Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Rare Old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
20 aug 2008 7:44 pm

Average value

€ 699.00

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50 × member ratings

82 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenury Royal 1984 GM

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.35 points.

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    For me a characteristic profile of G&M Rare Old; gentle whisky with both juicy oakiness and hints of sherry. It's a pity that this distillery no longer exists.
    • Nose
      Delicate oakiness mixed with banana, kiwi and melon. Butterscotch and some vanilla. Hints of sherry as well.
    • Taste
      Sweet and rich oak. Stewed fruits(figs and prunes) with a spicy edge of pepper and nutmeg. Also honey and smoke.
    • Finish
      Quite long. Bitterness at the end. Complex.

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  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    There is white fruit and a grassy/hay note on the nose. The palate is quite creamy with a dash of faint peat and stewed mango, honey and a splash of lemon.
    The finish is really spicy and the fruit returns, this is pretty good.
    Profile is simples but it works.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Jeep51 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Amazing profile. The fruits seem to me totally absent. It is a relatively intense whisky despite the likely strong reduction. Very interesting.
    • Nose
      Really immediately very expressive. It is very woody but not overwhelmingly. Hard caramel, vanilla and some wax and tobacco. In the background, there is a delicate sherry and some floral notes. Very interesting and pleasant.
    • Taste
      In continuity with a mix of oak and wood relatively intense associated with softer notes of salted butter caramel, honey, creme brulee and vanilla. More spicy than the nose (pepper, cinnamon, clove) and a very slight bitterness in the middle of the mouth.
    • Finish
      Long and intense. Wooded always and slightly smoked.

  5. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Nose light enough, orange point and white glue. Beautiful floral attack but the middle brings back bitterness. Alcohol wakes up in a long, astringent finish.

  6. m884 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Oak, dry, a tad sharp, a bit grass, in the background some forest honey, hay and flowers, a tad cream and something reminiscent of sherry. All in all a very subtle nose on every account, patient waiting and a few drops water open it up a bit thou.

    Mouth: Mild, a bit grassy, a tad honey

    Finish: Relatively short, a tad oak, grassy, hay and flowers, a bit herbs, very pleasant

    Comments: Well this one is rather subtle all around and need quite some time in the glass. It`s quite elegant and well rounded thou and I quite liked it. Maybe a bit in the direction of a peatless Higland Park

  7. Master Quill scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Exactly the same score as the 2010 version, yet they are (very) different. This one is the smoother, more elegant one 


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