Whisky Focus - Jura 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Exclusive To Taiwanese Market

Jura 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Exclusive To Taiwanese Market


23rd July 2020
Jura whisky launches new unpeated Oloroso sherry cask finished 12 Year Old exclusively in Taiwanese market.

Jura 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Exclusive To Taiwanese MarketJura whisky has released a new sherry finished 12 Year Old single malt which will be exclusively available in the Taiwanese market, the new Jura 12 Year Old Sherry Cask whisky has been produced using only unpeated spirit and this is where it differs from the Jura 12 year old from the Jura core range which we are familiar with already, which is produced using some peated spirit.

The new unpeated Jura 12 Year Old Sherry Cask single malt which has been matured in American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels then finished using Spanish Sherry casks and as I said the new release has been created exclusively for the Taiwanese market and becomes the latest addition to Jura's permanent Signature Series.

This latest release from the tiny island distillery is described by the distillery as being vibrant and full of character, like the islanders who make it. It has been carefully distilled using Jura’s tall stills and matured in American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels before being finished exclusively in hand selected aged Oloroso sherry casks from Jerez, Spain.

Jura tells me that this rich, fruity and vibrant 12 year old single malt unites the heart of Jura with the soul of Spain to create a single malt celebrating the classic Jura character. With added depth from its Sherry finish, the lively whisky perfectly captures the warmest of Jura welcomes, enhanced by the flair of a Spanish Sherry finish, promising life in every drop.

Gregg Glass, Whisky Maker & Blender at Whyte & Mackay, commented: "In bringing together the unique passion and influence of Jura, with the flair and vibrancy of our Sherry making partners of Jerez, this 12 Years Old showcases a richly dark and fruity character for the Asian market. The new release has a sweet warmth with rich flavours and fruity notes which we know will appeal to those looking to experience a classic Jura single malt together.

"The classic style of Jura evokes the early years of modern distillation at the distillery following its reopening in 1963; a time when our tall stills and unpeated malt created a character full of fruit and vibrancy. It is this distinctive style which we wanted to bring to the Taiwanese market on an exclusive basis, demonstrating our commitment to introducing innovative new whiskies in Asia."

Jura say that the new 12 Year Old Sherry Cask is defined by: "plums and fresh fruit, with toffee, sweet spices and underlying citrus notes; capturing both Jura and Spain perfectly. Sherry soaked raisins and dark toffee merge with fig, mango, grilled banana and Seville orange zest. These beautifully merge and develop into sweet cassia bark and bergamot, with coffee and liquorice notes to finish, creating a vibrant yet warming flavour".

Jura 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Single Malt whisky has been bottled at 40% ABV and is available throughout Taiwan priced at RSP 1050 NT$.

If you want to explore the current Jura whisky range you will find it available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop and Master of Malt
 

Jura 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Review


Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Warm honey and vanilla to start, evolving to rich fruit and toffee. A perfect combination of rich brioche, apricot, chocolate and almond appear. Reminiscent aromas of Scottish cask warehouses combine with classic Bodegas full of beautifully aging sherries.

Taste: Richly dark, with sweet, ripe plum flavours lead to sweet spices that are enhanced by layers of citrus. Sherry soaked raisins and dark toffee merge with fig, mango, grilled banana and Seville orange zest. These beautifully merge and develop into sweet cassia bark, bergamot with coffee and liquorice notes to finish, creating a vibrant yet warming flavour.
 

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