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Jura 12 Year Old Review


7th October 2021
Review of the ex-bourbon cask matured and Oloroso sherry cask finished Jura 12 Year Old.

Jura 12 Year OldThe Jura 12 Year Old was launched back in 2018 when the Isle of Jura distillery boldly launched a complete new core range.

Matured in American White ex-bourbon barrels for 12 years and then finished in Oloroso sherry casks from Jerez, Spain, it is bottled at 40% ABV.


William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Quite a rich malty nose, honey with a dark chocolate edge infused with subtle Jura peat smoke, a wee touch of saltiness, a mild fruity mix of lemon citrus, raisin, and peach.

Taste: Creamy dark chocolate coated raisin sultana, peach and nut sweetened by sugars and infused with some lovely subtle mouth coating Jura peat smoke, a wee bit more saltiness than the nose told you to expect, a late touch of bitter coffee, a touch of honeyed zesty lemon and a little pepper and ginger.

Finish: Deliciously long, the sherried fruits bitters out first leaving some lingering subtle peat smoke, coffee, pepper and some slightly drying oak.

Comment: The wee touch of saltiness is a nod to Jura's coastal home and the subtle thread of Jura's unique peat smoke which runs from nose to finish along side the the balance of sherry and bourbon cask influences has made this a very enjoyable dram. Often found for around 34 in the likes of Amazon with free delivery, it is certainly worth that price.

SMW Score 88/100

Jura 12 Year Old has a RRP of 45 but can often be found on offer for around 34 which is a decent price for this dram, you will find it available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange, Amazon and Master of Malt
 

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