Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
1st Edition
Port Wood Finish
46.0 % Vol.
100 ml 700 ml 700 ml 1000 ml
Two Part, Port Cask Extra Matured
Bottle code
L13119 08:22 6ML
Added on
04 Nov 2007 5:24 pm

Average value

€ 91.75

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Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

52 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.11 points

  1. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Gaija scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Can't say I'm convinced. From a soft distillate and a port cask, one could expect a really sexy, fruity, almost cloying dram. It's far from being the case in my opinion : this is quite acrid and incoherent, and as much as it surprises me to say so, I wish the cask influence was actually bigger. The finish is nice though.
    • Nose
      76 76
      Rosé wine but soon afterwards a totally wtf and persistant smell of boiled cod fish, with the traditional bayleaf. Wasn't expecting that ... Quite acrid with an ungarnished bagel, some panettone, some unsweet cranberries maybe ? Almost fermentary at times. Well, not my type of nose. Was expecting something much sweeter and fruitier.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Texture is medium, alcohol could be better integrated. Panettone and plain white bread afterwards, morphing into dashes of grape juice, which I find welcome.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Might be the best part, it's much more wine-y than the rest, with black wine gums, quite a bit of sweetness (I won't complain at that point), and a decent length to boot. Feels like the logical ending of what that dram *should* have been on the nose & palate, theoretically.

  3. whiskyd scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The port maturation adds a whole new dimension to the 10yo original. Easily quaffable and balanced nicely. My only gripe is the rather thin mouth feel after a while. Quite odd, as the initial arrival was strong and characterful. 
    • Nose
      Bright red berries and fruit – currant and tart oranges, as well as limes. Associations of naphthalene or moth balls? Effervescent and quickly dissipating. With some air this turns into orange liqueur mixed with hot saw dust.
    • Taste
      It arrives slowly but surely builds into a massive blast of caramel and oak. Quite honeyed and a touch of vanilla is present as well. Faint aromas of clay, but definitely rhubarb syrup. Overall, it becomes a little thin in the end with hardly any sweetness left that featured prominently on the nose.
    • Finish
      Medium-short. Faint chamomile tea and toffee.

  5. Lorion scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Delicious. 72nd
    • Nose
      Spicy-fruity port nose! Very interesting. Fruity, sweet and spicy. Without one covering the other.
    • Taste
      Full. Spicy than expected. Also fruity, but not very sweet.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Spicy.

  6. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Wow, positively surprised. If it had only one age and 8 or 10 years ... I would have a home. Delicious thing to discover but not overwhelming, the 46% instead of 40 or 43 also do very well.
    • Nose
      Dried fruits, raisins, honey, creme brulee, some mint, curry and of course a little port behind
    • Taste
      Erstma a little bit spicy for 46%, finest white pepper, but behind it already the sweet Portnote, keeps on coming out, nice red berries, spicy oak, a little chili and nutmeg, dark chocolate, but all with a certain ease due to the 46% , very drinkable
    • Finish
      Red apples, red berries still on the bushes, the pepper and nutmeg again, medium long, beautiful

  7. Matt80 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Raisins, dried fruit, herbal, a little menthol, fresh mint, grassy, some burnt sugar, curry powder.

      With water - a rum-like note pervades, milk chocolate, cream.
    • Taste
      Quite spicy initially, white pepper, a definite sweet port influence, oak.

      With water - milk chocolate, a touch of paprika.
    • Finish
      Quite long, fruit juice, creme brulee.

      With water - spice dominates.

  8. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    initially very spicy, benefits greatly
    from oxygenation, the spiciness dissipates into chocolate
    • Nose
      wood, red fruits aroma, glenmorangie
      butter honey underneath
    • Taste
      woodsy spicy, woodsy toffee, heavy fruits, butter,
      bitter chocolate
    • Finish
      dry and spicy, bread and butter and hints of coffee at
      the back

  10. Wolliwonker scored this whisky 82 points Newbie

    A really nice and dark Whisky that is pretty well balanced. It's easy enough to drink to enjoy it without thinking of it, but complex enough to be interesting if you concentrate on it. I like it.
    • Nose
      Rather wine then port with strong notes of oak and coffee with some milk chocolate and hints of vanilla. At some point I thought of almost mellow blackerries. Strong notes of grapefruit. A pretty dark and heavy whisky.
    • Taste
      Strong arrival with berrylike fruityness with hints of plums spreading from the tip of your tongue. The alcohol tingles your tongue while the whisky rolls down on it like chocolate turning darker and darker.
    • Finish
      This nice taste of dark chocolate stays with some hints of peaches, but this is not the spectacular part of this Whisky.


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