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GLENURY - ROYAL   19 years old 40 %              
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1976
Bottled 1998
Proprietors: John Gillon & Co, Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

GLENURY - ROYAL   22 years old 40 %         
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1976
Bottled 1995
Proprietors: John Gillon & Co, Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

GLENURY ROYAL  13 years old 46 %           
Distilled October 1967
Bottled December 1980
Proprietors: John Gillon & Co, Ltd
Wm. Cadenhead, 18 Golden Square,
Aberdeen

GLENURY ROYAL  13 years old 46%            
Distilled May 1967
Sherry Wood Matured
Bottled November 1980
Proprietors: John Gillon & Co, Ltd
Wm. Cadenhead, 18 Golden Square,
Aberdeen

GLENURY ROYAL  15 years old 43 %   INFO          
THE MASTER OF MALT
The Master of Malt, The Pantiles, Kent

GLENURY ROYAL   14 years old 62 %   INFO        
Distilled April 1979
Bottled May 1993
(code 75.2)
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh

GLENURY ROYAL   24 years old 53.7 %            
SILENT STILLS
Distilled 21.6.73
Bottled 28.10.97
Cask No. 6851
364 bottles
Glenury Royal Distillery John Gillon & Co, Ltd.
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

GLENURY ROYAL   14 years old 43 %             
VINTAGE 1978
Distilled 22.11.78
Bottled 2,93
Cask No. 9776-79
1200 bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

GLENURY ROYAL   24 years old 56,4 %                  
VINTAGE 1975
Distilled on 6.8.75
Bottled 25.7.2000
Cask No. 5239
Natural Colour
224 numbered bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

GLENURY ROYAL   23 years old 61.3 %   INFO                
RARE MALTS SELECTION
Natural Cask Strenght
Distilled 1971
Limited Edition
Genummerde flessen John Gillon & Co, Glasgow

GLENURY ROYAL   29 years old 57.0 %      INFO          
RARE MALTS SELECTION
Natural Cask Strenght
Distilled 1970
Bottled October 1999
Limited Edition
Genummerde flessen John Gillon & Co, Glasgow

GLENURY ROYAL   26 years old 52,6 %         
Vintage 1975
Cask Strenght
Distilled 6.8.75
Cask No. 5240
Bottled 21.5.2002
192 Bottles
Genummerde flessen
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

GLENURY ROYAL   50 years old 42,8 %    INFO     
SPECIAL RELEASES 2003
Fine Cask Strenght Single Malt Whiskies
Distilled 1953
Bottled 2003
Highland Malt Whisky
Hand Finished Bottling
A Unique Limited Bottling
498 specially produced etched Decanters
Genummerde Decanters
Scottish Malt Distillers, Elgin

GLENURY ROYAL   50 years old 42,8 %

GLENURY   ROYAL   Aged  31  years 50,6 %            
SIGNATORY VINTAGE
CASK STRENGHT COLLECTION
Distilled on: 21/06/1973
Bottled on: 19/01/2005
Matured in a Sherry Hogshead
Cask No.  6859
211 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

GLENURY ROYAL    Aged 20 years 50.0 %     INFO            
RAREST OF THE RARE
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
CASK STRENGHT
Unique Whiskies of Distinction
A Historic Collection of
Cask Strenght
Single Cask Whiskies
from Distilleries which no longer exist
Distilled: 07.1984
Bottled: 06.2005
Cask no. 3048
281 Numbered Bottles
Fons et Origo
D.T.C.
No Chill Filtering or
Colourings of any kind
Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd,
Huntly, Aberdeenshire

GLENURY ROYAL    36 year old 51,2 %     INFO     
SPECIAL RELEASES 2005
Fine Cask Strenght Single Malt Whiskies
Distilled 1968
Bottled 2005
American Oak Refill Casks
Highland Malt Whisky
Limited Edition
2100 etched Decanters
Numbered Decanters
Scottish Malt Distillers, Elgin

GLENURY ROYAL       Aged 22 years 50,5 %   INFO       
RAREST OF THE RARE
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
CASK STRENGHT
Unique Whiskies of Distinction
A Historic Collection of
Cask Strenght Whiskies
from Distilleries
which no longer exist
Distilled 07.1984
Cask no. 3046
Bottled: 11.2006
287 Numbered Bottles
Fons et Origo
D T C
No Chill Filtering or
Colourings of any kind
Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd,
Huntly, Aberdeenshire




GLENURY  ROYAL INFO
28  years old  46 %                                
GORDON  &  MACPHAIL
RARE  OLD
A  SPECIAL  SINGHLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY  FROM
GLENURY  ROYAL  DISTILLERY
Distilled 1984
Bottled 2012
LOT  NO: RO / 12 / 05
This exclusive Lot is Limited
to 430 Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chill Filtered
Selected, Matured and Bottled by
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin


Highland Malt
The Eastern Highlands
GLENURY ROYAL (1825 -1993)

Stonehaven, Kincardineshire. Licentiehouder: John Gillon & Co, Ltd. Onderdeel van United Distillers Ltd. Eigendom van Guinness.
Op 23 September 1993 werd Glenury Royal ontmantald.
Glenury Royal werd in gesticht in 1825, de naam komt van de Glen waarin het district Ury is gelegen.
In die jaren heerste er een recessie in de landbouw en de landheer en ook parlementslid voor Kincardine, Captain Robert Barclay (1779 - 1854) stichtte de distilleerderij om de boeren de afzet van hun gerst te verzekeren.
Captain Robert Barclay was een progressieve, dynamische man, hij introduceerde het Lei-cesterschaap en het Durham rundvee in het noord-oosten van Schotland en de jaarlijkse veemarkt te Ury trok veekopers uit geheel Engeland.
Ook werd hij bekend door zijn lange voettochten, in 1799 liep hij van Londen via Cambridge naar Birmingham, een afstand van 150 mijl, in twee dagen en in 1801 liep hij van Ury naar Boroughbridge in Yorkshire, 300 mijl in vijf dagen. In 1808 was hij de eerste man die 1000 mijl liep in 1000 achtereenvolgende uren.
Op 5 Januari 1833 werd door Barclay, Macdonald & Co, voor het eerst accijns betaald: E 2,783.
Barclay had een vriend aan het Engelse hof, aangeduid als 'Mr. Windsor', door wiens invloed hij toestemming kreeg van Koning William IV, het predikaat 'Royal' te voeren.
Barclay had geen opvolger en in The Aberdeen Journal van 8 Januari 1847 werd Glenury Royal te koop aangeboden.
18 Februari 1857 werd Glenury Royal gekocht door William Ritchie te Glasgow en Stone-haven.
In Mei 1925 toen Captain W.H.Ritchie en H.O. Ritchie de eigenaars waren van Glenury Royal, sloot de distilleerderij wegens de heel moeilijke periode die de whiskyindustrie toen doormaakte.
Glenury Royal werd op 26 Juli 1936 verkocht door Lord Stonehaven voor E 7.500.
Het is mogelijk dat hij de eigenaar was gedurende langere tijd en de distilleerderij verhuurde aan de Ritchies.
De nieuwe eigenaars werden Joseph William Hobbs en Hattim Attari, die op hun beurt Glenury Royal verkochten aan Associated Scottish Distilleries Ltd, voor E 18.500 in 1938.
Glenury Royal werd in 1939 weer opgestart om weer te worden gesloten gedurende de tweede wereldoorlog.

Joseph Hobbs werd financieel gesteund door National Distillers of America, en via Train
& Mclntyre, de werkmaatschappij van Associated Scottish Distilleries Ltd werden gekocht behalve Glenury Royal, Bruichladdich, Glenlochy, North Esk, Fettercairn, Benromach, Strathdee.
Doel was om na het einde van de Amerikaanse drooglegging Schotse whisky te gaan leveren
naar de Verenigde Staten.
In 1940 verkocht Hobbs voor E 38.000 zijn aandeel aan National Distillers of America en hield er ook een optie aan over om voor E 250.000 aan whisky te mogen kopen.
Glenury Royal was het hoofdkwartier van de A.S.D. en werd verfraaid met toegangswegen, plantsoenen, boomgaarden, ook was er een laboratorium.
In 1953 werd A.S.D. overgenomen door The Distillers Company Limited.
In 1965 - 1966 werd er verbouwd en eerst toen ging men over van waterkracht op electriciteit.
De twee ketels werden sinds 1962 met stoom verhit en in 1965 kwamen er twee ketels bij.
Sinds 1968 werd er niet meer zelf gemout, maar betrok Glenury Royal zijn mout van Glenesk.
Het gebruikte water kwam van de Cowie rivier.
Het meeste van de whisky ging in de blends van John Gillon & Co, Ltd; King William IV.

Glenury Royal Distillery
Stonehaven, Kincardineshire
The distillery stands on the north bank of the Cowie Water, on the outskirts of Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, and takes its name from the glen that intersects the district of Ury. It first appeared in excise records on 5 January 1833, when Barclay McDonald & Co. paid duty of £2,783.
Glenury was founded, partly to provide a market for barley in a period of agricultural depression, by the Laird of Ury. He was Captain Robert Barclay (1779-1854), sometime MP for Kincardine, a progressive farmer who introduced Leicester sheep and Durham cattle to the north-east of Scotland. The annual sale at Ury drew buyers from all parts of Great Britain.
Barclay had exceptional physical strength and distinguished himself as an athlete. In 1799 he walked from London via Cambridge to Birmingham - a distance of 150 miles - in two days. In1801 he walked from Ury to Boroughbridge, Yorkshire, some 300 miles, in five days. In 1808 he became the first man in history to walk 1,000 miles in 1,000 successive hours.
Captain Barclay was the last of his line. The Aberdeen Journal advertised the sale of the Glenury Royal Distillery "by public roup" on 8 January 1847, "at a reduced upset price of £0 sterling". It stated that "this extensive and very complete Malt Distillery is situated . . . within a mile of the seaport of Stonehaven . . . and fifteen miles south of Aberdeen. There will be a station near to it on the Aberdeen Railway, now fast advancing to completion. It is capable of distilling 10 gallons of Whisky annually, and in consequence of the perfect system of Machinery (all propelled by water) the expense of manual labour is greatly reduced. The supply of water is not only abundant at all seasons for every purpose, but is also of excellent quality for distillation, and the Whisky produced at the Works has long stood in high repute both in the Scotch and English markets".
The firm's letter books bore the signature of Barclay McDonald & Co. until 18 February 1857, when the business was bought by William Ritchie, of Glasgow and Dunnottar House, Stone-haven. He made additions and improvements and increased capacity.
One of the makings (now a filling store) was the scene where Captain Barclay was entertained to dinner by two hundred of his neighbours in the Mearns in 1838. It was used by the Ritchies to entertain citizens of Stonehaven and distillery employees at the time of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee and the building of a footbridge over the Cowie Water, which happily coincided in 1887.
Captain W. H. Ritchie, of Dunnottar, and H. O. Ritchie, of Nether-ley, near Stonehaven, controlled the business in May 1925, when the distillery closed, ostensibly for spring-cleaning and plant renewal. The whisky industry was going through a difficult time. Glenury had been inactive for a period of uncertain length when it was sold by Lord Stonehaven for £0 on 26 July 1936. It is possible that he had been the ultimate owner for a considerable time and had rented out the premises to the Ritchies on long lease. The purchase was negotiated by

Joseph William Hobbs and Hatim Attari of London on behalf of the Glenury Distillery Co. That company sold the distillery in turn to Associated Scottish Distilleries Ltd. for a consideration of £10 in 1938, a year after production resumed. Then, in the second world war, it stopped again.
ASD had been formed by Hobbs (1890-1963), the son of a Hampshire farmer, who had emigrated to Canada in childhood. He had made a fortune in shipbuilding and property. After sustaining heavy losses in the slump of 1931, he returned to Britain with less  than  a  thousand pounds,   and with the  help  of financial backers, began to buy run-down assets in the Scotch whisky industry. A year after the outbreak of war in 1939 had interrupted Scotch whisky production, he sold ASD for £30 and an option to buy whisky valued at £20.
Hobbs built roads into the distillery, landscaped the site and laid out gardens planted with flowering shrubs and trees. Glenury acted as the "control office" for all of ASD's distilleries, with a headquarters staff and a small laboratory. A pair of miniature pot stills, used as working models in the laboratory, is preserved.
ASD was bought from National Distillers, a large American corporation, by The Distillers Company Limited of Edinburgh in 1953. Glenury has been worked since then by Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd., a DCL subsidiary.
The main source of power at that time was the water wheel that drove the gearing for the mash tun, the sack hoist at the barley loft, the switchers in the tun room and the rummagers inthe wash stills. There was no steam engine, although electric motors may have been used for pumping. Electric power did not replace water power until the major reconstruction of 1965-66. This entailed the erection of new malt deposits and a new mill-room, the rebuilding of the mash house and tun room, together with the enlargement and re-equipment of other buildings, notably the stillhouse. The number of stills was increased from one pair, heated by steam since 1962, to two pairs. Glenury ceased to make its own malt in 1968, when SMD began production at Glenesk Makings, Montrose. Glenury's two maltings date from the nineteenth century: one is used as an empty cask store and the other as a filling store. The two kilns that linked them were demolished in 1979 to improve the limited access for road haulage vehicles.
The distillery stands on an uphill and downhill site of 2 acres (0.8 hectares), adjoining 14 acres (5.7 hectares) of farmland, also owned by SMD and let to tenants. The area is triangular and is bounded by the river, the railway line, and the road to Netherley. It is said that the site was originally occupied by a woollen mill.

Glenury draws its water supply from the Cowie, by way of a lade or millstream. The river holds salmon, sea trout and brown trout. The town supply is used for fire hydrants and for domestic purposes:
The distiller's licence is held by John Gillon & Co. Ltd., blenders of King William IV Scotch whisky. They bottle a small proportion of the output as Glenury Royal malt whisky.

October 2005
Diageo has announced that its 2005 Annual Rare Malts Selection will be the last.
The collection will consist of four cask strenght single malts from closed distilleries; Glen Mhor 28 years old, Millburn 35 years old, Glendullan 26 years old and Linkwood 30 years old.
Dr. Nicholas Morgan, global malts marketing director commented: 'As the Special Releases are now well established, it makes less sence to continue selecting and promoting a parallel series of Rare Malts with his own separate indentity'.
In future, all premium and rare whiskies will be made available in the annual Special Re-leases series



GLENURY ROYAL   50 years old 42,8 %

His father had been an M P for Kincardineshire and Robert later flirted with the idea too, but instead divided his time between London and country life back at Ury, the family seat at Stonehaven, on Scotland's eastern coast. By 1825 his distillery at Ury had been established, named after the picturesque Glen Ury. In 1835 he successfully petitioned King William IV for the right to call The Royal Glenury Distillery.
Glenury Royal (as it became known) closed in 1985 and the buildings have since been taken down, but Captain Barclay's list of accomplishments lives on in this truly majestic 50-year-old single malt whisky from his old distillery. Made prior to its last rebuilding in two direct coal-fired stills, at a distillery that still malted its own barley, its mash tun, rummagers and barley hoists still driven by water wheel, this is a unique reminder of another age.
There's a precedent for the present release, though so rare is this old malt whisky now that there can be no successor. Back in 1996, judges at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition gave its antecedent, a mere 23 year old, the Ian Mitchell Memorial Trophy for most outstanding Single Malt Scotch Whisky of all. Golden, nutty and unctuous, with a leafy, long finish, that cask-strenght Rare Malt drank very well straight. Those who had the good fortune to sip it will certainly look forward to the present, even rarer and much older release.
Very old whiskies can be far too woody, but this deep amber Glenury Royal has stood up as-tonishingly well and is full of interest. A wonderfully mellow, complex, highly, aromatic whisky, it has a lovely flavour. Rich, deep and luxurious, there's a real fruit salad of a nose here, full of plums, nectarines, old pears and Muscat grapes. There's marzipan and almond oil too, together with the rich aroma of chestnuts roasting. A very small amount of water brings up the nose and freshens it: it is wonderfully aromatic, complex and well integrated.
The rich, smooth theme is carried on in the body, described by one taster as 'a whole box of liqueur chocolates concentrated into a tasting glass. Dark chocolate, variously filled with coffee and cherry liqueurs. Perhaps even peppermint'. It is smooth and sweet, with some waxy, nutty almond flavours. Like its prize-winning 1996 sibling, it drinks very well straight, but a tiny drop of water smoothes out the finish. The finish is mellow and as you might hope, very long-lasting, remaining fragrant for some time.
Notes
Our taster's comment: 'As good as it gets. Beyond price - as I'am sure it will be! Michael Jackson.
A SAFE BET? AS Captain Barclay would surely agree.



History:

1994   Glenury Royal 23 years old and distilled in 1971 is launched as a Rare Malt

1999   Glenury Royal 29 years old and distilled in 1970 is launched as a Rare Malt

2003   Glenury Royal 50 years old is launched: 498 bottles

     2005        Glenury Royal 36 years old is launched: 2100 bottles
History:

1824 - 1825     Captain Robert Barclay, M P and Laird of Ury, founds the distillery
                        which is named Glenurie

1835                 Captain Robert Barclay receives permission to use the word Royal
                        by William IV

1854                 Captain Robert Barclay dies

1857 - 1858     The distillery is put up for auction and is bought by William Richie,
                        Glasgow

1928 - 1937     No production takes place

1936                 Lord Stonehaven who probably was the owner of Glenury Royal while
                        the Ritchie family leased the distillery, sells the distillery to the
                        Glenury Distillery Company, with Joseph William Hobbs in it for
                        7500 Pounds

1938                 Glenury Distillery Company sells the distillery for 18.500 Pounds to
                        Associated Scottish Distillers (A.S.D.) where Joseph Hobbs is one
                        of the owners

1940                 National Distillers of America buys A.S.D

1953                 Distillers Company Limited (D.C.L.) buys A.S.D. from National Dis-
                        tillers of America
                        Glenury Royal is transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd (S.M.D.)

1965                 Substantial refurbishing takes place and the number of stills double  
                        to four

1968                 Own Maltings cease

1983                 Glenury Royal is mothballed

1992                 United Distillers Ltd decides not to open Glenury Royal for production
                        And sells the buildings to an estate company

GLENURY  ROYAL

The distillery's founder Captain Robert Barclay, was a local Member of Paliament.
Glenury Royal was given permission by king William IV to style its whisky 'Royal,
after a friend of captain Barclay's influenced the King's decision.
Many of Scotland's distilleries will claim to have royal connections, but only three
have ever been entitled to the 'Royal'epithet. Aside from Glenury Royal, Royal Brackla
was the first distillery to be granted a Royal Warrant in 1835, followed by Lochnagar in
1848.
In 1940 Glenury Royal was bought by National Distillers of America, and in 1953 Distil-
lers Company Limited (D.C.L.) now Diageo, bought  Associated Scottish Distilleries Ltd
from National Distillers of America.
In 1965 refurbishing were done: the number of stills was doubled to four, in 1968 Malt
production was stopped and Glenury Royal was mothballed on 31th May 1985.
In 1992 the decision to finally cease production was taken in 1992.   

GLENURY  ROYAL  DISTILLERY

Glenury Royal was founded in 1824 at the fishing port and resort of Stonehaven. One of only
three distilleries in Scotland to have permission to use the word "Royal, the distillery was
mothballed in 1985 and subsequently demolished.

Founded in 1824 by Captain Robert Barclay, the Laird of the Ury district, the distillery was to be
situated in the fishing port of Stonehaven. Sadly, after closure in 1985 the distillery was de -
molished and replaced with a housing development. All that remains is a plague, commemorating
the distillery, on the base of the original chimney.

GLENURY  ROYAL  DISTILLERY

Process- and cooling water was obtained from the Cowie water. The floormaltings
was abandoned in 1968.

The cast iron Mash tun had a capacity of 8.5 tonnes. Fermentation was done in 8 wooden
Wash backs,  from Oregon pine,  each 45000 litres.

Glenury Royal had 2 Waash stills and 1 Spirit still, onion shaped and indirect heated by steam
coils.

The Wash stills had a capacity of 18.600 litres each, the Spirit still 13.700 litres.

The output was 2.500.000 litres, the last years output was about 1,100.000 litres

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