Isle of Jura 16 Year Old (Diurachs' Own)
Also from Isle Of Jura Whisky Distillery
Whisky or Whiskey
Interesting fact… Isle of Jura 16 Year Old (Diurachs' Own) whisky spells its name whisky as it originates in Scotland. Had it been produced in America its name would be Isle of Jura 16 Year Old (Diurachs' Own) whiskey, instead of whisky.
Isle of Jura 16 Bottling Note
This 16 year old from the Isle of Jura was a bronze medal winner at the 2004 International Wine and Spirits Competition.
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What's the extra 6 years for?
A delicious beauty
In the nose a light smoke sweetly transforming into creamy marzipan. On the palate elegant vinous note, orange zest, with refreshuing sour tangs.
Finish is medium to long, with a delicious orangy coating. I'd give it 9 points if it had been 43% (or even better 46%) and non chill-filtered.
Sweet aroma, to savor slowly.
Oh Lord no, what happend here? Nothing I'd say, there is not that much difference between this dram and the 10 year old, it's gotten a bit softer but that's it.
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A damp late afternoon day near the ocean.
Hardly an improvement on the standard bottling and they're charging over £40 for this. I was given a bottle and have tried to like it. A definite zesty, marmalade and citrus, chocolate and weak spice. Loaded with caramel, chill-filtered and a measly 40%. You've lost me for the moment, Jura. Sort something out.
Puffs of briney sweet atmosphere. Settling into tasty notes of cherry , peat, oak, raisin, vanilla, maple..... The list goes on. This one really has got it's own thing going on.
Damp late afternoon cont'd:
Hint of peat most likely influenced by prior dram of pleated scotch. But that influence certainly adds to the experience.
Opened a bottle of this with my father on Christmas day this year (my father being a big fan of jura, and me not having tasted it before), I found it uneventful that day, however about two weeks later he poured me another dram over a conversation, and I found it to be at least twice the whiskey it was Christmas day. It's nose is at first an inviting vanilla and oaken smell that has just a whiff of smoke(no more than a highland park or Dalwinnie), that then goes into walnut, fresh cream and marzipan. It's taste carry's the vanilla of the nose, with orange juice, orange bitters, toffee, butterscotch, cinnamon, almond paste, cream tea and Jamaican ginger cake. This isn't going to blast you in the face with dried fruit like a sherry cask but very rewarding and more complicated than first seems.
Forgot to rate
sex in a bottle
I have not tried and so I cannot compare to the comments about it being no better than the 12 year( thought i definately will). I can say that this is a complex and well balanced scotch. Sweet fruit and vanilla in the nose, spice, citrus, chocolate, and light peat in the finish. nice medium/ heavy body, smooth. this is a winner. balance AND complexity, I consider the price reasonable for this accomplished bottle and i will definately buy it again.
It's so that it is old enough to legally have sweet sweet sex with my tastebuds.