Isle of Jura

Aged 16 Years

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 13, Issue 24, Issue 45
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Brand: Jura
Expression: Aged 16 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 16 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Cedary. Shoe polish. Wood speaks up first but elegantly gives way to fruity notes. Fruit cake. Marmalade. Raisin scones. Cinnamon.
Palate: Round and mellow. Mouth-coating. Rich and luscious. Candied chestnut. Resiny. Smooth.
Finish: Round, sweet, drying off on wood. Hint of chewed tobacco.
Comment: A very restorative and comforting dram.
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: A flighty aroma, sea-inspired yet slightly citric.
Palate: A backbone of firm oak guarantees a dry start and middle.
Finish: Softer and sweeter with waves of vanilla.
Comment: A delicious and sophisticated dram with impressive depth and almost perfect weight.
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Fragrant, piney, a hint of the sea.
Palate: Light but firm body. Lightly oily, creamy, malt background.
Finish: Delicate sweetness and salt.
Comment: For an islander Jura is often thought to be something of a lightweight, but it has hidden depths.
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Freshly chopped pine trees. Ferns. Forest floor.
Palate: Dryish. Vegetal. Ground coriander. Fiddlehead ferns. Rhubarb.
Finish: Sea tastes: sweetness and saltiness, with the latter overwhelmingly the winner. Long.
Comment: More wood-extract, or sherry, than I remember. I prefer a drier expression.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Cream, overripe fruits, light citrus, sugared almond, bletted fruits then shifts back to dryness.
Palate: Oloroso sweetness to start. Good oxidised notes, nutty. Soft...very soft.
Finish: Prune. Length.
Comment: Clearly the 10 Years Old is much beefier, but soft-hearted brother.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Gutsy, citrus and oaky notes. Cracker bread/Ryvita. Water brings out orange and very malty qualities; some hessian. A touch metallic?
Palate: Medium sweet. There's good interplay between dry (wood/malt) and sweet fruits. Mid weight.
Finish: Mealy.
Comment: Surprisingly young for a 16 year-old.
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Isle of Jura Distillery, Craighouse, Isle of Jura, Islands (Non Islay), Scotland
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