Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 12 Year Old

70cl / 46%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 12 Year Old
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Glenmorangie's Quinta Ruban was upgraded in late 2010, and is now sporting a 12yo age statement where previously there was none.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
12 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Highland
Cask Type
Port Finish
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Nutmeg Nutmeg
  • Raisins Raisins
  • Orange Orange
  • Port Port

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 12 Year Old Reviews

34 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    27 October

    Beautiful whisky, elegent taste, quality

  • 5
    11 October

    Exceptional whisky, just amazing, ultra smooth, deep flavours, 10/10.

  • 4
    4 October

    Nice

  • 5
    11 September

    Cask finished whisky has never been my thing. Even though I prefer big peat and/or sherry maturation, I have a soft spot for the Glenmorangie 10yr original because it is the first single malt that I ever had. While there are some of the nutty banana flavors of the 10yr present, this stuff is completely different. In the glass it almost looks like rose wine. On the nose all I get is fruit. On the palate there is some spice (nutmeg?) mixed with the fruit. This is not the fruit of sherry maturation. It's the kind of sharp sweet/tangy that was present in the fruit punch I loved as a kid. The finish is sweet and of medium length. The port is always present throughout. Overall, this will do nothing to make finished whisky ny favorite. That being said it's good unique stuff, that is a nice change of pace from the Islay, coastal and sherry matured whiskies that I love. I recommend that you give it a try, if you haven't already.

  • 4
    7 September

    To experience the taste notes, you really have to place it on the tip of your tongue. There is orange, raisins and bit of spices. I thought the smokiness could be improved to increase it a bit more as that would have balanced the sweetness of orange. The sweet aftertaste of orange and raising is a bit overpowering and does injustice to otherwise a great malt.

  • 5
    23 June

    Not everyone will like the idea of whiskey with a slightly sweet aftertaste. With products such as Jack Daniels Honey becoming popular, these drinks seem to be in ascendency. In my opinion, Quinta Ruben is one of the best.

  • 4
    3 June

    It has a gorgeous faint ros? hue that is bright and clear. On the nose it is floral and fruity, with red berries, honeycrisp apple, watermelon and an allusion to cotton candy. To taste it is quite thick and rich, with a little bit of heat on the tip of the tongue; a sophisticated integration of wood and wine-soaked fruit leads to a long finish with a subtle mint note. Perfect after dessert. It's excellent.

  • 5
    18 February

    Very fullbodied. Perfect for man company.

  • 5
    16 January

    Lovely rich flavor. Sweet, but not cloyingly sweet. I typically enjoy a bit of smoke, but didn't mind its absence in the Quinta Ruban. No hint of astringency at all. Finished very smooth. I kept going back for more which was disappointing since I only had a small taster from a set. I will definitely pick up a bottle soon.

  • 5
    4 September 2016

    Fruitcake, Christmas spice, bandage, raisin, sweet decadent caramel, thick & syrupy, oak, buttery. This has been my number one Scottish whisky. THE Scotch that got me into scotch. Even when I got my hands on a bottle of Nectar D'or and I first opened the bottle, QR won. Now that Nectar D'or has sat for about 3 weeks, it has officially settled down and became the nectar that I imaged when I bought it and has officially surpassed QR in taste/aroma. However, you can't beat the quality of QR for the price/availability. It is my favorite Scottish Whiskey, and will forever have a place on my shelf.

  • 5
    17 May 2016

    "Nose" (undiluted) Orange peel, dark chocolate, faint hospital bandages with medicinal ointment, and freshly turned over, early morning, damp earth, as you hunt for worms for that fishing trip. "Palate" (undiluted) Rich, velvety, mouth filling body of loganberry, blackberries, raspberries. Think Christmas fruitcake with lots of chunks of dark plum, raisins and dark cake bread. "Finish" (undiluted) Fantastic finish. What started initially as sweet quickly became mouth watering, and then dry and by the time you swallow, you are left with dusty apricot and port wine notes.

  • 4
    25 March 2016

    Color: deep and thick gold red. Style: m?dium body and richness without smoke. Nose: full of diferents berries and port wife notes. Palate: sweet and thick. Full of port and diferents berries notes mis and asociares of Orange. Very good expression of the port Cask extra mature. Finish: great and prolong port wine notes and a little nut taste. Very good Single Malt Scotch

  • 5
    18 March 2016

    I doubt that there is a scotch or Irish Whiskey under $300 that I haven't purchased a bottle of or at least tried at my whisky watering hole. There have been many a dram sampled above that price range in the last 3 years. Without question, and by far, this is the best of the bunch. I love the Macallan 25 year old Sherry Cask, but it doesn't hold a candle to this diamond in the rough. It won't be my sole whisky on the shelf. I'll have a Redbreast 12, a Midleton rare, a Balvenie 12, and this bottle. I'll say this though, I can live without the others if I run out. I will not wait to run out of this bottle before buying another. There will always be a full bottle waiting in the wings. This is the only bottle that I take so much care in insuring availability to myself and my guests.

  • 4
    25 December 2015

    First tried this scotch when it was called Glenmorangie Port...Loved it from the first sip....With water and ice, this scotch goes down smoothly...proven by myself and friends... As stated by others, this bottle seems to empty itself !!

  • 2
    22 October 2015

    I find the port, spices and a lot of youngish wood (pencils, vanilla), but this malt is way too short on actual malt notes IMO.

  • 4
    20 September 2015

    Just poured my final glass of the bottle, my grandfather and I have gone through this bottle a lot faster than planned. This is a very morish dram with a sweet nose with a hint of berries which is also present in the taste, a hint of vanilla too. The palate is a bit watery in texture, sweet and slightly spiced with a slight burn, a touch of dried fruits with orange peel too. The finish lingers just enough to leave you wanting more. For the price I would highly recommend to anyone wanting a drop of something different and to feel like you are drinking expensive scotch without breaking the bank

  • 4
    31 July 2015

    I have to agree that the kick is something one needs to aware of. Otherwise, a fine,aromatic Single Malt that often goes unappreciated...

  • 5
    28 July 2015

    Love it. First bought a"baby bottle" of it at the Edinburgh castle in Scotland. Have been hooked ever since.

  • 4
    23 July 2015

    For those who like to taste their Scotch, beware the first sip; it''s got a bigger kick than most in this range. Later sips bring out the nutmeg mostly, less so the raisin and there is no hint of orange here. Still, a fine, hard Scotch one needs to be careful with. I use ice here where I would not usually do with others, including Glenmorangie''s 10 y.o. standard.

  • 4
    15 April 2015

    Very nice indeed. Love the burn. Freezes the mouth for a few moments after a hearty swallow.

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