Glenury Royal

40 Years Old

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Brand: Glenury Royal
Expression: 40 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 40 years old
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 59.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Another highly mature dram, this time with more steamed syrup pudding, autumn hedgerow fruits, dried citrus peel and that waxiness once more.
Palate: Big impact with lots of perfume, cassia and powdered rose petal. A bosky woodiness moving into sandalwood. Needs just a dribble of water allowing it to expand further.
Finish: Shows its age. Hint of coal dust.
Comment: Yes there's oak but it's old! It is also beautifully balanced.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Rich, deep. Floral. Fading rose. Malty. Malteasers. Fruity. Cider apples. Well displayed layers of aromas. The alcohol is quite sharp though.
Palate: Firm. Warm, biting. It can't be enjoyed neat. But the water enhances the oakiness. Apple compote with cinnamon spice.
Finish: Dry and spicy.
Comment: A tough dram to taste.The alcohol strength, still so high after 40 years in cask, takes some of the pleasure away.
Visit the distillery
Glenury Royal (Closed 1985) Distillery, Stonehaven, Kincardine, Kincardineshire, Highland, Scotland
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