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.
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Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban Whisky
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.
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.