill filtration - Without
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Berries:
Zitrus:
Chocolate:
Nuts:
Spices:
Grape:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Orange:
Oak:
Vanilla:
Dried Fruit:
Herbs:
Caramel:
Honey:
Peat Smoke:
Raisin:
Floral:
Peach:
Alcohol:
Oil:
Plum:
Blackberry:
Malt:
Mint:
Pear:
Date:
Heather:
Nutmeg:
Tropical Fruit:
Almonds:
Black Currant:
Cherry:
Ginger:
Lemon:
Strawberry:
Walnut:
Apple:
Clove:
Fig:
Hazelnut:
Leather:
Lemon Peel:
Pineapple:
Barley:
Cinnamon:
Coffee:
Tasting
Sweet:
Fruit:
Sherry:
Chocolate:
Nuts:
Oak:
Spices:
Zitrus:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Berries:
Orange:
Dried Fruit:
Oil:
Honey:
Grape:
Caramel:
Raisin:
Malt:
Pepper:
Vanilla:
Cinnamon:
Blackberry:
Clove:
Date:
Strawberry:
Herbs:
Chili:
Coffee:
Grapefruit:
Lemon:
Nutmeg:
Peat Smoke:
Plum:
Walnut:
Alcohol:
Black Currant:
Cake:
Ginger:
Heather:
Lemon Peel:
Mint:
Pineapple:
Almonds:
Apple:
Barley:
Cherry:
Fig:
Green Apple:
Hazelnut:
Seaweed:
Maritime Notes:
Finish
Sweet:
Oak:
Sherry:
Herb:
Spices:
Fruit:
Dark Chocolate:
Chocolate:
Zitrus:
Nuts:
Orange:
Malt:
Berries:
Dried Fruit:
Grape:
Oil:
Peat Smoke:
Pepper:
Herbs:
Caramel:
Coffee:
Honey:
Vanilla:
Alcohol:
Heather:
Banana:
Cinnamon:
Clove:
Grapefruit:
Leather:
Nutmeg:
Walnut:
Almonds:
Black Currant:
Cherry:
Fig:
Floral:
Ginger:
Lemon:
Lemon Peel:
Mint:
Pear:
Salt:
Maritime Notes:

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02. Jul 2022

Glenmorangie was the undisputed pioneer of wood finishing, and their Port-matured Quinta Ruban is arguably the cream of the crop. On the nose, lovely notes of raspberry jam, marzipan and cinnamon rolls intermingle with vanilla cream, honey and hints of sage. Light and complex, the palate unfolds with mixed berries, dark chocolate and peppery wood spices, interrupted by pineapple, mint and a touch of vinegar. Lingering oak, dried fruits and nutmeg remain in the medium finish. A genuinely interesting malt, well-made and good value for money!
RATING: 3.9/5.0 ≙ 86 pts
29. Jul 2020
Nosing: Dried Fruit Zitrus Herbs Berries Caramel
Dark and rich, high intensity. Port wine. Dried fruits. Candied citrus peel. Dried plums. Something a bit herbal, like thyme. With water this opens up a lot with bright toffee and red fruit notes.

Taste: Dried Fruit Raisin Date Spices Oak Strawberry
Intense medium sweet arrival. Lots of dried fruits. Raisins and Dates. Spiciness builds over time. There's a savoury, almost smokey tang to it. I'm pretty sure it's caused by barrel influence though. Oaky wood flavours come through towards the end. With some water, the intensity backs off and dried strawberry shows up on the palate.

Finish: Spices Coffee Dark Chocolate
Very long. Lingering wood spice, coffee, dark chocolate. Nearly gets to bitterness, but not quite. With water added, the slight bitterness in the finish dies back and it finishes more tannic like black tea.

Comment:
I'm not a big fan of the standard Glenmorangie, but this is a real stand out bottle. The nose is as good as I've seen in a port aged malt. Loads of complexity to unpack. On the palate it's intense and interesting and can take a drop of water thanks to sensible proofing. The finish has good staying power and development too. It's been a long time since I felt compelled to amend notes for added water, but this release warrants it as it transforms dramatically. Definitely one to look out for

89/100
kiki
25. Dec 2021
Nosing: Milk Chocolate , Berries , artificial Strawberry , some Peat Smoke , Caramel , mold, red wine, burned plastic

Taste: Strawberry , hints of Alcohol burn, Chocolate

Finish: Oak , Chocolate , Pepper , little bit of bitterness

Comment:
milkbonez
24. Aug 2019
Nosing: Raisin Sherry Grape Cherry Chocolate

Taste: Chocolate Cherry Grape Plum Nuts

Finish: Dried Fruit Sherry Grape Oak medium finish

Comment: has a chocolate covered cherry type of quality to it. the port finish definitely gives a more "darker" red fruit vibe than you would normally get from a sherried malt, and also more chocolatey smoothness than i've ever had, think Macallan. Something different for fans of sherried casks.
01. Jan 2022
Nosing: No alcohol burn whatsoever. I think I'm smelling Sherry but perhaps a hard Caramel
candy that isn't too sweet. Not getting the Chocolate of other reviewers until sniffing the empty Glencairn, when it could also be mixed with a pleasant Leather smell.

Taste: Extremely intense Spices on the first mouthful, with more distinguishable Oak flavours on the second one.

Finish: Very pleasant for a very long time. A lingering Sweet sweetness. Some Zitrus I can't pinpoint. A bit Leather leathery in a way I don't mind.

Comment: I purchased this due to the affordable price point versus other top rated bottles by @Horst. (For instance, the Lagavulin Distiller's was $110+ and this was down at $65.)
Nosing: Berries Sherry Raisin Sweet

Taste: Sherry Sweet dark fruit

Finish: Coffee Dark Chocolate

Comment:
Montalcino
20. Aug 2020
09. Apr 2020
Nosing: Delicious sweet chocolate and raisin in the nose Chocolate Raisin. Makes you think of a rum and raisin chocolate treat Sherry

Taste: Port wine arrival developing into nuttines Grape NutsSherry now the rum and raisin chocolate has nuts in it as well as more dark chocolate and also a bit of oak at the back Dark Chocolate Oak also a hint of herbs Herbs

Finish: medium finish, little oakiness Oak and dried fruit Dried Fruit

Comment: The colour is quite something, pink/rose/reddish glow. This is very delicious and often puts me in the mood for chocolates.
27. Dec 2019
eladb573
08. Jan 2021
Nosing: Fruit Sweet Sherry

Taste: Fruit Sweet

Finish: Oak Herb

Comment: