It’s considerably easier to ‘get-at’ if you have flying reindeer of course, and I do rather enjoy travelling to the island on business every Christmas Eve. Less ice than at home, but many more deer! Mrs Claus and I are only outnumbered 9:2 (used to be 4:1 before we adopted that ruddy schnozzled fellow) by our four-legged antlered friends, whilst the Diurach of Jura are outnumbered 30:1 by the island’s red deer!
Hence why Jura or ‘Diùra’ literally means ‘deer island’. This dram, meanwhile, spent 14 years in American white oak casks and two years in ex-Amoroso Oloroso Sherry casks, and is said to be the whisky of choice for the Diurach themselves…
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“Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt for Isle of Jura 16 Year Old:
Nose: Fragrant, slightly floral cereal, some minerality at first, becoming increasingly creamy with a hint of orange. Mixed nuts, redcurrant, green apple and finally dark chocolate and spice.
Palate: Oily and resinous with sweet tobacco, mixed nuts, clove, milk chocolate and violet. Rich and round.
Finish: Drying, fragrant oak. After a few sips some chocolate lingers too.
Overall: The whisky of choice for the Isle of Jura’s 200 or so inhabitants.”
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