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Glenury Royal 40 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 121

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Glenury Royal 40 Years Old

Brand
Glenury Royal
Expression
40 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
40 years old
Abv
59.40%
Produced at
Glenury Royal Distillery (Mothballed 1985)
Region
Highland
Availability
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Dave Broom

90
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.

Martine Nouet

77
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.
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