Isle of Jura 10 Year Old

Isle of Jura 10 Year Old
WhiskyIsle of Jura 10 Year Old
CountryScotland
RegionIslands
TypeSingle Malt
Age10 years old
Abv43%
Rating 79/100

About

The Jura Distillery is located on the hard-to-reach island of Jura, off the West Coast of Scotland. It produces whisky with a maritime character and distinctive, lightly peated notes.
Reviews of Isle of Jura 10 Year Old
says on April 30, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Right off the bat the nose is molasses with a hint of butterscotch. The smoke is really just a puff but it does come through. Some black pepper that mingles with the inside of a sherry cask. Vanilla bean. There is a surprising chocolate and coffee base that comes at the tail end that I wasn't expecting. The nose is a lot more complex than I gave a credit for initially.

The first taste that I'm getting is those oloroso sherry casks: it's a sweet and rounded flavor but with just a hint of bitterness at the tail end.that flavor morphs into plums and stone fruits on the sides of the tongue. There is a tannic puckery flavor that comes through on the bottom of the tongue.The flavors are a combination of sweet and prickly spice. It is really a beautiful taste and one that I think you need to really sit with and ponder before you can truly appreciate it.

The finish is sweet cherry and sour sherry. The barrel aging comes through at just the right strength: It is not too overpowering but it is not weak either. Just a touch of tobacco and smoke at the very end. I am incredibly impressed with this scotch and I feel like I gave it short shrift on my first taste of it.

says on May 6, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 76/100
Color: Tawny

General description

decent smokey aroma but body and finish don't have the complexity or smoothness I was expecting. It's a good whiskey but not a great whiskey.

says on May 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Pretty smooth. Reminds me of salted caramel.

says on May 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 85/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

sweeter than I tend to like

says on May 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 88/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

sweet

says on April 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

well rounded nose , some honey , apples
palate - apples , fruity ,smooth nothing eye popping but a nice finish

says on May 10, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Amber

General description

Probably the best, basic Islands whisky out there, at least in my experience. There are better top-shelf Island whiskys to be had, I'm sure, but this is the one I'd keep in my cabinet to represent the regionally distinct style of Islands whisky.

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