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Glenury Royal 1971 23 Year Old

A rare high quality malt with a full presence

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@WhiskyNotesReview by @WhiskyNotes

27th Dec 2009


Glenury Royal 1971 23 Year Old
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
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Nose: delicately fragrant. Sweet nectar. A clear sherry influence with apples, pears and oranges followed by spices (cinnamon, hints of ginger, nutmeg). Quite sweet and fruity but there seem to be delicate drops of peat in the background. Good balance with the oak, which is definitely present but not overpowering. Some vanilla. At times it even had a medicinal edge (iodine? menthol?). Complex and quite unique.

Mouth: mouth-coating, with even more wood influence now, very warming. Some honey and plenty of fruit. Lots of spices again. Still hints of peat but overall maybe a little less convincing than the nose.

Finish: slightly drying (wood you know) with lingering spices.

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Another for the wishlist.

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