Price Point: $45 – $55 for 750 ML
Last week, I reviewed Glenmorangie Lasanta, a Scotch matured for ten years in ex-bourbon casks and an additional two years in Oloroso sherry casks. Quinta Ruban, however, spends 10 years aging in American white oak casks, before being transferred into ruby port pipes from the Quintas, or wine estates, of Portugal.
During a trip to the liquor store with my dad, he picked out Quinta Ruban based on my recommendation of Lasanta and his preference for port wine.
Well, if you were to base the quality of a whisky simply by the nose, then you would walk right past Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban! The tastes from the port aging come through in a big way here, with a lot of raisin flavor coming out.
The finish is really nice. Not as red wine-heavy as Lasanta, but still reminiscent of the finish of a port wine.
Rating & Recommendations
Quinta Ruban is an excellent Scotch, but I happen to like Lasanta slightly better, which is why I rate this an 86 out of 100.
Just like with Lasanta, enjoy this whisky neat to get all of the flavors out of it..
Glenmorangie does a great job maturing its whiskies in creative ways, and Quinta Ruban is another example of its expertise.