Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced a refresh of its Extra Matured Range, which includes evolved packaging, plus a new recipe for its Port Cask Finished whisky.
Glenmorangie’s 12-year-old Port Cask Finish, known as The Quinta Ruban, will now age for an additional two years and become a 14-year-old expression. The extra two years of maturation brings out even deeper flavors of Seville orange and dark chocolate, the company says, for a bolder, velvety whisky.
The cask selection and the finishing process remain the same.
In addition, the packaging for the Port Cask Finish will change from black to green, giving the new 14-year-old whisky improved on-shelf stand-out for browsing consumers, the company says.
“As part of the continuing appraisal of Glenmorangie’s range of whiskies, we believe whisky lovers will appreciate our popular Quinta Ruban expression even more with an additional two years of maturation,” explains Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s director of whisky creation, distilling and whisky stocks. “The Quinta Ruban will be aged for at least 14 years – spending at least ten years in bourbon casks before being finished in port casks for flavors of berries and nutmeg entwined with mint chocolate and Seville orange.”
Simultaneously, Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or will transition from a 12-year-old whisky to a non-age stated expression, while retaining all the same flavors for this Sauternes cask-finished expression. Glenmorangie’s 12-year-old Sherry Cask Finish, The Lasanta, will also remain the same liquid in its updated branding.