Glenury Royal 1970
70cl / 57.9%
36 Year Old
- Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Glenury Royal 1970 Reviews
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.
5 Customer 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
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,
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!
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
just waiting on ma bottle....happy days!!