I bought this bottle earlier this evening, I opened and sampled it at brother in laws birthday dinner with he and my dad. First neat, then with a few added drops of water.
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban Highland Single Malt Scotch
- Color: Amber ruby colored, deep red. (ruban means ruby)
- Nose: Vanilla, honey, fruit, maybe citrus, faint cherry, faint chocolate and woody overall sweet smell dominates the nose with cherry and wood undertones, the alcohol smell here is light.
- Palate: Very agreeable initial taste that warmed. Velvety almost thick tasting mouth feel. Honey, chocolate, sweet, citrus, vanilla, cherry port. Wow so many flavors.
- Finish: Long slow silky pepper finish that pleasantly warms your whole chest. To use an expression from Brian Cox “works like a depth charge”
- Nose: Opened up more of the wood smell, more honey than vanilla, faint licorice notes I didn’t notice.
- Palate: Similar to the nose in taste, more licorice and wood, thick mouth feel.
- Finish: Quick and sharp, less of the slow lingering you taste before the water was added.
This dram was very delicious and easily drinkable. Very complex. I found it both refreshing and full tasting. I could see myself drinking this in a night with 3 friends. Maybe too drinkable? Overall a very enjoyable, and I’d say fun Scotch. So complex but drinkable.
95/100 would buy for a friend. I’ve decided to not buy the same bottle of Scotch until I’ve tried at least 5 expressions of each region. I’m still fairly new to Scotch. I’m 25. Been drinkng Scotch about 3 years.
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