Isle of Jura 16 Year Old (Diurachs' Own)
Awards for Isle of Jura 16
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Whisky or Whiskey
Insider knowledge: Isle of Jura 16 Year Old (Diurachs' Own) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Isle of Jura 16 Year Old (Diurachs' Own) whiskey, as opposed to 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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Really good, but...
Takes time to appreciate...
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
What the 10 year old should be!
Full at 40
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.