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Jura Distillery Cask Fis le Edition 2021 Review

19th May 2021
Jura unveil their Fis le Edition 2021 bottling, a 18 year old single cask, single malt matured in a single refill sherry butt and for the first time the distillery will donate 25 from the sale of each bottle to the Jura Music Festival.

Jura Distillery Cask Fis le Edition 2021Jura has unveiled its Distillery Cask Fis le Edition 2021 bottling which they are set to release on Sunday 6th June and for the first time this Fis le Edition special single cask release will support the vital annual Jura Music Festival

The Jura Fis le Edition 2021 single cask bottling was distilled on 30th October 2002 and fully matured for 18 years in a single refill sherry butt, Cask No. 6665, from Jerez in Southern Spain. The whisky was hand selected by Jura distillery manager Graham Logan, an unpeated Jura single malt which is said to deliver sweet aromas of candied almonds, toasted marshmallows and Scottish tablet. Intense flavours of rich chocolate orange, treacle and Demerara sugar come through on the palate with a sticky sweet-salted caramel to finish.

It will be bottled as it comes from the cask, non-chill filtered, naturally coloured and at a cask strength of 57.1% ABV, the single cask is expected to produce only 300 bottles when it is bottled for sale, hand filled and wax sealed by the Jura distillery team - a testament to the passion and commitment of the tiny island community.

A donation of 25 from each bottle sold will help to honour Juras favourite island event of the year, the Jura Music Festival. Now in its 28th year, this years festival will take place online during the last weekend in September and will host traditional Scottish musicians and bands from around the country for a weekend packed full of music. The 25 donation is equivalent to the cost of a ticket to the main Saturday night event which is the highlight of the Festival for many.

Graham Logan, Jura distillery manager, commented: "Despite the challenges of the past year, we are delighted to be back for Fis le 2021 with a very special limited-edition release which gives back to our community and this vital annual event which weve proudly supported over the years.

"When hand selecting this specific cask, I was looking for a whisky that was smooth, bright and lively, like the atmosphere on the island during the festival. This 18-Year-Old single cask bottling is a real treat for Jura fans. Our gulf stream-protected warehouses allow a longer maturation cycle and the sea spray and cask have given this whisky a long-lasting, salted caramel taste on the tongue."

At the designated Fis le day on 6th June celebrating Jura, Jura Whisky will be hosting a range of interactive virtual events which fans can join online. Two Instagram Lives hosted by Global Single Malt Specialist, Stephen Martin, will showcase the best of Jura, from Brunch Time cocktails with Kyle Jamieson of Edinburghs Nauticus Bar to the Jura pub lock-in with Andy Gemmell of The Gate in Glasgow.

The 300 bottles (approx) of the Jura Distillery Cask Fis le Edition 2021 will go on sale on 6th June to buy online via the Jura Whisky website for 145 plus shipping. UK and international shipping will be available, except for France, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden and selected states in the USA due to Brexit and international shipping restrictions.

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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