Glenury Royal 1970

Overall rating
90.43/100
votes
129
Whiskybase ID
WB3291
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Vintage
1970
Bottled
10.1999
Stated Age
29 years old
Strength
57.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281015347
Added on
28 aug 2008 10:45 am
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1973.00

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Whisky reviews for Glenury Royal 1970

19 users have left 20 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.43 points.

  1. vlad78 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The Rare Malts series consists of masterpieces and this is one of them.
    Nose. Apples and Apple jam, honey, Linden, fresh fruit.
    Taste. Sweet fruit, a little glue and rubber, book dust.
    Aftertaste. Sweet, long-lasting, with a slight hint of bitter tones.
    • Nose
      Apples and Apple jam, honey, Linden, fresh fruit.
    • Taste
      Sweet fruit, a little glue and rubber, book dust.
    • Finish
      Sweet, long-lasting, with a slight hint of bitter tones.

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  3. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Squinugie scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. whisk_guy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    0.75 left
    opened for a month
    Glassware: Lehmann
    Colour: Gold

    1 month definitely not the best condition to enjoy :(
    • Nose
      89 89
      Malt, chamomile, pineapple, banana, citrus, vanilla, sugar cane, waxy, honey, nutmeg, hints of lemon and hay
    • Taste
      87 87
      Full body, creamy, heavy tropical fruit, quite astringent, nectar, smoky, woody
    • Finish
      86 86
      Tropical fruit, cinnamon
      Length: Medium Major (2mins)

  6. Jackson05 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A challenging but very enjoyable whisky. Nose is hard to get due to the abv, as often is the case with Rare Malts. Massive flavours and development, needs time for sure to unfold. Even with the intensity, it’s a style that doesn’t get released anymore.
    • Nose
      Subdued (due to heat) spicy, prickly, pretty classic Rare Malt nose. Very big dram. Rose water, orange oil, chili’s in honey.
    • Taste
      Huge, orange oil, waxy, and a bucket of honey. Very nice.
    • Finish
      Spicy, full fat, oily, chili honey, chili orange.

  7. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    N: Fruity - white grapes, melon and ripe pear, spices, grassy and almond paste. Very mature and complex whisky.
    T: Mature and dusty notes. Pine resin, marshmellows, popcorn, tobacco leaves, apple and spices - pepper.
    F: Medium drying with pastry, honey, malty and again peppery.

    Anothere great bottle share from Whisky4all

  8. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    22 21 23 22 88

    The nose at the beginning is sweet-lacquer, then softer, but the taste is aggressive, generally not bad, tasty ... but it probably requires a long sediment ...

  10. ConvalRen scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  11. Teresa scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  12. checkpointrk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  13. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2007]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 1042 that I bought for 125 Euro in July, 2007.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 90.  Unfortunately my notes are lost.

  14. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  15. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  16. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    With a little water the nose gets sweeter with some toffee notes

    The palate  has a few dry notes now with less fruit but there is absolutely no bitterness.

    Finish seems to be longer now

    This is old school, old style quite reserved in a way but without doubt high quality.
    • Nose
      Candied pineapple chunks, treacle tart, damp wood (not in a bad way), ripe plum, some honey and a trace of orange but also a little wood polish
    • Taste
      Chewy mouthfeel, a little toffee, menthol, fizzy grapefruit, some bitterness comes in but still on grapefruit and a touch of melon.

      Takes time to develop on the palate
    • Finish
      Quite long and restrained with the some more orange notes coming through

  17. franpincoffee scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    http://whiskycast.com/ratings/glenury-royal-29-rare-malts-series/

    Want proof that whiskies hold up over time? I tasted this 11 years after it was bottled in 1999, and 40 years after it was distilled in 1970, and it still gets a 95! The nose is dry with notes of wood shavings and a hint of pepper. The taste is pungent and spicy with a blast of chili pepper that fades to reveal notes of old leather and almonds. The finish is smooth and lingering with spicy notes and hints of licorice.

  18. Allandale scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Medium bodied. Perfect as a dram with the sweets for a dinner finale.
    • Nose
      Aromatic, a gallery of aromas. Mature Oloroso cream sherry. Nutty, almond. Whiff of burning heather peat. Sweet citrus.
    • Taste
      Flowery, flaunted in a stylish manner. Sweet notes as from orange blossom honey. Cherry marks its presence in a light way and so do the peat and malt.
    • Finish
      Long and silky. Honey sweetness developing into light peppery notes with hints of cinnamon trotting in a same pace.

  19. zby0001 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      93 93

  20. The Macallan scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This one was sampled quite some time ago and I examend it on my own pace. You`ll definately need quite some water to reduced it, but when patient enough it reveals it self to you in all its forms. However I must admit that the other DB versions where slightly better so therefor my score will be slightly lower.

    The nose was spicy, dryish oaky aroma`s, some fruity esters with some nice aldehydes. The palate was more of that from a vanilla/toffee like tablet with a sweetness and some fruit (some green and citrus like fruit). The finish was quite long, flavorish with a nice dry oakiness.

  21. aby scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    this one needs time.

    i first tasted this one in Ardshiel Hotel in Campbeltown and did not take enough time (too much to taste) and rated it 82.

    Yesterday evening i took longer to taste it again: it is much better than i expected: 

    nose: dry, grassy, 

    taste: sweet, grass, fruits and honey  rating: 89

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