Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban Review

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban Review

On my last trip I purchased a bottle of this single malt scotch whisky.  Since I’ve always enjoyed the offerings from Glenmorangie, and I had not tried this one yet, it was an easy decision.

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Brief History

Starting with their brand symbol, you know Glenmorangie means business.  They chose the Cadboll Stone as an inspiration for their brand.  They describe it as a ‘treasure’ possessing ‘intricate carvings’.  I tend to agree.  When I saw it for the first time it struck me as highly detailed, bold, and masterful statement.  It could not be better depicted as by a video they released.  This video follows two Master Craftsmen with distinctly different disciplines who Glenmorangie commissioned to bring their symbol to life.  Check it out below: read more

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The Macallan Sienna Whisky Review

The Macallan Sienna Whisky Review

I’ve recently had the pleasure of enjoying The Macallan Sienna an offering from their 1824 line up.  Here I’ll let you know how it tasted, but first to satisfy my curiosity I had to do a little research on the brand.

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Brief History

A long time ago, 1824 to be exact, a school Teacher and barley Farmer in Scotland founded The Macallan distillery.  His name was Alexander Reid.  Things were much different then, for example whisky would be made and drunk new.  That’s right, no aging.  Their website describes “Six Pillars” to which they attribute the ‘fame and character’ of their single malt whisky.  The pillars are: Spiritual Home, Curiously Small Stills, Finest Cut, Exceptional Oak Casks, Natural Colour, and The Macallan itself.  I’ll talk about the two that interested me the most, Finest Cut and Exceptional Oak Casks. read more

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