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Jura Tastival 2017 Review

7th July 2017
Review of the Jura Tastival 2017.

Jura Tastival 2017 reviewThe Jura Tastival 2017 bottling is the latest limited edition release in the Island distillery's series of annual releases to mark the distillery's whisky festival which is run as part of the annual Feis Ile Festival.

This years Jura Tastival 2017 is the first Limited Edition release to be overseen by new Jura Distillery Manager, Graham Logan, who took over from Willie Cochrane in September 2016.

Graham has chosen a style of Jura which we have not seen much of, a Jura whisky with a Port cask influence. To be exact the Tastival 2017 expression is a marriage of Jura whisky which have been matured in both first fill American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels and hand-selected Grahamís Port Pipes sourced from Portugalís lush Douro Valley.

The Jura Tastival 2017 is non chill filtered, bottled at a cask strength 51% ABV it has a RRP of £85 and is available from specialist whisky retailers such as Master of Malt

Jura Tastival 2017 Review

William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Delicate fruits and creamy fudge.

Taste: Zesty orange, raisins and cherry is joined by some lovely spiced oak and toffee.

A long lingering finish, the fruit is now liquorice coated, it fades into a gentle dry nutty oakiness.

Comment: A great first Tastival release from
Graham Logan, he has selected some good Port casks and balanced them well with the first fill bourbon casks. A little shy at first on the nose but delicious on the palate, the fruit has more to say in this marriage and the 51% ABV strength just adds to the pleasure.

SMW Score 89/100


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