What's in a name? Isle of Jura 10 Year Old whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Isle of Jura 10 Year Old whiskey, rather than 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 ?
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.
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.
I really like this it's light but complex and has the flavours of the Isles. A beautiful dram at a great price.
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
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 .
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.
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.
I find this a perfectly acceptable whisky for flavouring my porridge.
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.
...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.
Oh god make it stop! Make it stoppppp!
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
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.