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Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

A Couple of Scotches Part 2

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@talexanderReview by @talexander

4th Aug 2011


Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
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This is the 2nd review in this series (previous review was Grant's, which I don't think had ever been reviewed on this site before...weird). This whisky was fine but not completely to my taste. In the glass, it is medium bodied with a reddish amber colour (owing to the extra maturation in port casks). The aroma hints at, unsurprisingly, port but there is a menthol there as well. Similar taste with cocoa, licorice and actually solvent (it's a high 46% ABV). Medium smoky finish as befits a good Highland single malt. As I noticed with the CC Sherry Cask, I don't think I'm big on the wine/sherry/port finishing of the whiskies. It's fine - I certainly don't hate it - but I think I like my whisky, whisky and my grape juice, grape juice.

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