Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
3rd Edition
Stated Age
12 years old
Port Wood Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Two Part
Added on
02 Aug 2014 5:43 pm by whisk-O-thek

Average value

€ 53,92

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Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

75 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.10 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Nice standard, but since the "12" on the label and the price hike in the direction of 50 € I like less to the QR than before. Nevertheless - always a good recommendation for beginners who want to go in the fruity direction, good example of successful portfinish.
    • Nose
      the first nose is sour, fruity, grapes, then sweeter, wine gum, honey, then dark chocolate with a little cinnamon and nutmeg ... settle, stand a while, nose in, and the game starts sour-fresh from the beginning, nice thing
    • Taste
      Cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant juice with dark chocolate and a little bit of spice, slightly tingling in the mouthfeel, like (too) strong bubbly water, the longer in the mouth, the sweeter and spicier it becomes.
    • Finish
      medium long, warm, cocoa, a little nut and pepper

  2. maltdude scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Amazing right from the first sip. I like it!
    • Nose
      At first a cooling mint from the alcohol. After a minute or so in the glass, it's starting to transport the aromas. Now with some dried plums, raspberries, ripe apricots, underlying vanilla and toffee, sandalwood, bitter chocolate or baking cocoa. Beautiful nose!
    • Taste
      The typical glenmorangie silky mouthfeel. White pepper, sweet raspberries with dark chocolate or baking cocoa, dried cranberries, currant, sour cherries. All in all very powerfull, mouthfilling and complex.
    • Finish
      Medium finish with bitter chocolate, sour cherries and some nuts. A cooling touch of mint in the very end.

  3. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Yes, I like it a lot better than at the first tasting. Today especially a lot of baking cocoa, vanilla and peanuts as well as raspberries and sour cherries, the bourbon impression is palpable. The oxidation in the bottle seems to get the Malt good, the alcoholic from the first tasting is no longer so dominant.
    • Nose
      slightly alcoholic and a touch of muste, then caramel, plums, raspberries, pepper, vanilla, apricots, raisins, wine, dark chocolate
    • Taste
      slightly too alcoholic, sweet, velvety, also sourish, baking cocoa, raspberries, sour cherries, currants, marzipan, vanilla, caramel, peanuts, pecans, some sweet pastries, raisins, red grapes, orange peel, pepper builds up, some cinnamon
    • Finish
      sweet-sourish-bitter, almost medium-long, quickly getting dry, a lot of dark chocolate, sour cherries and raspberries, peppery-warming, nutty, towards the end maple syrup and a touch of mint

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nose: fresh, fragrant tart, wonderfully fruity grapes, strong vanilla, soft, delicate malt note, tart tart seasoning, honey sweetness, nutmeg, cinnamon, wax

    Taste: slightly noticeable alcohol, light tingling, light fruit acid, ports, exotic nonspecific fruits, mint notes on the palate, with the 2 sips, the wood aromas are much stronger, they are very slightly bitter, tart spicy a little edgy and go into the dry over, at times he comes to my taste a little "thin" over - he has enough alcohol but the aroma I wish for a while intensively, I find interesting that wood and portnotes alternate on the palate and sometimes the one and the other flavor gains the upper hand, are in the finish the Portweinnoten rather reserved here dominates the wood and goes into sawdust.

    Conclusion: for his price a very good Dram (~ 40 €) the nose is far from the taste for me, if I buy it I do not know, not at first, too unsettling and so many other malts to taste
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The nose is almost chewing gum-sweet. On the tongue he gets the points, wonderfully soft and creamy. For 12 years already very far.
    • Nose
      A fruity, silky soft nose. Sweet plums and apricots. Some nut. The fruit sweetness is steady and carries the entire nose.
    • Taste
      The taste of a malt candy settles on the tongue. Roasted coffee beans and milk chocolate dominate at the beginning. Then a quick touch of orange marmalade. Over time comes pepper and some oak. Pretty dry on the tongue.
    • Finish
      In the finish drier with pepper, dark chocolate and orange marmalade again.

  6. Dramned! scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    In the first impression, a very mild and inconspicuous whisky with beautiful berries, but on the palate then plays out his full potential. He sets out with a spicy fruit palette and makes the taste buds dance to their full complexity. Great whisky!
    • Nose
      First, the beautiful red-golden color with an unusual rosé color is striking. In the nose then immediately a very beautiful spicy sweetness, red groats, berry fruits, plum compote, fruit acid of ripe fruit, maritime salt notes, despite the quite strong 46% barely noticeable alcohol,
    • Taste
      The nose promises a light spicy dram, but on the palate it reaches full! A strong full-bodied fiery-fruity onset, the port is surprisingly dry and clearly noticeable and competes with the malty sweetness for supremacy in the mouth. In addition beautiful oak notes, orange peel, a little vanilla, again berry fruits, spices. The alcohol is wonderfully integrated and never pushes to the fore.
    • Finish
      Dry port and citrus notes, overripe fruits and a creaminess are stuck pretty long.

  7. HammerHead scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. Glenjasper scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    We had the Quinta Ruban in the tasting with the 12-year-old Glenallachie and the Pedro Ximenez of Glengoyne in the blind tasting. All 46%. Surprisingly, the Quinta Ruban failed because of its poorly integrated alcohol in direct comparison to the other two whiskys in all of us.

    I tried it again a few days later. It was not an improvement.

    The color was still promising. The smell of chocolate, cherry and red berries also made you want more.

    But unfortunately, the taste was completely replaced by the strong alcohol in the background. Chocolate with a light acid tried to outrank the alcohol.

    The finish was a little better, but again the alcohol was so strong that it could easily be confused with a chilli note.

    Overall the worst Glenmorangie I've ever had.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      77 77

  9. Eun1 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Interesting. Much hazier than I thought. Probably had sherry barrel in mind, but port is ;-) still very interesting. I like it
    • Nose
      Sweet; Citrus in the foreground; then slowly comes a malt note with a hint of vanilla behind; Spices (could be a small note nut behind the malt?); the slight humidity is there, but she would have expected more intense. Aroma changes (sometimes malt is in front, sometimes the citrus / fruit note, more citrus than fruit) if I hold the glass farther away, citrus dominates even more. After the first sip, the malt becomes more intense
    • Taste
      Sweet, then fruity; it shows a small note oak and just behind the nut; Malt also clearly present. It crystallizes out a citrus note, which then predominates and brings a slight bitterness. No, rather harsh; After a long time in the mouth, the malt becomes stronger, but tenor remains at the citrus note.
    • Finish
      Sherry briefly, then something remains the oak and the nut; becomes drier then, citrus stays behind and brings the tartness with it. Long it stays only harsh in the mouth


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