After all the excitement of yesterday, you may be in need of a pick-me-up. Some kind of elixir, perhaps? Well, Jura believe they have just the thing with their second contribution to Drinks by the Dram The Whisky Advent Calendar, this time carrying an age statement (the youngest whisky used is at least 12 year old).
Elixir seems an appropriate name for a scotch single malt whisky, a word that comes from ‘uisge beatha’ or ‘water of life’. There’s even a gravestone on Jura that suggest that one local man lived to see 180 Christmases! Local folklore credits the island’s water, which was blessed by St. Columba nearly 1,500 years ago, for helping the inhabitants live long and healthy lives. Then again, perhaps it was just a ‘typo’… (Engrave-o? Monumental masonro?)
Tasting Note for Isle of Jura Elixir 12 Year Old:
Nose: Very fruity, plums, citrus, ground almond, crab apple jelly and a hint of oak and spice.
Palate: The fruit continues in the mouth, with more waves of Sherry, dried fruits and lots of cinnamon.
Finish: A dark but slightly sweet mocha finish.
Overall: It’s not an elixir of life, but it’s certainly lively.
The Chaps at Master of Malt