Aroma: One sniff and you’re immediately transported to a traditional Christmas dinner party, in a candle-lit dining room with the aroma of just-peeled mandarin oranges and Belgian chocolate mint crisps. Walnut shells have been thrown on the roaring fire where their scent mixes with the lingering aroma of nutmeg from the Christmas pudding and the warm, musky scent of sandalwood that emanates from the wood-panelled room
Now add a splash of water for the party to move to the sitting room where icing sugar-dusted pink cubes of rose-scented Turkish Delight sit on a silver tray next to old-fashioned, mint fondants, crystallised orange segments and candied peel. On a side table, a vase of honeysuckle and geranium lends a clear, aromatic pungency to the air
Taste: A caress of silk velvet on the tongue gives way to a swathe of rich, dark chocolate-enrobed walnuts leaving in their wake the lemony-rose jelly texture of Turkish delight. Then sugar-coated crystallised orange segments emerge, countered by crisp mint chocolate, adding a chiffon like texture
Finish: Lingering memories of dark minty chocolate with the effervescence of orange
Customer Reviews: (30 reviews)
Oh, this is liquid gold! It shares the lemon/orange notes and the honey-sweetness of the Glenmorangie Astar, but there is this wonderful port finish on top of it, which gives it an absolutely delightful touch of dark chocolate and roses, that is hard to resist. Especially if you let it rest in the glass for some twenty minutes to half an hour for some alcohol to evaporate, it will get you hooked in a nanosecond and never let you go again.
- Brixomatic, 8th Jun '12
Just the color strikes your eyes. The smell tempts you and when you drink it you can´t believe it. I liked The Lasanta but now I´m loving The Quinta Ruban. Exquisite.
- Laura Cervantes, 6th Mar '12
I plan on buying a case tomorrow. I don't know if it's "the best" single malt out there, but I've never enjoyed one as much. Just delicious.
- anonymous, 2nd Dec '11
Glenmorangie has produced so many outstanding scotches and I LOVE this one. I frequented the old Portwood finish which was excellent but this one is superb.
- Redd Stahl, Texas, 14th Sep '11
Quinta Ruban 12 years is one of the best! and, man, have I tried them many! and spent some buck on them!
- Slobodan Mitrovic, 29th Apr '11
Simply the Best
- Richard, Canada, 9th Jan '11
I have drank Glenmorangie 10years for some time,I fancied trying Quinta Ruban 12years for sometime, now I have, for me it is THE BEST single malt you can buy it is a little more expensive but when you sip it is just Majical.It really is what it says on the box and more.I take my hat off to The Sixteen Men Of Tain.
- Andy Steel, County Durham, 24th Dec '10
On Single Malt TV it says it spends 10 years in oak and then another 2 years in port pipes.So it's a 12.
- Jim, Oxford, 21st Oct '10
I received my bottle as a gift for a job I did for my brother-in-law's employer. I'd been eyeing this at my local reseller for a few months, and hadn't decided between this and it's sister (La Santa) finish. What an absolutely enrapturing dram. I've long favored the "regular" Glenmorangie 10Yr, and this proves that their efforts to uplift their market name pushes past naysayers. Enjoy it, savor it. I know I will be back for a Quinta Ruban once more.
- Marcelo L ( Florida ), 28th Jun '10
I have never even liked whisky before but was only tempted to try quinta ruban as it was a particular favourite of my partners and it would have been rude to refuse and let him drink alone!!! I am glad I did as the experience was wonderful. So smooth and delicate and warming. An evening tipple I look forward to trying again if I'm ever asked.
- Jan, 29th Apr '10
I liked this so much that this was the first time I ever bought a case of any whisky. I still have three bottles left, but don't expect them to last too much longer. Highly recommended, especially for the price.
- Cosmic Bob, 22nd Apr '10
Got me a bottle yesterday, great taste. A few drops of water made it even better
- Bluesman, 28th Mar '10
A profoundly delicious whisky. This is my first experience of a Port-finished malt (besides The Dalmore 1263 but that's matured in just about everything under the sun) and if the Balvenie 21yo exceeds this when I manage to track one down then it shall be quite a dram indeed. Incredible value, too, in my opinion.
- James Saxon, 13th Mar '10
Smooth and mellow. Perfet. Alson the boklet states it is aged 10 years.
- Shawn, 19th Feb '10
Had friends over for dinner last night, and shared my latest discovery with them after the meal. It was a first time experience for my guests and all agreed that this is the best whisky that they had ever tasted. An age indication would be nice, but it does not detract from this truly great whisky. It is so smoooth!!
- Brian - Brisbane, Australia, 31st Jan '10
this is easily tthe best dram you could wish for ,it smells wonderful,tastes wonderful and always leaves you wanting more,if you have never tried it give it a go you wont be disappointed
- Baggie Boy, 7th Jan '10
Simply stunning, this is easily the best smelling whisky I've tried and very nearly the best I've tasted, the port cask adds a beutifully unique
- Smithery-Baggins, 20th Dec '09
I bought it in a rush in Singapore Duty Free and am consuming it as I write. Occasion to celebrate my son's promotion. Just great and smooth. Will remember the occasion and the Glenmorangie.
- Richard - Subang, 11th Dec '09
Not a bad dram (but not as good as an 18year old Bowmore). Disappointed that there is no indication of age on the label or packaging. It would be nice to know how long it had spent in the respective woods ... unless of course it is just an ordinary 10 year old GM with some flavouring added!!
- Johnny Walker, 29th Nov '09
This has been my favourite since tasting it a few months ago. Stunning but unique. It's just so hard to find in duty frees in asia, except for hong kong