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Isle of Jura Origin 10 Year Old

(70cl, 40.0%)
Isle of Jura Origin 10 Year Old

Awards for Isle of Jura Origin 10YO

Silver Outstanding
Silver Outstanding

Scotch Single Malt - Island - 2014

International Wine & Spirit Competition


Distillers' Single Malts 12 years and under - 2014

International Spirits Challenge

Silver Outstanding
Silver Outstanding

Scotch Single Malt - Island - 2013

International Wine & Spirit Competition

Isle of Jura Origin 10YO Details

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Isle of Jura Origin 10YO Bottling Note

A core bottling from the Isle of Jura's only distillery. This 10 year old has exhibits the distillery's classic oily, briny characteristics.
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

The nose has a freshness with notes of damp hay and soft, malty cereal notes. A touch of peat with gentle oak and arak with blossom tones. The palate is thick and full with more cereal, this time a barley fudge sweetness creeps in with creamy smoothness and a touch of aniseed. The finish is long with peppy winter spice.

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    User Reviews of the Isle of Jura Origin 10 Year Old

    Complex and Warming

    My first experience with Jura was the Superstition, which remains my favourite bottling from the distillery (with Prophecy a close second).

    I love the fact that this particular expression exhibits a complexity that is beyond its age statement. Fudge, barley cereal, oak, aniseed, a hint of sea salt caramel and cracked pepper.

    Definitely one of those whiskies that can be enjoyed after a good meal.

    Didn't get the chance to visit the distillery when I was across the bay in Islay in January, but it is definitely on my hitlist.

    24th May 2015

    Not to my liking

    I received a bottle of this for my birthday and as a newbie to whisky drinking/tasting, I thought it had a really strong liquorice taste to it.

    Nosing it, I didn't get much from it apart from a sting in the nostrils.. I had to water it down to make it drinkable.

    14th May 2015


    I have had decent and awful batches of Origin. one was oversweet and caused a Minging headache. this last bottle was grand for the money though it could really use something to elevate the palate above salt and grass and caramel.

    24th April 2015

    Thick and Tasty

    Really nice, thick texture you can taste the honey finish, tastes quite like a fruitcake and is really easy to drink.

    1st April 2015

    Very Nice

    When I drink a single malt its usually Glenfiddich over ice tried this Jura for the first time equally as good.

    9th March 2015

    Rich and Unbalanced

    I received this as a gift from a good friend and true Scotsman. Jura may be his drink of choice, unfortunately it isn't mine.

    From a neat pour the nose has hints of malted chocolate, ground coffee, licorice, cinnamon and a sweetness reminiscent of the milk left from a sugary breakfast cereal. The palate is thick and sweet with fudge brownie and black forest cake, but the longer, fruitcakey finish ends in an anised aftertaste which eventually becomes an unwelcome guest.

    Deep, full-bodied flavors for just a 10 year malt. But this lacks some harmony in the overall experience. It's heavy and thick, with lots of malt and dark chocolate notes that really coat the palate. With these flavors, I typically like to see more coastal saltiness, noticeable peat, and some citrus notes paired with these darker themes. But you won't find them here...

    2nd March 2015

    Not bad, but wouldn't buy again.

    I thought I'd try this instead of my go to Highland Park. I found it a bit insipid and reminiscent of a cheap bourbon.

    25th February 2015

    Nice going down, not so nice after.

    Good nose on it, sweet and complex taste in the mouth. But the after taste is terrible, the throat burn is not for me.

    17th February 2015

    Great gift

    This was gifted to me, have never seen this in my country South Africa. It is simply great, thank you John Butchard.

    16th January 2015


    Very drinkable, tasty, full flavoured but not too challenging. A dash of water to take away the spirit burn worked for me. Im not sure where some reviewers get peatiness from, not even slightly peated to me.

    11th January 2015

    Worth It!

    Light, smooth and worth the money!

    17th December 2014


    This was horrible. I got it as a gift and I thought someone urinated in it. I love single malt. The aftertaste is worse than trying to get it down. I would rather drink mouthwash than this again.

    6th December 2014

    Great Tasting

    Before drinking this whisky I was technologically illiterate... Even the thought of touching a remote control would send me into a sweaty-cold shiver. Here I am though, rattling out a review on an iPad using my toes whilst my hands pours this little beauty of a whisky right under my nose... Thank you Jura

    13th November 2014

    Wonder of whisky

    I would class this a mellow malt at first when it has touched my lips then through to the pallete of wonders. good beginnings and a happy ending. chink chink JURA

    4th October 2014


    Exceptional for a 10 year old, it is think and full bodied, gentle yet with real character. It is sweet, with toffee notes, just lovely

    15th September 2014

    snowy mountain

    very good starter whisky, perfect ratio of quality and price, taste light, smooth with delicate honey notes

    5th September 2014


    If a proper sip is taken, it's not insipid at all, though everything is very front of palate. warming though, salt and malt basically with a few peppery tones - can't help but think some livelier fruit and a touch of spice would have rounded it off nicely. cup of Earl Grey is a good pre-dram drink

    6th August 2014

    Simply the Best

    WOW Jura, this ia a Top quality malt Whisky. Best I have tasted. (It was bought as a Gift for 30 yrs service.) Loved it.

    13th June 2014

    Light smooth and a delight

    To me this is very easy drinking. Not the most complex but very easy drinking. After discovering malt through heavily peated Islays this is fresh with sea tones and a touch of sweetness/honey. I much prefer this to their more expensive and more mature oferings. My current favourite.

    18th May 2014

    Mr Spencer

    I first bought this malt in Oban after spending an afternoon on Juru to always remind me of the wonderful swim with seals that I had in the bay just up the road from the distillery. A wonderful whisky from a magical place especially when the mist comes down over the paps.

    25th March 2014

    Pleasant enough

    Damp, salted caramel nose for me, but no real depth similar on the palate but the thin nose belies a fuller mouth feel leading to a warm peppery finish. I can see why the nose is a little disconcerting for some it's, as the review suggests, pleasant enough and at 26 quid worth the money (well done MoM) but at 32 being charged in supermarkets I'd feel short changed.

    23rd January 2014

    My starter whisky

    This is the 1st malt I drank when I went out in Gourock, probably age 19 or 20. Can't remember, why it tried it, must have been on offer, but from this has grown my love for whisky. Although there are other whiskies I now prefer, I will usually have a bottle of this on the go.
    Yes, it is only 10 years, and yes there is a certain sharpness (as with most entry level malts), but it is still a lovely, well balanced dram and there are not many better for the money.

    17th January 2014


    Really intense nose - like a lit christmas pudding. A confusing palate; a little woody but smooth. The initial flavours disappear quickly to a medium-length, dry finish that's slightly sweet and tingly on the tongue.

    4th January 2014


    all ways been told which whisky to buybut this one was a christmass gift want it again for my birth day its flavour and taste out of this world

    2nd January 2014

    Lovely Christmas gift

    Wow this is a nice whisky. Peat, smoke, honey, grassy, then a slightly briny at the end. The price is very reasonable too.
    However, the nose is a bit dull and the early flavours are a tad sharp depending on where it hits your palate. The lasting finish is the best part. Drink this one sloooow and try hitting different parts of the tongue with each sip.

    28th December 2013

    Worth every penny

    I have tasted many single malts over the years at different prices,but this one is the very best for less than 30€. Really stanning! Light,full of flouvor and the perfect finish.

    22nd December 2013

    Memories of childhood holidays

    To sit and sip from a drop of Jura 10yo, is to walk along the road through Cagenhouse, with the sun melting the tar on the road, and smelling the tangle on the shore, being so very happy and carefree, the buzz from the telephone wires and the rustle of the wind in the rushes still audible, in my ear of yore, is bliss. Bliss in a glass.

    18th December 2013

    Baldy Brochans boy

    Sorry folks, but that blessing should be "slante mhath".

    18th December 2013

    Baldy Brochans boy

    You could not ask for a warmer dram!. One to be savoured as I sit by the fire tonight , while a gale is building into a storm outside. Slante bha.

    18th December 2013

    Ok, just not to my taste

    Not a bad whisky for the price but rather harsh for me and just not to my taste. For the money I would choose Aberlour 10yo over this every time. Not one I will be buying for myself again, but was worth a punt at £20 on offer in Sainsburys!...A whisky I would more readily offer visiting friends alongside my Glenmorangie without feeling stingy, while saving my Fettercairn Fior & Dalmore for myself and special occasions!

    9th December 2013

    I love it

    nothing more, nothing less. i love it

    4th December 2013

    A flight of fancy

    ring a ring a roses tomorrow knows no urges..crisp clean macaroons...honey, did you shrink the bin lids?
    or did you get them high on malt...what no my name is Walt.
    born and raised and force fed like a biblical rooster..
    move on.nothing to see hear...

    1st December 2013

    Very good

    Great island one. Not too harsh easy to drink and enjoyable

    25th October 2013

    Excellent for the price

    Pleasant smoky dry nose that opens up to sweet caramel and chocolate after a while taste is relatively complex with smoke, seeds, salt and sweet sticky toffee.

    Worth a punt if on offer, if not go for talisker, lagavulin, oban.

    14th October 2013

    Good value, smooth and just complex enough

    Nose is complex but mostly gives apricot, with some beer and cheese. Palate sweetens with time, to caramel and mocha, with a lot of enjoyable subtleties.

    4th August 2013

    Not bad...

    Not a bad malt... a bit harsh scent (blended-like). Maybe ever so slightly too salty with a short lasting finish.. but still not bad.

    28th July 2013


    Very good for the money, but harsh and can be hard to drink but for the cost is good. ,need to be in the mood mind.

    13th July 2013


    There is no 'e' in Whisky ! If you are going to give an opinion on Whisky the least you could do is spell Whisky correctly and avoid making an arse of yourselves

    22nd June 2013

    Robust anger (section 2)

    I am angry I bought this bottle. What an Hoax. Worst whisky I ever bought and Jack Daniels is genius in comparison. Jura is 0 like in Zero.

    26th May 2013

    Robust No Delikatesse

    I think it is time I stick to my favorites till I get rich. This is even worse than the Monkeys shoulders that, at least, didn't stitch my tongue without permission. I should have bought Highland Park ! 26 pounds as sleeping drinkable pills I guess. How to explain what subtle aromas mean to those who drink Robusta coffee and not Arabica?

    25th May 2013

    A bit sharp

    Almost tequila.

    18th April 2013

    Jura gonna like this one...

    Good whiskey for the money.

    2nd March 2013

    Jura 10

    I never thought I'd come across a whisky that I didn't like at all but out of the 50+ different whisky's I've tried so far this is the only one I couldn't drink. To its credit it does have a very unique flavour but unfortunately it is not one that I was able to appreciate.

    30th January 2013

    Whiskey for the light drinker

    I who rarely drink anything of spirits was given this as a thank you.I was going to give it away as I don't drink normally, but then decided to give it a try.It is the nicest smoothest flavour that rolls over the tongue of whisky I have ever had. I am not going to pretend that I can distinguish between the notes and flavours, all I know is that for around £20 it is a lovely experience that you can savour for some time and I recommend anyone to try it.

    30th January 2013

    Still lovely...

    For the price, and the 'ease of drinking', and for someone who is not a fan of peaty whiskies in the slightest, this still really hits the spot for me. A great post-work dram.

    Anyone able to recommend something similarly 'unpeaty' and 'briny'? If not, more Jura is always an option...

    21st January 2013


    One of the few malts I have been disappointed by. It wasn't difficult to drink or foul-tasting it just didn't taste as it should have done. There were no complex notes or intriguing flavours, it was all a bit damp. As the finish came, I felt a whiff of the Taliskery saltiness, this was soon replaced by more damp.

    It has put me off the brand a bit, I would never now splurge for an older malt after a disappointing introduction.

    12th January 2013

    Not bad, but the persitent salty finish spoils it...

    My first Jura single malt.
    Nose: Fruity (bananas?), malty, pine and slightly oily
    Palate: Peppery, spicy, dry malt and salty oak chips. Full but somewhat harsh rather than rounded.
    Finish: Salty and peaty, the saltiness hangs around long after the rest. Kind of spoils it.

    13th December 2012


    Just the ticket after a monotonous day at work, goes down smooth - will be stocking up on this as its at a great price at the moment

    9th November 2012


    Oh god make it stop! Make it stoppppp!

    6th November 2012

    No Offence

    ...but this is a very good Whisky ...for a 10yr old...Always liked it since I was a lad, and still like it today 40 + years of the best 10's on the market, but just behind Aberlour.

    5th September 2012

    Pretty good

    I had this one blind for the first time, and when I was asked to guess, my mind immediately went to Glenfiddich and Glenlivet. In other words, don't expect any strong 'island' flavours from this one - just a nice, quite intense for its strength, sweetness and smoothness.

    22nd June 2012


    I find this a perfectly acceptable whisky for flavouring my porridge.

    6th April 2012

    A real delight

    I dissolve salt and vinegar crisps in mine overnight, which adds a degree of sharpness, resulting in taste perfection. Alternatively, a splash of Worcestershire sauce works well.
    When taken as a table malt, I find it goes best with Indian cuisine.

    14th March 2012

    An interesting Islander

    This whisky is a bit of a steal at the prices it is being sold nowadays. It is unique, as is Jura in general. It combines the more highland style of sharpness and full body with the peat of Islay drams. I find that combination a little confused myself, but it makes for nice sipping and at the price it is generally sold you will struggle to find a more complex combination of flavours.

    8th February 2012

    The best

    Not a big drinker but found jura the best yet . Would recommend it to anybody who fancies a dram now and again . Looking forward to getting another bottle .

    25th September 2011

    The best

    Not a big drinker but found jura the best yet . Would recommend it to anybody who fancies a dram now and again . Looking forward to getting another bottle .

    25th September 2011

    My alma mater

    Ah the Jura whisky, my first true love. But how good is it really? I still like this dram, a little more then it deserves perhaps, because it's really not that great.

    I'll tell you it is a very honest whisky for a very fair price, so indeed you get your money's worth here. A fine malt with a hint of pine nuts, some oily wood and a hint of mokka. At the end there are some sea hints, a bit of salty-nes, but the end is there very quickly. It lacks stamina.
    Very well balanced for only 10 years tough

    20th August 2011

    Wonderful Dram

    I really like this it's light but complex and has the flavours of the Isles. A beautiful dram at a great price.

    23rd May 2011


    The "damp hay" nose is spot on, I would add there's orange peel and marmalade, some leather and playdough (!) as well. The taste and finish are dominated by toffee with a coffee filling and truffles.

    24th January 2011

    Taste of the sea

    You can really taste the Isle of Jura in this bottle. An interesting nose that won't be for everyone but I personally can't get enough of it because of its difference. I find this quite delicate going down (especially compared to the Talisker 10 YO) but the peatiness is still there. My favourite part of this Whisky is the finish, where the salt sea taste of Jura comes through.

    7th October 2010

    Excellent begginer

    Serious starter malt that you can get for under 20 quid - what more do you want ?

    23rd January 2010

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