- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Rare Malts Selection
- Stated Age
- 29 years old
- 57.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 28 Aug 2008 10:50 am
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Whisky Reviews for Glenury Royal 1970
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.62 points
- [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.
- 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.
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
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
Quite long and restrained with the some more orange notes coming through
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.
- Medium bodied. Perfect as a dram with the sweets for a dinner finale.
Aromatic, a gallery of aromas. Mature Oloroso cream sherry. Nutty, almond. Whiff of burning heather peat. Sweet citrus.
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.
Long and silky. Honey sweetness developing into light peppery notes with hints of cinnamon trotting in a same pace.
- 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.
- 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