Glenury Royal was founded in 1825 near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire in the Eastern Highlands by Captain Robert Barclay. The name of the distillery was taken from the nearby Glen in the district of Ury. Barclay himself was a colourful character. As well as being the Laird of Ury and the local MP, he was also a famous athlete who had walked from L ... Read More »
A 1976 vintage Glenury Royal, bottled by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. The distillery closed in 1983 and bottlings from this distillery can be hard to find.
A 1984 vintage Glenury Royal released as part of Gordon & Macphail's Rare Old collection of hard to find single malts. Fortunately G&M have well stocked warehouses and they managed to pick up a few casks of whisky from this lost distillery before it was mothballed in 1985. It has since been turned into apartments.
A 1976 vintage whisky from lost distillery Glenury Royal, bottled by Gordon & Macphail for their Connoisseurs Choice range. Only a few bottlings have appeared since the distillery closed in 1983 and fortunately they still pop up from time to time, like this one has.
A 1971 vintage Glenury Royal released by Diageo as part of their Rare Malts series of bottlings. The distillery was one that didn't survive the cull of 1983 and has since been demolished. This version was produced for the French market, whose back label it carries.
One of only a handful of long-aged distillery-bottled releases of Glenury Royal. This 1970 vintage is very special whisky from a tragically lost distillery. Impeccable cask selection has led to perhaps the best of Diageo's recent releases from Glenury.
This was the first of the legendary Rare Malt bottlings of Glenury Royal that were released by Diageo in the mid-1990s. This bottling scooped a Gold Medal and two Trophys (including best Single Malt of the Competition) at the IWSC in 1996.
A brilliantly-balanced mouth-coating beauty, this Glenury Royal is a very special whisky from a tragically lost distillery, and we've always been surprised that it didn't sell out years ago - especially after a 92 point review from Whiskyfun.
A belated entry in Diageo's 2011 Special Releases selection, hitting the market in early 2012. Closed in 1985 and since demolished, whisky from the distillery is sought after by collectors and drinkers alike due to the comparatively small number of bottlings available.