Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban (12 yr)
My experiences thus far with Port finished whiskies have pretty much unanimously been positive so i was really looking forward to the Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban when i received it as a present at Christmas.
Essentially like most of the Glenmorangie finished range these are matured for 10 years in ex-bourbon casks beforebeing finished for a further 2 years in ex port pipes.
I enjoy port finishes much more than most of the wine finishes, i think it's the thicker, fruitier, more jam like qualities that i like about it, and the fact i enjoy a glass or two of port on occasion also.
This cracking dram can be picked up from Master of Malt.
my first words were om nom nom nom this whisky really smells good enough to eat, it's like a redcurrent jam with dark mollasses sugar and sweet oakyness, touches of menthol and acetone mix nicely to give it a really rounded nose
more of the redcurrent jam sweetness on the tongue along with a gentle amount of menthol and bitter dark chocolate.
smooth and silky with a heartwarming afterglow
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