Glenmorangie The Quinta Ruban 12 Year Old 1st Edition 2007 (70cl, 46%)
Launched in 2007, the Quinta Ruban was the repackaged version of the Port Wood Finish, first bottled in 1994. It is matured in bourbon casks before spending a final finishing period in Port pipes.
This 12 year old is Glenmorangie's Port cask finished expression, dubbed Quinta Ruban. To craft this single malt, the liquid spent 10 years maturing in American white oak casks, before being transferred into specially selected ruby Port pipes from the Quintas (wine estates) of Portugal in the Douro valley.
Despite being owned by blenders, MacDonald & Muir, for most of the 20th century, Glenmorangie had an early focus on bottling its single malt. Some records show that its single malt was being sold as early as the late 19th century. This became the distillery's main output in 1959, and with the unique flavours derived from Scotland's tallest stills, Glenmorangie is now one of the world's biggest selling malts. As a result, the distillery portfolio over the years has been extensive, and little has been spared for independent bottlers. Pioneers of cask finishes, the distillery has never shied away from experimentation, and under the guiding hand of Maestro Dr Bill Lumsden they continue to release a variety of expressions to keep "The Sixteen Men of Tain" rushed off their feet.