Jura

Tastival 2016

ABV 51%
REVIEWED Issue 138
Specifications
Brand: Jura
Expression: Tastival 2016
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 51%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 138
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Isle of Jura Distillery, Craighouse, Isle of Jura, Islands (Non Islay), Scotland
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Robust and saline infused apricot, apple and vanilla with lightly chocolaty spice. Marmalade, mature fruit, coffee, sweet peat, smoke and young spirit.
Palate: Full, malty and coffeed with treacle, sweet spice and chocolate. Salty middle with vanilla barley and muscavado sugar-coated peat.
Finish: Long and crisp with the younger spirit component mingling with the salt to give a mouth-watering finish. Lightly smoked with sweet peat and malt.
Comment: A superbly balanced malt. Need I say anything more?!
9.2
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Plenty of oak vanilla and lots and lots of spirit, water reveals a gentler side to this with fresh linen, white flowers, some sea salt and just a hint of tropical fruit, with a back note of fino sherry.
Palate: Juicy Fruit chewing gum on the palate, this is quite an oily dram that, with water, shows off good integration between oak and spirit. Light and delicate.
Finish: More juicy notes with elements of fresh pineapple and guava.
Comment: The polar opposite of a big, heavy sherry dram, but equally as appealing.
8.9
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