Insider knowledge: Isle of Jura 10 Year Old whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Isle of Jura 10 Year Old whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
The nose has a freshness with notes of damp hay and soft, malty cereal notes. A touch of peat with gentle oak and arak with blossom tones. The palate is thick and full with more cereal, this time a barley fudge sweetness creeps in with creamy smoothness and a touch of aniseed. The finish is long with peppy winter spice.
Serious starter malt that you can get for under 20 quid - what more do you want ?
23rd January 2010
You can really taste the Isle of Jura in this bottle. An interesting nose that won't be for everyone but I personally can't get enough of it because of its difference. I find this quite delicate going down (especially compared to the Talisker 10 YO) but the peatiness is still there. My favourite part of this Whisky is the finish, where the salt sea taste of Jura comes through.
7th October 2010
The "damp hay" nose is spot on, I would add there's orange peel and marmalade, some leather and playdough (!) as well. The taste and finish are dominated by toffee with a coffee filling and truffles.
24th January 2011
I really like this it's light but complex and has the flavours of the Isles. A beautiful dram at a great price.
23rd May 2011
Ah the Jura whisky, my first true love. But how good is it really? I still like this dram, a little more then it deserves perhaps, because it's really not that great.
I'll tell you it is a very honest whisky for a very fair price, so indeed you get your money's worth here. A fine malt with a hint of pine nuts, some oily wood and a hint of mokka. At the end there are some sea hints, a bit of salty-nes, but the end is there very quickly. It lacks stamina.
Very well balanced for only 10 years tough
20th August 2011
Not a big drinker but found jura the best yet . Would recommend it to anybody who fancies a dram now and again . Looking forward to getting another bottle .
25th September 2011
This whisky is a bit of a steal at the prices it is being sold nowadays. It is unique, as is Jura in general. It combines the more highland style of sharpness and full body with the peat of Islay drams. I find that combination a little confused myself, but it makes for nice sipping and at the price it is generally sold you will struggle to find a more complex combination of flavours.
8th February 2012
I dissolve salt and vinegar crisps in mine overnight, which adds a degree of sharpness, resulting in taste perfection. Alternatively, a splash of Worcestershire sauce works well.
When taken as a table malt, I find it goes best with Indian cuisine.
14th March 2012
I find this a perfectly acceptable whisky for flavouring my porridge.
6th April 2012
I had this one blind for the first time, and when I was asked to guess, my mind immediately went to Glenfiddich and Glenlivet. In other words, don't expect any strong 'island' flavours from this one - just a nice, quite intense for its strength, sweetness and smoothness.
22nd June 2012
...but this is a very good Whisky ...for a 10yr old...Always liked it since I was a lad, and still like it today 40 + years on...one of the best 10's on the market, but just behind Aberlour.
5th September 2012
Oh god make it stop! Make it stoppppp!
6th November 2012
Just the ticket after a monotonous day at work, goes down smooth - will be stocking up on this as its at a great price at the moment
9th November 2012
My first Jura single malt.
Nose: Fruity (bananas?), malty, pine and slightly oily
Palate: Peppery, spicy, dry malt and salty oak chips. Full but somewhat harsh rather than rounded.
Finish: Salty and peaty, the saltiness hangs around long after the rest. Kind of spoils it.
13th December 2012
One of the few malts I have been disappointed by. It wasn't difficult to drink or foul-tasting it just didn't taste as it should have done. There were no complex notes or intriguing flavours, it was all a bit damp. As the finish came, I felt a whiff of the Taliskery saltiness, this was soon replaced by more damp.
It has put me off the brand a bit, I would never now splurge for an older malt after a disappointing introduction.
12th January 2013
For the price, and the 'ease of drinking', and for someone who is not a fan of peaty whiskies in the slightest, this still really hits the spot for me. A great post-work dram.
Anyone able to recommend something similarly 'unpeaty' and 'briny'? If not, more Jura is always an option...
21st January 2013
I who rarely drink anything of spirits was given this as a thank you.I was going to give it away as I don't drink normally, but then decided to give it a try.It is the nicest smoothest flavour that rolls over the tongue of whisky I have ever had. I am not going to pretend that I can distinguish between the notes and flavours, all I know is that for around £20 it is a lovely experience that you can savour for some time and I recommend anyone to try it.
30th January 2013
I never thought I'd come across a whisky that I didn't like at all but out of the 50+ different whisky's I've tried so far this is the only one I couldn't drink. To its credit it does have a very unique flavour but unfortunately it is not one that I was able to appreciate.
Good whiskey for the money.
2nd March 2013
18th April 2013
I think it is time I stick to my favorites till I get rich. This is even worse than the Monkeys shoulders that, at least, didn't stitch my tongue without permission. I should have bought Highland Park ! 26 pounds as sleeping drinkable pills I guess. How to explain what subtle aromas mean to those who drink Robusta coffee and not Arabica?
25th May 2013
I am angry I bought this bottle. What an Hoax. Worst whisky I ever bought and Jack Daniels is genius in comparison. Jura is 0 like in Zero.
26th May 2013
There is no 'e' in Whisky ! If you are going to give an opinion on Whisky the least you could do is spell Whisky correctly and avoid making an arse of yourselves
22nd June 2013
Very good for the money, but harsh and can be hard to drink but for the cost is good. ,need to be in the mood mind.
13th July 2013
Not a bad malt... a bit harsh scent (blended-like). Maybe ever so slightly too salty with a short lasting finish.. but still not bad.
28th July 2013
Nose is complex but mostly gives apricot, with some beer and cheese. Palate sweetens with time, to caramel and mocha, with a lot of enjoyable subtleties.
4th August 2013
Pleasant smoky dry nose that opens up to sweet caramel and chocolate after a while taste is relatively complex with smoke, seeds, salt and sweet sticky toffee.
Worth a punt if on offer, if not go for talisker, lagavulin, oban.
14th October 2013
Great island one. Not too harsh easy to drink and enjoyable
25th October 2013
ring a ring a roses tomorrow knows no urges..crisp clean macaroons...honey, did you shrink the bin lids?
or did you get them high on malt...what malt...no no my name is Walt.
born and raised and force fed like a biblical rooster..
move on.nothing to see hear...
1st December 2013
nothing more, nothing less. i love it
4th December 2013
Not a bad whisky for the price but rather harsh for me and just not to my taste. For the money I would choose Aberlour 10yo over this every time. Not one I will be buying for myself again, but was worth a punt at £20 on offer in Sainsburys!...A whisky I would more readily offer visiting friends alongside my Glenmorangie without feeling stingy, while saving my Fettercairn Fior & Dalmore for myself and special occasions!
9th December 2013