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Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

One of the best port-wood finishes

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@DutchGaelischReview by @DutchGaelisch

2nd Sep 2014

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  • Nose
    21
  • Taste
    22
  • Finish
    22
  • Balance
    22
  • Overall
    87

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I bought this bottle for € 39,- after doing some research, and my enthusiasm for the Nectar d'Or bottle. Price-wise this a good qualitie bottle for a reasonable price. I've tried the Penderyn Port Wood in the same price range, the Quinta Ruban beats it. Color: dark gold/pink Taste: red fruit (not to much, just enough), barley, orange peel, dark chocolate, honey/caramel, brown sugar. Finish: medium length the alcohol (46%) keeps it going.

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8 comments

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

I liked this one too. But then it tasted Amrut's Portonova and was blown away. Two different ABVs and 2 different price points. Both decent sippers on their own.

If you can find it, Forty Creek had a couple of special releases finished in port wood. Also worth a try.

4 years ago 0

@DutchGaelisch
DutchGaelisch commented

Thank you for the comment and tips. I really like the Amrut Fusion, maybe I'll try the Portonova sometime. The price tag is almost double the Quinta Ruban's (Portonova € 75,-). But you make me curious. The absolute best port-wood finish I've tasted was Balvenie 21 years Portwood, this also has a much bigger price tag € 110,-.

4 years ago 0

@Newkophile
Newkophile commented

How does the Quinta Ruban compare with Glenmorangie's earlier port finish release, the 12 Yr Port Wood (ABV slightly lower at 43%)? I just copped a second bottle of this by now rare release at a price that I couldn't resist, $40. I notice that Ralfy did a side by side test of the two and scored them at a high 89 each.

4 years ago 0

@vrudy6
vrudy6 commented

I totally agree @DutchGaelish. This an excellent whisky for its price range. Comparing it with the other two that you guys mentioned, one is double and the other triple the price. I always say it: "The QR tastes alot more expensive that what the price suggests". Cheers!

4 years ago 0

@teebone673
teebone673 commented

Thanks for the review. This is one of my favorites. I am a huge fan of this and the Balvenie 21. This one is the better buy. I can get almost 5 bottles of this for one bottle of Balvenie 21.

4 years ago 0

@DutchGaelisch
DutchGaelisch commented

@newkophile, I can't say anything sensible about this cause I haven't tasted the older version of Glenmorangie. You have to go with Ralfy one this one.

4 years ago 0

@vrudy6
vrudy6 commented

I had the Glenmo 18 and Mac 18 with a buddy of mine at a local bar.He liked the Mac 18 more. Disclosure: "I'm a BIG fan of the Glenmo's!" That being said... I think he's nuts. The Glenmo 18 is more...hmm...elegant. I highly recommend it.

4 years ago 0

@SafetyPylon
SafetyPylon commented

These comment are very helpful. The tip about ralfy posting a tasting of it was wonderful. I found some at my local LCBO and am determined to grab it now, before this now rare item disappears! (even with the price difference in the province, I can still buy five of these for the same money as one Balvenie 21)

4 years ago 0

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