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Glenury Royal 1970

Overall rating 155 votes 92.42

Member rates

161 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 23
Taste 23
Finish 23
Balance 23

Tastingtags

10 Notes

Dram Dracula
Expert Senior Dram Dracula Note
18 Feb 2017 4:16 pm
Dram Dracula gave this whisky 92 points

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. 

pilgrim77
Specialist pilgrim77 Note
24 Dec 2015 5:12 pm
pilgrim77 gave this whisky 92 points

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.

Black Widow
Expert Senior Black Widow Note
22 Nov 2015 1:03 pm
Black Widow gave this whisky 92 points

This Whisky was sold for 580,-€ at Whiskyauction 10/2015

jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
17 Oct 2015 2:53 pm

The ‘Gone but not forgotten’ masterclass led by Colin Dunn at the Whisky Exchange show 2015 presented six drams, each from a lost distillery. They were: Glenesk ’69; Millburn ’75; St Magdalene ’78; Brora 9th release; Convalmore ’77 and lastly a Glenury ’70.



N:  Another Clynelish’esque nose. with its sweet, sherried pancakes and sweet clotted/sour cream.


T: Cautious beginning with an alarming bitter pinch - in a ‘wake up, slap in the face’ way. Big oils lead to chocolate with some dry harshness, but water is needed to sort that out. Once diluted, the whole expression then cakes the palate. Its edgy and brash, but ‘bring it on’ i say.


F: Drying with a chocolate maltiness and a wood-soft blanket, Its one enormous dram once it gets going.


C: Its a loud one, a Paul Weller whisky perhaps? Hell yeah! A standout whisky that can’t be ignored. Many peoples favourite of the six.


Scores an A


Whisky-in-Wiesbaden
Connoisseur Whisky-in-Wiesbaden Review note
12 Sep 2014 1:34 pm
Whisky-in-Wiesbaden gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90.4
Nose
92
Initial taste
92
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
85
Presentation
87
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Georges
Connoisseur Georges Review note
14 Aug 2014 10:45 pm
Georges gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
91.5
Nose
92
Initial taste
93
Body
94
Finish
92
Price
82
Presentation
91
Georges
Connoisseur Georges Tasting note
14 Aug 2014 10:43 pm
Georges gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Deep gold
Nose

Flowers, honey, soft, fruity

Taste

Sweet, creamy, fruity, spicy, delicate

Finish

Long and fruity

Comments
Furtia
Connoisseur Furtia Review note
22 Nov 2012 11:55 pm
Furtia gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.2
Nose
88
Initial taste
85
Body
89
Finish
91
Price
90
Presentation
86
Sonett
Connoisseur Sonett Tasting note
14 Nov 2012 6:55 pm
Sonett gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Soft and pleasant, Vanilla, light nose of sherry fruits, a hint of oak, some herbs

Taste

Enters the mouth soft and mild, thereafter a rapid increase in various tastes. Light figs switching over intense oak for a moment then over to mild spices

Finish

 Long with mild spices, almonds and finally a slightly bitter end

Comments

This is an excellent Glenury. 

Sonett
GLEN MAUR
Connoisseur GLEN MAUR Review note
12 Nov 2012 11:01 pm
GLEN MAUR gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
90.9
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
92
Finish
92
Price
90
Presentation
89
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