The Glenmorangie Distillery was founded in 1843 when the Matheson brothers converted the Morangie farm into a distillery. It lies just north of Tain, on the wind-swept coastline of Easter Ross. Their stills are the tallest found in Scotland – as tall as a giraffe, apparently – of the same design as those used in the 1880's which were in fact second-hand Gin stills. Which means that only the very lightest vapours make it to the top, resulting in a smooth and elegant Scotch Whisky.
In 2004 the distillery was sold to LVMH, a French multinational luxury goods conglomerate and has since adopted a brave strategy of giving their drams French-sounding names, which on the looks of things, has payed out for them.
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.
This is the second from the extra matured line from Glenmorangie I've tried, and I do like this one more than the Lasanta.
Pungent nose of tropical fruits and peach, brown sugar, grainy bread and butter.
Palate is less sweet than expected. The expected berries and round nuttiness, but there's a vein of dark cocoa and coffee grounds bitterness too. A gentle note of spice.
Finish has the cocoa nib bitterness, a bit of honey, and the berry tartness.
All I can say is I wish I had more
This is my everyday dram....Love the smooth taste of an aged port, the lightest of citrus like Meyer lemon and a seriously sensual finishe.....
Caramel nose with a whole lot of things I can't yet pick out (I'm not that good yet) that I like. Maybe chocolate covered raisins and almonds? Finish confused me.... tasted like sweet cream, but had the feel of something much thinner and a bit of a bite.
Chocolate covered red fruit flavor, very good!
Very smooth easy finish
Dark Chocolate, orange and a touch of mint on the nose. Palate started with dark chocolate and orange notes, giving way to some spice. Finish had some port wine notes and some lingering mint. Got this in a Glenmorangie tasting box and liked it the best.
Rich and robust, tastes of dried fruit, earth, smoke and caramel. Great flavor for the price.
Excellent flavor, not as smooth as the Lasanta though.
Solid for the price point. My palette slightly prefers sherried scotch over this port finished one but otherwise decent.
Complex sweetness. Very drinkable. Could easily be a bar staple.
Nice sweet taste. Great aftertaste and hints of orange
This has always been one of my favorites. Chocolate, Orange, mint and port flavors are all ones I really enjoy. Very smooth and long finish you can really enjoy.
Too sweet for me
Smooth peaty scotch.
Not for me. I think they tried too much. It tastes like old and dusty chocolate.
Mezcal, orange bitters, chocolate
It’s good, however I’m not a fan of port cask whiskey. If you enjoy angels envy or similar you will love this.
This is an absolute favorite immediately at first sip. Smooth but very rounded!
One of my favorites
An incredible scotch, spicy and complex
Smells earthy, leather, with a hint of red apples and citrus.
Has a mild bite to the flavor, tastes of chocolate and spices and citrus, has a very mellow finish, no after bite.
Love the chocolaty finish that lingers around for a while.
This is a very drinkable dram and I wouldn't be opposed to putting a bottle in the bar.
Interesting. Can definitely taste the chocolate. Kind of nutty also. Very bold and a lot of other flavors. I don't think I've ever had anything quite like this before. Not sure I like the port finish. I guess I'll have to drink some more before I make that decision.
Too sweet for my taste
A sedate scotch to me since I tend to favor Islay over Speyside. But this has to be the best scotch by Glenmorangie I've ever had. A very smooth, lots of fruit notes especially orange, with a very nice mouth feel and finish. Definitely a good scotch for some one wanting to get their toes wet. It is a nice price point for the quality.
A sedate scotch to me since I tend to favor Islay over Speyside. But this has to be the best scotch by Glenmorangie I've ever had. A very smooth, lots of fruit notes especially orange, with a very nice mouth feel and finish.
Very dark and rich, definately not an every day drink, but pairs great with a good cigar. Heavy notes of chocolate.
Very smooth, dark chocolate and orange with obvious hints of port. Aftertaste of oak.
Really not a bad Scotch. Personally I just don't care much for the Port/Scotch combination.
Sweet with a distinctive chocolate finish and a bit of spice. Nose is orange and caramel. A very interesting whisky to sip but not sure if it’s my cup of tea.
I usually favor Islay over Speyside, so I’m biased toward stronger flavors, but this is the best Glenmorangie I’ve had, with a rich mouthfeel and delicious finish.
A new favorite. Love the Orange and chocolate
Chocolate and oranges
Lovely flavors, particularly like the Orange and chocolate. Warm and smooth.
Great easy drinking whiskey. Love the flavours.
Slight notes of chocolate and orange, this is one of my winter warmers. It's smooth, warm and really nicely balanced. It's also a good one to share with inexperienced whisky drinkers.
Not too bad. Little smoother than other 10s and 12s. Definitely taste the port influence. Good compliment to the other flavors going on.
I love this whisky
Fantastic sweet dram
Super suprise when a friend gifted me a bottle earlier this year. Not a bit like the regular stuff. This is a quality bottle of scotch and one that I will keep coming back to. Highly recommended.
Beautiful Amber red. Delicious wine and chocolate taste with the classic hint of that Glenmorangie delivers. This is what scotch should be. Excellent.
I like the nectar d'or a bit better, but this is a better value overall.
Easy to drink. Dark chocolate, orange, some vanilla and what may be some cherries beyond the expected port notes. Great dram for converting bourbon lovers to scotch. Love this enough to make sure I always have a bottle on hand.
Interesting hints of port, definitely drinkable and good value.
#superduper wiski. a ne, nena?
Nice chocolate with hints of orange and mint fills the nose and mouth. Some vanilla and walnuts finish.
I love all the Glenmorangie! This one is sweet chocolate butterscotch smooth well balance whisky that just so yummy!
Smooth rounded and full of flavour
Best single malt I’ve ever tasted. Definitely bridges with my love for bourbon. Love the notes of dark chocolate with a touch of mint. Outstanding.
I always have a bottle of this on hand, one of my staples. I am kind of partial to this distillery! From the chocolate to the citrus tones it is one of my favorites!
Full of flavor, perfect 12 yo
I loved this scotch. The sherry cask finish and the dark color is outstanding
Scotch for bourbon lovers. Nose: brown sugar, very light smoke, vanilla, dried cherries. Tasting Notes: sweet, robust, tart dried cherries. Finish: warm dark chocolate ...warm sweet ending.
Love the subtle sweetness that come from the cask aging. Neat or a single cube equally as nice. I find it a great bottle to bridge people into enjoying scotch if they are bourbon folks (or anyone else thinking about trying a scotch)
excellent for the price
Flavors are a bit muddled, and the finish is sweet but weak. There are better glasses of scotch out there, so I'm moving on.
Long lasting flavor, more intense at the end.
Smooth, Creamy, nice lasting flavors
Tried it the first time with Flaviar and thought it was harsh. Just had it straight out of the bottle and it was much more pleasant and milder.
Good drinking scotch
I'm a prat hound and generally don't care for highlands but this was a treat. Definitely recommend
Smokey, delicious, a bit sharp ending.
Creamy mouth feel lingers for a long time, musty Carmel and nuts
Nice port finishing
A fine scotch at an affordable price.
Pronounced chocolate on the pallet with a smooth caramel finish.
Nice. Better without water but very smooth.
Had my eye on it for awhile and finally popped on it. Does not dissapoint
Good flavors. Sweet but not overpowering.
Very fruity and tasty
My favorite of the 12 year and younger Glenmorangie line.
Great sipping whiskey
Tastes a bit acidic or medicine like
Carmel Smell Is Over Powering
Chocolate and caramel, like warm sugar.
It was ok, it had a hint of orange, was not as smooth as I like. Not impressed.
Great scotch! 12 years old going on 25 !
I was surprised...really did taste the different notes
Delicious amount of citrus and pepper with interwoven peat flavor
Good oaky flavor
Banana on the nose and taste. Creamy finish. Like it.
Balanced. Port wine. Good one.
Others called this intense. I thought it was wonderfully balanced and smooth finish.
I had to rate this a little lower because of the strong peaty flavor. I loved the fruit and sweet taste, but I am sensitive to peat, and this was just way too much for me. I se why people enjoy it, but this is not the right scotch for my taste.
Packed with flavours
Caramel, toffee, fruit, med finish.
One of the best I've had
Chocolate and caramel aroma is pleasing and the color is beautiful. A little harsh initially but mellows into a smooth finish.
harsh scotch. Not to my liking. Nice color though.
A very unique scotch and a phenomenal profile for the price. My daily drinker.
Smooth and sweet. A must try!
Absolutely beautiful. Slightly sweet with a slight spice finish.
Very nice for a 12yr. Sweet and smooth
I first tried this in the sampler pack and I was an instant fan!
Fantastic citrusy SM with a nice hint of cherry and jam.
A full bodied and well balanced whisky. Notes of port, nutmeg, orange and raisins. A nice dram.