Glenmorangie - The Quinta Ruban (12yr old Highland Single Malt)

Reviewed on Thu 04 Feb, 2016

This is basically just Lasanta-lite, it's the Steven Seagal B-movie version. RC Cola to Coke. I can't believe it's not butter to actual bloody butter. Perfectly fine but you'll wonder why you just didn't bother with the real thing.

One of Glenmorangie's recent "finishes" range, and came as part of a 10cl tasting set I bought , along with limited editions including the standard 10 year old, Lasanta 12 and Nectar D'Or. I'll be reviewing each of these over the course of the week! Click on "glenmorangie" to your right to view the other reviews from this tasting set.

On the nose: Like a weaker version of the Lasanta. Oranges, raisins, christmas fruit cake.

The taste: The taste is significantly better compared to the nose. It's a bit harsher than the Lasanta (46% up from 43% ABV), but there's some nice spices here including nutmeg, cloves and quite a bit of cinnamon, rounded off with some minty/bitter cocao/orange goodness.

The finish: Ah, it burns, it burns! Well, it's not that bad but there's certainly a fiery kick in this finish. Anyone who generally prefers peat bombs should give this a try - there's a lot of flavour and significant amounts of lingering, powerful finish to this.

Personally... This is basically just Lasanta-lite, it's the Steven Seagal B-movie version. RC Cola to Coke. I can't believe it's not butter to actual bloody butter. Perfectly fine but you'll wonder why you just didn't bother with the real thing.


Nose:  88/100 
Taste:  93/100 
Finish:  90/100 
Personal Rating: 89/100 
Value for Money:  88/100 
Overall Rating:  89.6/100 

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