Islands Single Malt 13 to 20 Years - 2014
World Whiskies Awards
Distillers' Single Malts between 13 and 20 years old - 2014
International Spirits Challenge
Scotch Single Malt - Island - 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Scotch Single Malt - Island - 2013
What's in a name? Isle of Jura 16 Year Old (Diurachs' Own) whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Isle of Jura 16 Year Old (Diurachs' Own) whiskey, rather than whisky.
I like my whisky and when I come to buy a new bottle I like to chose something different each time. Every bottle is different and has something to appreciate in it's own individual way. All whisky drinkers know this, I would like to think.
The only bottle of whisky I continue to buy, albiet on the rare occasion is 'Blue Label' and thats because it's to me it's the business.
'Jura Diurachs's Own' is a fine whisky and I am not disappointed with the purchase. I am glad to have experienced it's fruity, caramel taste and would recommend it to people that like that combination in their whisky.
If your like me and try different brands and generally experiment, again it's well worth a try you will not be disappointed.
22nd August 2014
I have long been a fan of Islay malts and love their dark colour and full favour. I have never before tried any other Jura malt. This 16 year old seems to drink itself. I was forced into buying a Haig's dimple 15 year old to keep my hands of the Durachan and make it last out the week.
4th August 2014
I'm halfway down my first bottle of this. I am accustomed to the ten year old Dura as one of the whiskies I drink in some sort of rotation, and I reckon that it is a fair and pleasant drink. My first thought on opening Duirach's Own was that its colour is as little too rich and hints at caramel but that was of no consequence when I tasted my first glass. It was rich tasting and full bodied: quite a surprise after the ten year old. With each glass I recognise more about it and I am coming to quite like it and recommend it to friends. The usual price, however, is a little high for what it is and I would not normally have bought it given the range of others available to me. Fotunately I have a lovely wife who spotted the last half dozen bottles on the shelf at the local supermarket and liberated them for me at just £22 each. Now that is a good price and I have a real bargain. When that is gone I really look forward to drinking my friend's Duirach's.
21st March 2014
Sweet marmalade with a hint of the sea about it. Gave it a generous 3 star but a wee bit disappointing for a 16 year old especially on the finish. Worth a try but there are better drams out there for the price.
1st March 2014
was given a bottle last new year from a Finn who did NOT like it however I thought it was very very smooth I come from the east coast so I prefer Spey side whiskeys but this was something else the difference between 12 and 16 is not so great whether the price is worth it I am no sure I have to try more to be sure
30th January 2014
If this was the 10 year old and retailed at around the £30-£35 range, I would defiantly be giving it 4 and 1/2 to 5 stars. But based on price I'm giving it 3 an 1/2.
10th January 2014
For a standard strength bottling this is a well rounded, warm whisky with great depth. If you can't tell the difference between this and the 10 year old standard bottling stick to cheap blended whisky!
23rd October 2013
I liked it, but, being an experienced scotch drinker, I have to admit that there was nothing really special about this one. The nose is sweet, but then, the palate is bitter, opaque, too dull.
11th June 2013
It's so that it is old enough to legally have sweet sweet sex with my tastebuds.
9th April 2013
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.
14th February 2013
Forgot to rate
18th January 2013
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.
Hint of peat most likely influenced by prior dram of pleated scotch. But that influence certainly adds to the experience.
4th December 2012
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.
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.
27th November 2012
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.
20th August 2011
Sweet aroma, to savor slowly.
27th July 2010
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.
20th November 2009