Glenury Royal 36 years 1970 - 2007

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Glenury Royal 36 years 1970 - 2007
  • Glenury Royal 36 years 1970 - 2007
  • Glenury Royal 36 years 1970 - 2007

Glenury Royal 36 years 1970 - 2007

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

BottlerDistillery bottling
Distillery / brandGlenury Royal
RangeDiageo Special Releases
CountryScotland
RegionHighlands
Content Size0.7 liter
Alc/vol57.9%
Age36 years
Distilled1970
Bottled2007
Number of bottles1926
Flavour ProfilesMature and complex
€ 1.349,95

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Note: The fill level has dropped slightly! For that reason the price is really low.

Glenury Royal 36 years 1970 - 2007

Founded in 1825 by Robert Barclay, the distillery took its name from the valley running through the Ury district. Just weeks after opening, a major fire destroyed the stocks of barley along with the kiln and parts of the malt floor. Glenury Royal's malt floors were closed in 1968. The distillery then continued to produce malt whisky for almost two more decades, but finally shut down in May 1985. In 1992, the owners decided to sell the distillery and 1 year later this happened. A real estate company became the owner and created flats on the site where the distillery first stood. This makes Glenury Royal one of the closed distilleries.
 

Origin and bottling

This very rare 36-year-old Glenury Royal is made from Single Malt Whisky distilled in the year 1970 and is the third in the series of Diageo Special Releases from this long-closed distillery. It is a particularly interesting comparison to the earlier bottling of Glenury Royal 1968 also released as a 36-year-old version. Only 1926 bottles of this special bottling were released worldwide.
 

Cask type

Rumours tell us that these are exclusively First Fill Bourbon Barrels, but Diageo would not confirm this.
 

Tasting note

Colour

Ochre yellow

Nose

We're talking about a delicious fruit basket filled with red apples and sweet pears. In addition, fresh ginger and roses. Very refined and the 36-year ageing has turned all the sharp edges into sultry scents.

Taste

The wood is definitely present, but not intrusive. A nice oily texture and flavours of honey, flowers and biscuit spices give character to this old lady.

Finish

Not overly long, but the high alcohol leaves a powerful, slightly sweet taste on the palate

Overall impression

It is always special to taste something from a distillery that no longer exists. That it is then also a delicious whisky only makes it all the more wonderful. 

This Glenury Royal 36 years 1970 - 2007 gets an average score on WhiskyBase of 91.65/100 points

Glenury Royal 36 years 1970 - 2007

Glenury Royal 36 years 1970 - 2007

€ 1.349,95

(0% vat)

In stock