Glenury Royal 1970 / 36 Year Old

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Glenury Royal 1970 / 36 Year Old
70cl / 57.9%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
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.
£499.00
(£415.83 ex. VAT)
More Details:
CountryScotlandRegionHighlandBottlerDistillery BottlingBottling StatusDiscontinuedAge36 Year OldVintage1970No of Bottles1926
Tasting Notes:
Tasting Notes by Tim F

Nose:  Perfumed and floral (roses), hint of Chinese balloons initially.  Then tinned pear, fresh ginger and a hint of clove.  Fresh red apple, then baked apple and a hint of overcooked pie crust (getting a bit Jilly Goolden here, for which apologies).  Some nice sweet notes.  Very promising.

Palate:  Carries on the good work of the nose.  Medium-to-full weight, plenty of ripe fruit notes, pressed flowers, honey and cake spices, lovely oily mouth-coating texture.  Great weight and balance - the oak is a positive presence, but not an intrusive one.  This balance allows all the nuances of flavour an equal opportunity to come forward. Somehow the alcohol is not over-powering tasted neat.

Finish: Long.  Drifts away very slowly with a lovely dance of spices and polished wood.

Comment:  Basically this is a great malt whisky.  Given the rarity of official releases from this distillery, the quality of the malt and the prevailing collector's enthusiasm for the brand (I don't like that word, but we all have to live with 'em), this is something a bit special.

Customer Reviews: (5 reviews)
Probably the best whiskey i have ever tasted, I total agree with McFly, here you can really feel that price and quality goes together. I am also thinking about buying another bottle
- Preben, 17th Oct '11
i am quite dissapointed with this...the high abv burns down the throat,this one only can drink with water and neat does not works out to be pleseant...also does not justifies its hefty price,
- saha, 20th Sep '11
The best whisky I've ever tasted. It's full of flavour and despite its high alcohol content it doesn't burn the throat on the way down. Because of the high cost I only poured myself out half a measure, but even so, after I had finished I could feel I had had a drink!! This one I'm going to savour. Seriously thinking about buying another bottle too!
- McFly, 21st Apr '11
a superb dram of the golden stuff! we tried this in December; http://angelswhiskyclub.com/awc/decembertaste.asp and still have half a bottle remaining, keeping this for that special time, Paul McLean, Angels whisky club
- Paul McLean, angels whisky club, 14th Dec '10
just waiting on ma bottle....happy days!!
- handsomecoco, 29th Sep '10
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