Glenury Royal 1970

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2007
Stated Age
36 years old
Number of bottles
57.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Nov 2008 4:53 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 1464.42

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Whisky Reviews for Glenury Royal 1970

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.77 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Absolutely my direction, is one of those wow malts for me, just because he is not overpowered, but on the contrary, the perfect integration of alcohol. Liquid Garden Eden.
    • Nose
      Sweet apricot jellies, melted gummy bears in red, yellow and white, orange oil, blossom honey, vanilla, bergamot and hibiscus tea, cherry, sweet woods and sweet pineapple
    • Taste
      The apricot jellies, orange oil, slightly salty, camphor, honey, candied lemon peel, Demerarazucker, toffee, light raisins, peach jam, alcohol is absolutely fantastically involved
    • Finish
      Green tea, oily, orange peel, birch sap, peach, medium to long

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

      Fantastic silence, depth and impressive diversity in all components, complexity, perfect balance, a sense of age and at the same time freshness, some kind of non-rooted ruffiness; there are not enough words to describe the grandeur of this, so I'll go to the figures.
    • Nose
      Open, fresh, tart, freshly planed oak board, wet leather, barnyard, lemon peel, honey-floral notes, wet grindstone, burnt Bengal lights, burnt sulfur on matches, a little greens, cucumbers, orange candied fruits, wildflowers, wormwood.
    • Taste
      Powerful, dense, tart oak, grapefruit crust, red pepper, creamy notes - boiled condensed milk, raisins, dried fruits, lemon peel, lollipops, butter, cream, very rich and varied, with all that very fresh and even brutal, whether.
    • Finish
      Soft, warming, oily, slightly astringent oak, orange peel, grapefruit peel, a little young bark, cream, butter cream, mint, a little eucalyptus - fine and long.

  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Meets my nerves pretty much - yummy - especially - retrotyle, certainly does not suit everyone - it's very complex in a more limited-specific area. For me the finest 70 / 80s style with probably 25yo ++ refill sherry, bourbon or a Vatting of both Reminds me of the Bunna 1987 from the Maltman WID: 79349, this Imperial 1995 WID: 66592 and the Glen Ord 25 SR 1978/2004 - but also a Craigellachie or Aultmore I have to think. A decent resolution I would welcome (if necessary small lead) - today - after 1cl he gets 93,92,91 for N, T, F - I would buy depending on the price probably directly - but I buy nothing more: smile: Thank Thanks for the great Dram WB70
    • Nose
      a pleasant tempting sweetness, some wax and dried orange peel, later rather fresh peeled tangerine peel, green tea, sweet grass, some geranium leaves, rose petals and jasmine flowers, everything is played around by delicate oak notes that come cultured and aged pulsating - so moving that they sometimes completely clear the stage for the other flavors and then come back - some chocolate and licorice in the luggage. Overall, flowers, wax and orange tones dominate - the nose is noble, complex and clear Water does not tolerate the nose quite so well.
    • Taste
      with a little water a strong start, the next sip must be smaller, nice sweet with fine delicate acidity, strong mouthwash, panna cotta, coconut cream with rose water, pepper, oak, fresh sawn boards, wax, furniture polish, orange - then increasingly dry in the Mouth, black tea with honey, nectar and dry fruits - the sweetness is so intertwined with the aromas - I think briefly of smoke, then light sulfur (broth but very delicate as a mist) or celery - very exciting and very long "chewable "
    • Finish
      a fine tingling remains on the tongue, a delicate wax film, orange and mint oil, from time to time flashes a bitter note, sometimes walnut shell - then dark chocolate - tends to go from warm to cold - to only mint, red pepper and some wax stay

  5. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    After trying a sample, I quickly went out and got a bottle... and convinced two of my other friends to get the same bottle. Just wanted to spread the joy around, and just in case I finish my bottle, I can just go over to their place and enjoy theirs. Very complex and enjoyable, from the nose to the finish. I'm usually slightly doubtful regarding these high scores on whiskybase for expensive official bottlings from extinct distilleries because I think sometimes these scores are inflated, but the score for this one is right on. 

  6. olegborgol scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Great Molt! Very rich, developing taste - aftertaste does not end. 23-24-24-23

  7. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I'm torn. A malt that does not jump right in your face. He does that rather subtly. I appreciate that. What bothers me a bit is how he handles water. With water, the nose is not so nice but in the mouth he likes me better.
    So smell without water and drink with water :-).
    Overall, a really nice malt.
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring something old bookshelf. But then it goes by and by. Then comes orange oil, bergamot. Some wood stain and wood wax. Tree sap. A flower meadow, which is not fully in the juice. Slightly candied candied pineapple. After some time, the flower meadow is now rather kräuterig.
      Interestingly enough, it becomes almost citrusy and less elegant with water.
    • Taste
      At first some OBF again. Then also the orange oil and bergamot. Some orange blossom honey, orange juice and then orange peel. I have some orange with it today. Tree resin. It tingles and some shower sticks come. Then it gets drier and the oak starts. The oak, however, is more noticeable through dryness than bitterness.
      In the mouth, the malt benefits from the water and becomes warmer and sweeter.
    • Finish
      The shower sticks will be less. Green tea with lemon balm. Wood polish. Tree bark.

  8. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Stunningly complex nose that needed a couple of drops of water to reveal its full glory. Very fruity (poached pears, strawberries and ripe apples) with rich oak, fresh barley, honey fudge and vanilla supporting things beautifully. Lovely, dark delivery on the palate, with caramelised sugars again supporting the fruity and woody notes. A creamy transition then leads on to a remarkably poised finish, with the fresh barley coming back to the fore. A really great dram.

  9. wishfuldrinking scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    Wow, what a whisky. It´s very strange at the first moment. But give him a second chance and you will love this stuff.

  10. Sb17sw scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89


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