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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

€ 50,16

Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

65 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. 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 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose: fresh, fragrant sourish, wonderfully fruity grapes, strong vanilla, soft, delicate malt notes, tart tart spicy oak, honey sweetness, nutmeg, cinnamon, wax Taste: slightly noticeable alcohol, light tingling, light fruit acidity, 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 over into the dry, at times he comes to my taste a bit "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 aroma 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, whether I buy it I know not, first, not too tiring and so many other malts to taste

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  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. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban is a sweet and tasty whisky. It starts with notes of allspices, Christmas cake, sweet fruits, furniture polish, summer fruits, oak and black currant on nose. The palate is sweet with black currant, oak, light dryness and apples notes. The finish is long, sweet, dry, spicy and dusty with spices, pepper, vanilla, dust and black currant notes. It’s a sweet and berry’s whisky.

  8. Wiz scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Captain.Islay scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    A balanced, delicious malt with a solid influence of the pint. I like him best with a little water.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Mint, caramel, malt, raspberry, honey, fruit cake, sour cherries, some dark chocolate
    • Taste
      82 82
      Raspberry, strawberry, sour cherry, honey, grass, sugar cookies, a bit herbaceous, Christmas stollen, spicy
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short-middle length, walnut, dry portnotes

  10. Lakerfield scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    What can I say, I enjoy this one from time to time. Just not every day.. And that's a thing that lowers my score. It's a nice step away from your usual sherry bomb, as it is a LOT sweeter. The only problem is that it spoils my palate for the rest of the night. Perfect after dinner dram though.
    • Nose
      Alright, this smells like I've just stepped into a giant candy store! It's sweet and sticky with ripe fruits and the port immediately lets me know its presence. Port obviously, malt, milk chocolate, hazelnuts, butterscotch, treacle, lavender, honey, apricot, sour apple, citrus, fig and a little underlying PX sherry note. A nose any sweet tooth would love. None to zero alcohol burn and lots of sweetness. Just 2 years of port maturation and the influence is already huge.
    • Taste
      A thin mouthfeel and not as sweet as the nose, but still very sweet. Sweet/sour apple is the dominant note, malt, ginger, oak, vanilla, brown sugar, honey, plum, orange and raisins. The nose was heavier in terms of sweetness and maybe that's a good thing. The sweetness is a little overwhelming.
    • Finish
      Short finish, milk chocolate and raisins are there for a short period.


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