Drams from Glenury Royal are rare, but can be found, while bottlings from the now demolished distillery come under the Garron and Downie brands.
Elegant, slightly oily and fragrant, think Oolong tea with a little smoke, Glenury Royal is a lesser-spotted malt, though occasionally bottles do appear from independent bottlers. Two releases under the Diageo Rare Malts range showed tropical fruit characters. Even rarer are the distillery’s own bottlings which came out under the names Garron and Downie. The ‘Royal’ suffix was added in its earliest incarnation, thanks to then owner Captain William Barclay being a personal friend of King William IV [see Royal Brackla].