Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 12 Year

Single Malt

Glenmorangie // Highlands, Scotland

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Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban is part of the brand's Extra Matured single malts with the first 10 years spent in ex-bourbon American oak barrels. It finishes its maturation in ruby port pipes for two additional years. Quinta refers to the estates in Portugal where the port wine is made and Ruban is Gaelic for ruby, the style of port wine utilized here. Note: In summer 2019, Quinta Ruban has increased its age statement from 12 to 14 years. Additionally, the packaging has changed from black to green. For that product, please search for that listing.

  • age
    12 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon, finished in Ruby Port pipes

Tasting Notes

"Once again, the fragrance coming from Glenmorangie's Extra Matured line up is so full of sticky sweet fruit that you'd think just inhaling it will cause a cavity. Fortunately, that isn't how it works exactly. Yes, the taste is much like the nose, but we are talking about 92 proof whisky. The barley hasn't been covered up entirely. Perhaps, though, this would be best as an after dinner drink as it finishes with a hint of chocolate mint, but just a wafer thin mint."

Score 85

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