Whisky Focus - Jura Two-One-Two #1 13 Year Old

Jura Two-One-Two #1 13 Year Old

3rd September 2019
Jura Two One Two, the first edition in a annual limited release series which will step up in age with each release over the next 5 years.

The Isle of Jura distillery has launched the first of a series of new limited annual releases and the new series is launching with Jura Two-One-Two which takes its name from the the 212 (ish) members of the Jura island community.

Jura Two-One-Two is a 13 year old single malt whisky which was distilled in 2006 and bottled in 2019 at 47.5% ABV. Matured in American white oak ex-Bourbon barrels and then finished in Chinkapin Oak casks from the Ozark Mountain Range of Missouri. Chinkapin Oak is known for its acorns, this is a highly prize white hardwood which Jura tells me adds a distinctive twist to the sweet, spicy and smoky character.

Described as having an aroma of lemon cake that gives way to cinnamon spice and creamy toffee. A whisper of poached pear and of sherbet then lead into a spirit that is charming on the palate. Vibrant flavours of nutmeg and ginseng are bolstered by roast pistachios wrapped up in the tang of the Chinkapin oak.

Kirsteen Beeston, Head of International Malts at Whyte and Mackay, said, "Two-One-Two is special. From its inspiration, to its ABV and finish, this single malt offers consumers something full of character which is both affordable and collectable. Being small batch, we are excited to be able to up the age with every release which we know will appeal to those who love Jura and the wider whisky fraternity."

Gregg Glass, Whisky Maker at Whyte & Mackay Ltd remarks, "Chinkapin is a wood that is rarely seen in the industry, but the impact it imparts on Juraís light grassy spirit is worth the experiment. Itís a fantastic partner which pushes the boundaries of what people expect of Juraís house style, while its pioneering nature is the perfect way to celebrate the exceptional community which our distillery sits at the heart of.2

Jura Two-One-Two will be limited to 6000 bottles at an RRP of £90, further limited editions of Jura Two-One-Two will be released annually over the next five years and each edition will be stepping up in age every year. Jura Two-One-Two #1 is now available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop and Master of Malt

Jura Two-One-Two #1 13 Year Old Review

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Lemon cake, cinnamon spice and creamy toffee.

Taste: Poached pear, sherbet and roasted pistachio.

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