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Whisky Reviews for Glenury Royal 13-year-old CA
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.75 points
WF: Glenury was still doing its own malting until 1968, so maybe this is still from that period.
N: The level is low, and unlike yesterday’s Glenlochy, I’ve a feeling this miniature might not have survived the test of time. I pick up creamy milky coconut-y waxy dusty bakelite parts stored next to paints, pots and solvents in an old garage. It doesn’t get any more romantic than that!
T: With soft [sadly flat] watery prickly beginnings, I get a woody bitter peppery dustiness and sootiness,….. then,….. ,…. and then,….. finally soft yet vivid raspberry and > blackberry fruits – and their pollens – on the front-middle of the palate,…
F: ,.. served with dirty dusty sooty > dry oily < whipped cream. The palate becomes slightly maltier after a while, complimented by a waxy malty chew at the death, but that’s me being ultra optimistic. The bitter oak is there till the end, served with green & black tea and seasoned with ground black pepper, but with this particular example it’s all rather inconsequential. The now-perfumed ever-faint raspberries, however, just keep going and going.
C: [Just about] worth trying for the finish, but not to the point of justifying what I paid for this miniature. Damn!
Very fruity, rich sherry influence, lime and some tropical notes. Strong mints and fresh herbs. Ripe pear, caramel, papaya cream, toffee, and overripe banana/pineapple. A touch of smoke, briney.
Immediately fruity, clear sherry influence, lime and pineapple, sweet and bitter herbs, herb medicine, becoming very dry and woody, then it became very sour, what a turn! Oily and intense.
Medium to long, mints, oily fruits, caramel. Ripe apple, rich apple skin.
- Glenury Royal 13yo (80 poof, Cadenhead miniature, 1970s)
Colour: gold. Nose: superbly coconutty and richly waxy. Lots of soots, polishes, crystalised fruits and wee mushroomy and miso notes. Excellent. Mouth: terrific presence in the mouth. Very Cadenhead dumpy, even in the mini format. Lots of metal oils, mechanical notes, dark dried fruits, damp leaves, leather, pot pourri and cough medicines. Finish: good length. All on cereals, sooty waxes, more crystalised fruits and putty. Comments: Many great wee drams to be found in these old minis. Amazing staying power even in small format with a slightly low level. Big, old school highland style Glenury.
SGP: 561 - 89 points.
Notes from Angus for whiskyfun.
There is good balance here. Fruity (mandarins and jackfruits), with a trace of mint. Just so you know, "fruity and minty" is a damn good combination in whisky, second only to "fruity and peaty" in my book. There is also a honeyed edge to this, which makes me think there's some old sherry cask in this.
Just lovely!! Viscous and fat mouthfeel. An old Cadenhead indeed! Old school yumminess! It coats the tongue. Great strength despite being 80 degree proof. Honey fruit juice with mint. Cantaloupes, pomelo and jackfruits. Honeyed. You can't make a better cocktail than this.
No off flavors. These old cadenhead dumpy black label minis are hit and miss, and this one one is a decisive hit!