Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 14 Year Old Port Cask Finish Scotch Whisky 70cl
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Spirits Type:Scotch Whisky
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban has been one of the favorite budget single malts since you previously reviewed the 12-year-old version (which was replaced by the 14-year-old version) back in 2013. Looking back, you were grumbling for the cost increments in those days, as well! After seven years, the Quinta Ruban has likewise fallen victims to across-the-board costs elevation in the modern whisky market, and you tracked down a bottle at a local soulless alcohol store for $57.
That is not awful, indeed, considering seven years of blockbuster whisky interest, an additional two years of development, and 3% ABV. It used to cost $46 ish and really can, in any case, be found at that cost if you dig around online.
The primary note is farm-y, similar to a stale-smelling basement or animal horse shelter. It doesn't blur however is immediately surpassed by a round, delicious, sweet ruby port note that is someplace in the middle of treats apple and berry jam. The two restricting notes join into balsamic or rancio and balance out.
The port note appears to overwhelm the malt, which remains firmly in the background. The farm notes blur as the rest of the bottle was greatly improved, adjusted, and less off-note.
The product is amazingly medium-bodied, practically sugary. A hearty tongue consumes cinnamon and jalapeno jam notes and afterward retreats to show sweet dried berries, grape jam, and a dash of cocoa powder; the taste is beyond the words. The achievements it has achieved comprises:
SFWSC 2020 SILVER.
NYISC 2020 GOLD.
IWSC 2020 SILVER.
IWC 2020 SINGLE MALT SCOTCH 13-14 YRS GOLD.
SFWSC 2019 GOLD.
IWSC 2019 GOLD OUTSTANDING.
IWC 2019 BEST SINGLE MALT SCOTCH 13-17 YRS SILVER.
The finish of the product is medium-short. The rancio note returns, alongside somewhat bitter walnut and charcoal notes. The finish is should less sweet than the sense of taste however holds a similar element. It blurs rapidly, however, leaving simply an unclear dusty grape-skin note.