Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
3rd Edition
Stated Age
12 years old
Port Wood Finish
46.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Two Part
Added on
02 Aug 2014 5:58 pm by whisk-O-thek

Average value

€ 87.31

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Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

93 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.08 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. Palindrome scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Here are my tasting notes on a bottle of Quinta Ruban at my friend Bobby's house that he bought in 2019, and is now three quarters empty:

    Nose: Orchard pitted fruits, cashew, cheap port dried in the bottom of a glass, peach Jolly Rancher (artificial chemical).

    Mouth: Nice viscosity, creamy; there's that cheap dried port flavor; espresso bean; citrus (mandarine orange); Chinese freeze dried peanuts; white chocolate; chickory; beignet crust; marzipan.

    Finish: medium in length with a hint of black pepper (oak tannin), chickory, and peach Jolly Rancher again.

  3. Nosingbär scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Contributed from June 2017
    Delicious matter from the smell to the finish. The finish seems to bring especially caramel, spice and sweet and sour flavors. Of the Glenmorangies I've tasted so far only beaten by Lasanta. In recent months I have had some wine barrel (matured) whiskys, where the barrel was too concise for me - here, however, a case where it worked well - the contribution from the barrel harmonizes with the rest, very nice. 87/100.
    • Nose
      A lot of caramel. Added raisins, alcoholic praline filling, chocolate, marzipan. Later light coffee and toffee.
    • Taste
      strong, tingling sweet and sour, fruity, with tart oak notes. Raisins, caramel, coffee. Partly sweet-sour, red berries, raspberries.
    • Finish
      Caramel, raisins, sour red grapes. Old Aceto Balsamico. Red berries. Tart spicy, sweet and sour finish.

  4. Dominik scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Complex and very satisfying. The Quinta Ruban stands amongst my favourite Glenmorangies, (almost) up there with the beautiful Signet.
    • Nose
      Starts out pretty fresh, even a little bit sour. Then sweet grapes come out strong along with plums and dark berries as well as shy vanilla and cocoa aromas that make it interesting.
    • Taste
      Fruity and sweet. Definitely raspberries. Grapes again. It's well worth taking a big sip and keeping the whisky in your mouth for a couple of seconds. Very gentle mouth feel, as is typical for many Glenmorangie whiskies. This one is nicely balanced between grapes and oak. The port finish adds just enough complexity to make it worthwhile yet accessible to those still getting started with single malt whiskies.
    • Finish
      Still fruity but more oak now. A dry taste settles on the palate, the mouth feels oily. The finish is medium in length. Perhaps the finish is a tad weak after the compelling nose and taste, but who wants to nit-pick?

  5. 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.

  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. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. Mannix65 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A good, very harmonious standard with a classic port finish
    • Nose
      Coffee, raisins, chocolate, dates, fully ripe figs, maple syrup, toffee, cloves
    • Taste
      Plums, red grapes, raisins, hints of Protwein, a hint of sour cherry
    • Finish
      Very mild, round and medium long


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