Scotch - Single Malt

Glenmorangie 12yr Quinta Ruban Port Wood Finish Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

From: Highlands, Scotland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Scotch

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93rd Percentile
This score falls in the 93rd percentile of all spirits in the Whiskey category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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Proof66 Notes

Glenmorangie claims the Quinta Ruban scotch is for "those who like to take the lead." This scotch is finished in Port wine casks from Portugal--"quintas" is the term for wine estate in Portugal. The port finish gives the scotch a reddish hue; hence the name "ruban," which is "ruby" in Gaelic.

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This bottle has 9 ratings and 9 reviews.
KaiserSoze KaiserSoze (233)
Rating: 4.3 (2016-10-12)
I prefer the Lasanta offering to this version but a delicious single malt nonetheless. Full of flavor and very smooth. More like a 4.5. Can never go wrong with anything Glenmorangie.
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Vossmeister Vossmeister (52)
Rating: 4.0 (2016-06-12)
Amazing whisky as you would expect from Glenmorangie
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quantumboy7 quantumboy7 (47)
Rating: 5.0 (2016-06-06)
Absolutely delicious. This one has fruit out the wazoo from the port wood, especially the dark dried fruits like prune plums. In the nose, the barrels themselves are evident, similar to that dank wine cellar aroma where some of the wine has dripped out on the floor and dried. The only (very minor) downside is a tannic, slightly bitter finish, but that does not affect my score in the least. I need to buy more...
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flintquatch flintquatch (211)
Rating: 3.0 (2015-09-03)
Well.... its Scotch... Glad I didnt pay for it...
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Muncher Muncher (587)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-07-20)
I really haven't met a port finished whisk(e)y that I have not liked so far. This one is great. The oakiness of the 10 year plays very nicely with the dark fruits in the port finish. My favorite among the "Expressions" campaign offerings, but I still like the 10 year just a little bit better.
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StanMemTn StanMemTn (135)
Rating: 4.0 (2013-08-29)
Beautiful ruby color. Satisfying mouthfeel. Great finish.
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scalihan scalihan (44)
Rating: 5.0 (2013-08-16)
Very nice highland single malt. Tastes as expected. Smooth and flavorful. Nice oak and sweet flavors. Highly recommend.
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Machismo Machismo (2)
Rating: 5.0 (2011-07-12)
Picked this lovely bottle up in the supermarket at a fair price it danced across my pallet. Highly recommend
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jwhitta jwhitta (2)
Rating: 4.0 (2011-03-23)
Wow was my first reaction to this. Mouth feel was very interesting and developed as I continued. Compared to Glenlivit 15 year I find this more up front and complex.
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