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Glenmorangie Port/Sherry Finish Discontinued?

Postby Secesh » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:24 pm

I visited their website and noticed that there is no mention of the wood finishes. My wife and I were out last Saturday and the bartender told me that the state stores (NH) would no longer be carrying it. That didn't mean much to me until I visited Glenmorangie's website yesterday. Please no.
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Re: Glenmorangie Port/Sherry Finish Discontinued?

Postby les taylor » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:37 pm

Yep. Time to grab it whilst you can. There is the new La santa ( sherry finsh ) and The Quinta Rubin ( Port wood ). But the old finshes are going going and almost gone.

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Re: Glenmorangie Port/Sherry Finish Discontinued?

Postby Newbie » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:41 pm

Aha!! Finally a question I can answer!

The old style bottles with port/sherry finishes have been discontinued :cry:

However they have been replaced with the new style bottles and different names :D

The port finsh is now called Quinta Ruban
The sherry finsh is now Lasanta

Why they wanted to change the names into something that is so difficult to understand I dont know. If they wanted something more exotic they should have used a name of a sherry or port (e.g. Olorosso)
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Re: Glenmorangie Port/Sherry Finish Discontinued?

Postby mikeymad » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:54 pm

I can report that the new ones are good. I liked them better than the old expressions. But they seem to come with a price hike as well. So, I am not sure the trade off is a good one at this point.

I could get the old ones for around $33-$40 USD.

The new ones seem to be in the fifties.

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Re: Glenmorangie Port/Sherry Finish Discontinued?

Postby woodhill » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:57 pm

mikeymad wrote:I can report that the new ones are good. I liked them better than the old expressions. But they seem to come with a price hike as well. So, I am not sure the trade off is a good one at this point.

I could get the old ones for around $33-$40 USD.

The new ones seem to be in the fifties.

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They are a slightly higher ABV. so that adds to the price.
Also someone has to pay for the revamp. :mrgreen:
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Re: Glenmorangie Port/Sherry Finish Discontinued?

Postby Secesh » Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:08 pm

Thanks.

Of course a fancier name and label means it's worth more, that's just simple economics; or is it marketing, I get confused.
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Re: Glenmorangie Port/Sherry Finish Discontinued?

Postby Ganga » Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:39 pm

woodhill wrote:
mikeymad wrote:I can report that the new ones are good. I liked them better than the old expressions. But they seem to come with a price hike as well. So, I am not sure the trade off is a good one at this point.

I could get the old ones for around $33-$40 USD.

The new ones seem to be in the fifties.

Cheers,


They are a slightly higher ABV. so that adds to the price.
Also someone has to pay for the revamp. :mrgreen:


I was never a fan of the old finishes. However, I find the newer bottlings to be quite a bit more enjoyable. At some point I will pick up the Nectar d'Or.
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Re: Glenmorangie Port/Sherry Finish Discontinued?

Postby woodhill » Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:45 pm

Ganga wrote:
woodhill wrote:
mikeymad wrote:I can report that the new ones are good. I liked them better than the old expressions. But they seem to come with a price hike as well. So, I am not sure the trade off is a good one at this point.

I could get the old ones for around $33-$40 USD.

The new ones seem to be in the fifties.

Cheers,


They are a slightly higher ABV. so that adds to the price.
Also someone has to pay for the revamp. :mrgreen:


I was never a fan of the old finishes. However, I find the newer bottlings to be quite a bit more enjoyable. At some point I will pick up the Nectar d'Or.


Nectar D'or is Fantastic. Worth every penny!
The Quinta Ruban is also grand and worth a try although quite a few people seem to prefer the old Port Wood!
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Re: Glenmorangie Port/Sherry Finish Discontinued?

Postby BruceCrichton » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:19 pm

Newbie wrote:Aha!! Finally a question I can answer!

The old style bottles with port/sherry finishes have been discontinued :cry:

However they have been replaced with the new style bottles and different names :D

The port finsh is now called Quinta Ruban
The sherry finsh is now Lasanta

Why they wanted to change the names into something that is so difficult to understand I dont know. If they wanted something more exotic they should have used a name of a sherry or port (e.g. Olorosso)


The flavours of the two are different and livelier than before. They are also bottled at 46%abv and unchilfiltered as is the Nectar D'or which replaces the old Sauternes wood finish.

The 10 year old is fresher than before and has more obvious bourbony character.
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Re: Glenmorangie Port/Sherry Finish Discontinued?

Postby BruceCrichton » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:21 pm

Ganga wrote:I was never a fan of the old finishes. However, I find the newer bottlings to be quite a bit more enjoyable. At some point I will pick up the Nectar d'Or.


Make it soon as it's marvellously sweet.
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Re: Glenmorangie Port/Sherry Finish Discontinued?

Postby Lawrence » Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:24 pm

Also the age statement on the new bottle/label is very small, I suspect that the whole line could go NAS for a while until stocks come back up.
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Re: Glenmorangie Port/Sherry Finish Discontinued?

Postby TheTross » Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:10 pm

woodhill wrote:Nectar D'or is Fantastic. Worth every penny!


There was just one bottle of Nectar D'or left on the shelf at the supermarket I work at (it was alone, it was staring at me, and I get 10% staff discount - what was I to do?). I can also vouch for it being a fantastic dram. Very sweet though, and I find that most of the Sauternes appears on the finish. Works for me though: the bottle's nearly empty, and I've not had it a week! :oops:
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Re: Glenmorangie Port/Sherry Finish Discontinued?

Postby mikeymad » Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:38 pm

Okay you heard him:

10% discount from TheTross....... !!!!!!

Charge.....!!!!!! :D ...... :shock: ...

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Re: Glenmorangie Port/Sherry Finish Discontinued?

Postby les taylor » Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:51 pm

mikeymad wrote:Okay you heard him:

10% discount from TheTross....... !!!!!!

Charge.....!!!!!! :D ...... :shock: ...

Cheers,



Mikey I'm behind you in the queue. :wink:
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Re: Glenmorangie Port/Sherry Finish Discontinued?

Postby woodhill » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:00 pm

Almost worth getting a job there. :lol:
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Re: Glenmorangie Port/Sherry Finish Discontinued?

Postby les taylor » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:02 pm

woodhill wrote:Almost worth getting a job there. :lol:



It's a long commute for me. Otherwise ................

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Re: Glenmorangie Port/Sherry Finish Discontinued?

Postby lohssanami » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:40 am

They have the discontinued bottles at a Trader Joe's near me for $34.99. I wouldn't be surprised if you can find them at all Trader Joe's in California.

I've only tried the Quinta Ruban of the new offering, but I thought it was a great whisky.
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Re: Glenmorangie Port/Sherry Finish Discontinued?

Postby jimidrammer » Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:26 pm

Any more comments on the new "Original" 10yo. I opened mine the other day and was very disappointed. No flowery nose, no sweet spice palate and a very dry finish. I'm going to get an old bottling and do a H-T-H, but I don't see any "artisan cask " improvement. All old bottlings are on sale here too, but the rest of the new line have not shown up yet. Still one of my favorite distilleries, I just need to flush out these changes to see what I like.
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Re: Glenmorangie Port/Sherry Finish Discontinued?

Postby mikeymad » Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:15 pm

I didn't find the old 10 and the new 10 to be that much different (almost like the same beverage in the new bottle).

Ganga and I blew through an old bottle of the 10yo (in a couple of hours) the last time he was up here. And we had the new expression at a show during the same time. I found the new expression a little more drinkable. It could be because of the other beverages I had around it at the show. No real change in quality though.

Maybe try it again once it has been open for a little while. And I like your idea of a Head 2 Head...

Let us know your results.

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