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Whisky Review: Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban Review

Hello all, Greg from The Dapper Man here to review  Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 12 year old single malt whisky, aka scotch.

This sampler was part of a gift set of four Glenmorangie whiskys and I’ve been working my way through them reviewing them for you. Tonight I open The Quinta Ruban from Glenmorangie.

See what Glenmorangie has to say about their 12 year old single malt below.

From Glenmorangie

“The darkest and most intense whisky in the extra-matured range, Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban has spent 10 years maturing in American white oak casks, before being transferred into specially selected ruby port pipes from the Quintas or wine estates of Portugal.

Extra maturation in these port pipes develops Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban into a voluptuous spirit with a complex balance of sweet and dry flavours and an intriguing contrast of smooth and crisp, cooling textures. Non chill-filtered for additional aroma and mouthfeel.”

Aroma: Dark mint chocolate, tangerines and Seville oranges mingle with sandalwood and walnut before giving way to a spicy finish of pepper and nutmeg.

Taste: Mint chocolate and walnuts envelop the palate like velvet, laying the foundations for rose, Turkish delight and sweet Seville oranges.

Finish: Long lasting silky aftertaste leaving dark chocolate mints and traces of orange.

From The Dapper Man

Aroma: I was surprised that the smell of mint and chocolate wasn’t as intense as I thought it would be. I was expecting something more along the lines of Stillhouse Whiskey’s Mint Chocolate whiskey, but The Quinta Ruban wasn’t nearly as powerful in the aroma arena.

Taste: As you would expect you definitely taste the mint and chocolate, I did get some orange but not a lot. Mostly it was just muted mint and chocolate.

Finish: I was surprised that the finish was so short. Again when compared to the Stillhouse Whiskey, or something like Laphroaig the finish was very short. Also when swirled the whisky didn’t coat the glass like heavier spirits.

Final Verdict: Would I buy a bottle? Probably not, not because it is a bad drink but because if I want mint and chocolate I’ll stay with Stillhouse Whiskey’s Mint Chocolate and for an every day drink I prefer something with more smoke in it.

Would I turn down a glass if someone was offering, or would I accept it as a gift? Absolutely, the mint and chocolate make it refreshingly warm during a cold autumn or winter night by the fire.

Well I hope you enjoyed this whisky review, please give Glenmorangie The Quinta Ruban a few fingers, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

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