Glenury Royal 1971 Rare Malts
Added on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 05:31 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 23 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1971 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 61.30 % Region: Highland
  Price: $250 Availability: Overseas Specialty
The Rare Malts are a limited-edition series by Diageo to showcase some of the whiskies they own from now-defunct distilleries.  This line was discontinued in 2005, taken over by Diageo's "Special Release" bottlings, but bottles are still around as of spring 2008.
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Orange custard, vanilla, nectary.
P: Malt and light smoke, big flavor but very round on the edges, one dimensional, almost like a blend.
P:  Syrupy with some spicy notes.
From a uniqueness standpoint, not much to say, but I found myself really enjoying this by the end of the glass. 
Cask-strength sherried-aspects of flavor, quite tasty, though hot.  Water in good amounts doesn't change much, except of course you've got extra whisky to drink.  When enough water is added to put the fire out satisfactorily, a sort of rubber emerges that doesn't help.  Finish is kind of long but mostly alcoholic.  A tasty, enjoyable, but notably flawed whisky, though if you want a bit of pain the flaws are tolerable and perhaps welcome. 

Potpourri nose, potpourri taste. Nice, smooth, but doesn't veer too far from where it starts


retaste: 3/5/10:  nose has mint too.  palate has a tangy woodiness.  Raise to B+

Extremely hot, alcoholic whiskey. Some fruit/oak, but really, just hot. Not good (drank with water).  
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