Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban, 46% ABV
Single malt Scotch whisky (Highlands)
Price range, 750 mL: $45-55
Nose: Blood orange, baking spices, old wood.
Palate: Plums, blood orange, more spices. Pretty much just like the nose, with a super soft mouthfeel.
Finish: Much more of the baking spices coming through here. Very nice, long finish with those spices lingering. Eventually, you can taste the flavors of the Glenmorangie 10 Original coming through - soft stone fruits and a maltiness enveloping it all.
Rating (of 100): 91. This whisky is sweet but not cloying at all; I feel like some whiskies with fortified wine influence are not ones I would care to drink all night but this is definitely an exception to that group. A sophisticated dram at a peasant's price.