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Glenmorangie - The Quinta Ruban 12-Year | Kevin Rye.net - Whisky

Kevin Rye

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Glenmorangie - The Quinta Ruban 12-Year

I haven’t had a Glenmorangie that I haven’t liked. Is this another hit?

At $50 a bottle, it’s $13 cheaper than the Nectar D'Or 12-Year that I had 5 months ago. This one too is bottled at 46%. It’s also non chill-filtered. Seems like everyone’s advertising that fact nowadays. I guess the distilleries are finally listening to their customers. Maybe we’ll also see the end of over-priced select reserves with no age statements. Then again, I keep buying them don’t I?

Anyway…

From the site:

Aroma: Dark mint chocolate, tangerines and Seville oranges mingle with sandalwood and walnut before giving way to a spicy finish of pepper and nutmeg.

Taste: Mint chocolate and walnuts envelop the palate like velvet, laying the foundations for rose, Turkish delight and sweet Seville oranges.

Finish: Long lasting silky aftertaste leaving dark chocolate mints and traces of orange.

Wow, sounds like it’s all about the oranges!

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Needless to say, this stuff is fantastic. This bottle didn’t last very long at all. Glenmorangie pulls through again with another solid bottling.