Glenury Royal 1973 24 Years Signatory Vintage - Silent Stills

Glenury Royal


A late 1990s bottling of a single cask Glenury Royal 1973, bottled at full strength for Signatory's Silent Stills series.


There was also another cask in the same series, #6857, that I haven’t tried. The Silent Stills was a great series that we all loved because it was coming with a miniature of the same whisky. Also with a piece of the cask, which was maybe a little more useless. Colour: deep gold. Nose: punchy and malty at first nosing, and rather citrusy. Oranges for sure, zests, then a little pinewood smoke, a little humus/earth and whiffs of sea air. More fruits develop, rather around nectarines and greengages plus almonds and small berries. Sloe? A lovely nose, so much nicer than later vintages in my opinion. Many 1973s have been great. With water: the smoke got bigger and so did the citrus. Marmalade, more greengages, maybe hints of banana skin. Mouth (neat): same as on the nose, just a notch jammier. Same feeling of pinewood, oranges, touches of earth, sweet malt, peaches, plums… But little salt this time. Also pink grapefruits, perhaps. Not perhaps, they are there! Excellent mouth feel. With water: it gets a little bitter, but nothing that really matters. Zests. Finish: quite long, curiously grassier. A lot of grapefruits and citrons. Comments: maybe was 1973 thevintage at Glenury? I like this a lot, even if I wouldn’t say this baby’s got a huge personality. SGP:562 - 90 points.


Distillery Glenury Royal
Classification Single Malt Whisky
Bottle No./Released 141/364
Vintage 1973
Age 24
Bottler Signatory Vintage
Bottling Date October 1997
ABV/ Volume 53.7%/ 70cl
Rating/SGP 90/562
Cask Number 6851



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