Glenury Royal 1970

Overall rating
91.79/100
votes
261
Whiskybase ID
WB4344
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2007
Vintage
1970
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
36 years old
Number of bottles
1926
Strength
57.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281023007
Added on
04 nov 2008 4:53 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 1629.76

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Whisky reviews for Glenury Royal 1970

29 users have left 31 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.79 points.

  1. ailean scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Shmirns scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    My lord. A profile like this can just never be found ever again. It's lost forever. That's the first thing I think of when I sip this whisky. Motor-oil, black liquorice, ferns on the forest floor, a bakery at 5am, and just an unforgiving wall of power and grace. No off note. A full belief in itself. Total conviction. I slowly add water to this dram and every time I do, it gets louder, more powerful, more confident. I never want it to end.

  3. DrunkDude scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    scbp-5541, the whole has the temperament of an excellent bourbon blending work, but it is slightly tied, and the taste is too heavy.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Carmelo Anthony's collection is like a re-enactment of part of the Bourbon 2000s bourbon weak barrel bourbon single barrel. Coking coal, coal stove flue gas, small pot of cooking medicine, in addition to papaya, aloe, dust, lemon peel essential oil, mint, cucumber juice, loofah soup. 89
    • Taste
      89 89
      Freshly cut grass, tea soup, honeydew melon, wild flower nectar crystals, slight citric acid, fructose, mint, roasted nuts, lemon peel, grapefruit peel, disinfection potion, a little white space, vegetable juice smell is obvious, slightly young. The wine is medium in strength, rich in fat, slightly tangy, not salty, not astringent, and slightly bitter. p89b90
    • Finish
      90 90
      Slightly numb, slightly spicy, loofah meat, charcoal aroma, slightly astringent, slightly tongue-tied. 90

  4. 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.

  5. Sb17sw scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  6. ConvalRen scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    H2H with GR 1968 2005 release.

    More rounded and balanced than the 2005 release, amazingly it's all about bright emotions and lush fields of golden peonies.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Toasty here. Freshly baked sourdough bread then sliced and put into a toaster, strawberry jam is added and flakes of jasmine flowers are topped. Clean, direct, not too floral but it peaks on with water. Stunning to say the least!
    • Taste
      96 96
      Fresh vegetation, karigane green tea, manuka honey, maple syrup, semi-fermented goat's milk, orange peel, hay, egg tarts, light french salad dressing on rocket salad. Hard-boiled eggs dip into condensed milk and melted chocolate, then sprinkled with a pinch of brown sugar. Utter sweetness and delectable candy-like complexity. A complete and structural plating of flavors that come together as one. Simply stunning, I'm at a loss for words.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Warming softness, like a bed of marshmallows or cotton fields. Still deep and complex portraying clean but light flavors - peppermint chocolate, candied lemon, salt-baked oranges, paprika, nutmeg, blackberries, and some paraffin.

  7. blacknapkins scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  8. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    works perfect with a drop of water
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. penumbra scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Older, old-fashioned, thinking about the tastes of those old men in Hong Kong and Taiwan, it's not surprising that they want to tout Shirley's big M and Bourbon's Uni in the last century.
    • Nose
      Very low ground, as pleasant as a Tiki cocktail. The complex fragrance of fruits and flowers reminds people of Confamore and Gran Grasso of the same 70s, but it is obviously more alcoholic, dense and deep in still water. Sweet butter, sakura shingen cake, state-run cake, acacia nectar, orange/lemon/rose essential oil, peach peel, pineapple, rosaceous fruit, strawberry cream cake, Greek yogurt, flower shop (yes, I use the word is so poor , Urgently need als to make up classes). Almost at the end, it turns into a mixture of alcohol and grease, similar to turpentine, arbor callus fluid, ginkgo, milky white paint, fern and grass, with a little rock salt.
      Very exquisite, whether it is Shirley or Bourbon, the quality of the barrel is very high, suitable for such a long age.
    • Taste
      I love this alcohol level! Sweet and sour, more plants/green elements, the unpicked strawberries are thrown into the blender, the wood elements become more, but it is still far from the logo of 36yo, resin, ginkgo, pistachio shell, wheat bran, There is a touch of matcha bitterness. Fruit candy, citrus, wormwood, peaches, grapes are sweeter than the smell, meringue, honey, cream ice cream, and the floral fragrance is still rich, I feel that the bourbon barrel is not running away.
      Strong, normal fat, normal sweetness, no tannins, no acidity, no astringency, bitterness, no pungency.
    • Finish
      Longer, turpentine, compound juice, ginkgo, orange peel oil.

  10. jujutoulouse scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Nose on precious wood, vanilla bean. In the mouth it is powerful, dense, a little oily, slightly minty, with the structure of the nose in the background

  11. Funtik scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    23/23/23/23

  12. olegborgol scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

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

  13. Gusto scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A great malt. Even with the second dram: no boredom. The aroma is always fresh and new. A companion for an entire evening - a rarity.

  14. daverdaz scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Best Glenury i had!

  15. Mannix65 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  16. LiquidThoughts 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

  17. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Very nice old style recent bottling, honey leather stone fruits camomille white tea.

  18. 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.

  19. dRambo scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  20. dRambo scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Pretty much hits my nerve - delicious - especially - retro style, certainly not everyone likes it - it is very complex in a rather limited, special 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 I have to think of a Craigellachie or Aultmore. I would appreciate a subtle resolution (possibly a small lead) - today - after 1cl it gets 93.92.91 for N, T, F - I would probably buy it directly, depending on the price - but I don't buy anything anymore: smile: Thank you very much for the great dram WB70
    • Nose
      Blind tasting:

      A pleasant, alluring sweetness, some wax and dried orange peel, later more freshly peeled tangerine peel, green tea, sweet grass, some geranium leaves, rose blossoms and jasmine blossoms, everything is surrounded by delicate oak notes that are cultivated and aged and pulsate - so in motion that they sometimes also Make the stage completely free for the other flavors and then be there again - some chocolate and liquorice in your luggage. Overall, flowers, wax and orange tones dominate - the nose looks noble, complex and clear

      The nose does not tolerate water quite as well.
    • Taste
      A strong start even with a little water, the next sip has to be smaller, nice and sweet with a fine, delicate acidity, strong mouthwashing, panna cotta, coconut cream with rose water, pepper, oak seasoning, freshly sawn boards, wax, furniture polish, orange - then increasingly drier in the Mouth, black tea with honey, flower nectar and dried fruits - the sweetness is so wonderfully interwoven with the aromas - I think for a moment of smoke, then of light sulfur (but the broth is very delicate as a mist) or celery - very exciting and chewable for a long time "
    • Finish
      a fine tingling remains on the tongue, a delicate wax film, orange and mint oil, now and then a bitter note flashes, sometimes more like walnut shell - then again dark chocolate - tends to go from warm to cold - until only mint, red pepper and a little wax stay

  21. 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.

  22. 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. 

  23. 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.

  24. Black Widow scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  25. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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

  26. Whisky-in-Wiesbaden scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  27. Georges scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  28. Georges scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Flowers, honey, soft, fruity
    • Taste
      Sweet, creamy, fruity, spicy, delicate
    • Finish
      Long and fruity

  29. Furtia scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      91 91

  30. Sonett scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    This is an excellent Glenury. 
    • 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

  31. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

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