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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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Chocolate:
Spices:
Berries:
Grape:
Nuts:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Zitrus:
Raisin:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Oak:
Peat Smoke:
Herbs:
Dried Fruit:
Orange:
Vanilla:
Plum:
Apple:
Black Currant:
Blackberry:
Cherry:
Clove:
Floral:
Mint:
Nutmeg:
Oil:
Peach:
Walnut:
Cinnamon:
Coffee:
Date:
Fig:
Ginger:
Hazelnut:
Heather:
Honey:
Lemon:
Malt:
Tropical Fruit:
Tasting
Sweet:
Fruit:
Nuts:
Chocolate:
Spices:
Sherry:
Oak:
Oil:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Grape:
Dried Fruit:
Raisin:
Berries:
Caramel:
Clove:
Pepper:
Cinnamon:
Date:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Plum:
Walnut:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Apple:
Blackberry:
Cherry:
Coffee:
Ginger:
Grapefruit:
Heather:
Honey:
Lemon:
Lemon Peel:
Pineapple:
Seaweed:
Strawberry:
Herbs:
Maritime Notes:
Finish
Sweet:
Oak:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Spices:
Dark Chocolate:
Fruit:
Sherry:
Nuts:
Zitrus:
Malt:
Orange:
Dried Fruit:
Grape:
Grapefruit:
Nutmeg:
Oil:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Berries:
Caramel:
Heather:
Leather:
Lemon:
Lemon Peel:
Pear:
Peat Smoke:
Pepper:
Walnut:
Banana:
Cherry:
Cinnamon:
Clove:
Coffee:
Floral:

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Tasting Notes 4

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29. Jul 2020
Nosing: Dried FruitZitrusHerbsBerriesCaramel
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 FruitRaisinDateSpicesOakStrawberry
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: SpicesCoffeeDark 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
milkbonez
24. Aug 2019
Nosing: RaisinSherryGrapeCherryChocolate

Taste: ChocolateCherryGrapePlumNuts

Finish: Dried FruitSherryGrapeOak 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.
Montalcino
20. Aug 2020
09. Apr 2020
Nosing: Delicious sweet chocolate and raisin in the nose ChocolateRaisin. Makes you think of a rum and raisin chocolate treat Sherry

Taste: Port wine arrival developing into nuttines GrapeNutsSherry 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 ChocolateOak 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: FruitSweetSherry

Taste: FruitSweet

Finish: OakHerb

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10. May 2019
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08. Jun 2019
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24. Sep 2019