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Jura 1977 Vintage

13th February 2013
Isle of Jura launches port cask finished Jura 1977 Vintage.

Jura distillery has added a new, limited-edition vintage port cask finished expression to its collection – the 1977 which by my calculations makes it around 35 years old.

This uniquely crafted vintage from the Isle of Jura distillery takes its name from the Gaelic word for the Yew tree, which once sprawled across the entire island of Jura. Translated as ‘Juar’, the Yew tree has long been associated with immortality and regeneration, with some even believing it gives access to the "otherworld", although Jura are not promising immortality and regeneration if you buy a bottle, if they were I would have bought a few bottles.

Filled to cask in 1977, this vintage release was originally matured in three first fill bourbon casks before being finished in a ruby port pipe for 12 months. Each of the 498 bottles has absorbed the character and colour that only comes with careful aging.

The 1977 vintage is presented in a solid oak box, with each box hand-crafted individually by Scottish-based cabinet maker, John Galvin.

Jura distillery manager, Willie Cochrane:

"The 1977 is a perfect mix of amber and gold shades - a quality which is only achieved through age. Complemented by an enticing scent and soft sweet flavours, Juar is a real treat for all whisky lovers.

"Each of the lucky 498 buyers of this whisky will also receive their own hand-carved box, each one a testament to the craft and expertise of John Galvin. We’re proud to collaborate with someone who takes craft as seriously as we do."

Jura 1977 is bottled at 46% ABV and available to buy from specialist whisky retailers priced at £600 RRP.

Jura 1977 Vintage Tasting Notes

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Colour: Warm amber.

Nose: Subtle notes of peach melba, creamy caramel, ripe sweet pineapple and maple syrup.

Taste: Prolonged sensations of crushed pear, passion fruit, kiwi and sweet apricots.

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