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Jura Distillery Cask Fis le Edition 2019 Review

11th June 2021
Review of the Jura Distillery Cask Fis le Edition 2019 release which I tasted alongside the latest Jura Fis le 2019 release.

Jura Distillery Cask Fis le Edition 2019The Jura Distillery Cask Fis le Edition 2019 is a heavily peated expression which was bottled for the Islay Festival back in 2019.

This Jura single cask, single malt was distilled on the 27th March 2002, matured for 17 years in a refill sherry butt then bottled in May 2019 specially for the Islay Festival that year.

Non chill filtered, naturally coloured and bottled at 56.5% ABV, I recently got the chance to taste it during the virtual launch tasting of the Jura Distillery Cask Fis le Edition 2021 which given that this years bottling had matured in the same type of cask and was only around one year older but was unpeated I thought that this heavily peated Jura Distillery Cask Fis le 2019 release made an interesting comparison.

William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: A lovely enticing  clean, fresh nose, bristling with sweet peat smoke, creamy vanilla toffee, slightly candied orange zest and some gentle oak spices.

Taste: Delicious sugar charged vanilla toffee infused peat fills every corner of the mouth, behind it is the orange from the nose which has been joined by some lemon and grapefruit, some lovely vibrant oak spices add to the pleasure.

Finish: The sugar charged peat lingers long into the finish and develops a more treacle toffee'd edge, slightly drying oak spices are more prominent and continue to linger for an age.

Comment: I have said it before, Jura simply gets better with age and Jura and peat for me has always made the best bedfellows and this is a stunning big peated example of that and an interesting comparison to the latest unpeated Jura Distillery Cask Fis le Edition 2021 release. Like all these Jura Fis le releases the bottling strength simply boosts the tasting pleasure.

SMW Score 95/100

You will also find the current Jura whisky range available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt

Jura Distillery Cask Fis le Edition 2021 Review

(Review added 11th June 2021)

William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Bright barley sugars, creamy sweet vanilla fudge, a slight touch of fresh pear, coconut, touch of oak spice, some distant almond.

Taste: Big barley sugar candy sweetness, vanilla, zesty oranges and lemon, pineapple, deliciously vibrant oak spices

Finish: A lovely long refreshing finish, more vanilla and candied fruit, the oak spice comes more to the fore and simply balances perfectly with the sweet candied fruit. A late wee touch of liquorice.

Comment: To put it simply Jura has selected a stunning whisky for the Fis le Edition 2021 edition, the sugars, fruit and oak along with the flavoursome bottling strength of 57.1% ABV make this a delicious dram, I hope you managed to get hold of a bottle.

SMW Score 93/100

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