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Isle of Jura Superstition

(70cl, 43%)

Isle of Jura Superstition

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Isle of Jura Superstition Bottling Note

A single malt made up of different ages, 13 percent of which is said to be heavily peated... It turns out Stevie was wrong, Superstition is the way!

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Initial gristy cereal gives way to evocative smoke and heady malt. It’s quite sweet and creamy, and reminds us of Chantilly cream.

Palate: Sweet and porridge-like. A cereal fest on the tongue, with hints of white pepper and black forest honey with hot buttered toast. Light and oily.

Finish: Medium length with cocoa and rice paper with hints of honey and spice on the tail.

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Isle of Jura Superstition Reviews

Delicious. Truly delicious.

I had this for the first time on an Emirates flight and after one taste I had to buy it on land! The deep amber colour alone is beautiful and it smells sweet and smoky. The initial taste is also subtly sweet with a slight smoke . It finishes with a lovely fruity/chocolate flavour that leaves you wanting more. The only thing that stops this from being 5/5 is that certain elements are a tad too subtle and I have had better. However, this is a strong whisky by all accounts.

28th September 2019

Pleasant and warming.

Very nice slightly peated malt which I have enjoyed for some years sadly the Jura Prophecy has taken its place in 1st position.

2nd September 2019

Comfortable and warming.

Love it. Comforting, enough peat and body to warm without burning. This was one for the narrowboat, to rock me to peace with as the night cooled down...

15th July 2019

Spice and Liquorice

Trying this again after a while. Immediate spice and chilli. As spicy as a Glenmorangie La Santa. Slightly medicinal as befits a neighbour of Islay rather than an Islay. Mellowing after 15m. Some liquorice. A winters dram. Classically Islands.

25th May 2019

Pleasant but not much personality...

Took a long time to like this. Better with some oxidation. So little peat in not sure it's worth mentioning. Accurate tasting notes from Master of Malt. Very cereal heavy with honey, pleasant but not interesting. Wouldn't purchase again and not upset it's been discontinued. Hopefully the new range is more interesting.

21st March 2019

Never fails to please - very drinkable

This is one of my partner's familiar favourites which never fails to please - very drinkable.

13th December 2018

Impressed, finally!

While none of the core range Jura whiskies wowed me when I tasted them all at the distillery, I am convinced that sometimes a dram is just not enough to get to appreciate a whisky.
So I bought a liter of this!
On the nose was maltiness, strong cereal, spice and dried fruit.
On the palate-Leathery, smoke. The smokiness of the peat emerges after a few seconds and is delicious. After a few drops of water, the palate is creamier, with a woodier finish.
Medium-long, spicy finish.

11th November 2018

The greatest

Wonderful. Bought my first about 3 years ago, but not at its current price,nearer that quoted from Waitrose below. So good a few drops of water makes no difference.

4th November 2018

Will try more from Jura

New to whiskeys, my first peat and found it enjoyable. Preferred with a couple drops of water.

23rd October 2018


So so , nothing special . Nose : smokey, caramel . Taste: smooth(if thats a taste?) toffie , oak, a liitle smoke , alcohol and than the taste fades away quickly. I will drink up my bottle and than forgett about it.

11th October 2018

Super smooth for 43%

Very well balanced whiskey one of my go to and for the price you can’t go wrong.

21st September 2018

Swords up

Not a heavy peat but a pleasant reminder. Release with wee bit of water and here we go
Cigar, Jura and grace
Love it.

4th September 2018

Fantastic wee dram

Absolutely lovely whisky, stopped drinking whisky in my 30s, now 67 and my son let me taste some he had, now I’m hooked again so much so I bought 4 bottles from masters of malt. Try it you will love it.

6th July 2018


Hoping it's good as giving it to my Dad for father's day. Got it reduced in Waitrose for £15.99! And for that I'm going to give it top marks

16th June 2018



19th May 2018


Bought this bottle in Sainsbury's today for £20.00!

27th April 2018

Surprised by the smoothness

Bought a bottle of Superstition as it was on offer and wanted to broaden my Scotch horizons since I was previously a Glenfiddich drinker exclusively. At first the smoke and peat put me off a little but the more I sip the more I find they make it quite a smooth Scotch indeed. Would recommend to anyone new to whisky - goes down a treat.

25th April 2018

A long lost Scotsman in Canada.

A sweet lil lass brought me a bottle all the way to Canada, I loved it, to the point I don't want to drink it till I get another bottle. I can't wait to try some more of your selection.

9th April 2018

Outstanding value at £ 23

Not over complex and long aftrglow

25th March 2018

One of my favorites

Absolutely fantastic

12th March 2018

Always have a bottle in my cabinet!

A favorite "go to"...also a good introductory Islay for novices. Every first timer I have introduced to Superstition has decided..."oh, I do like whisky after all" 😉

11th March 2018

Very good, but no peat!

It's complex and enjoyable, but I cannot detect any peat! Luckily it has a lot of other things going on but even light peat releases such as laph. Select or Ardmore Legacy are a better choice for a peat introduction. It may be the batch.

7th March 2018

OK. but slightly bitter aftertaste

OK. but slightly bitter aftertaste

7th March 2018


Very balanced, enough smoke to add character but not enough to dominate. Will please quite a few people

12th February 2018

No good

Tastes quite horrible. One of the worst i've ever had, sorry... tasted like whiskey and vodka...

5th January 2018

A delicious Dram

This dram is delicious. Fresh fruit with a hint of peat. Far more complex than any blend and certainly nothing like an odd mix of scotch with a vodka as some may compare it too. Those who like cheap vodka should stick to it. Those who appreciate scotch, would agree that this is worth the money.

9th December 2017

Not good

Nothing like the review here. If anything , like an odd blend between scotch and vodka.....watered down.

1st December 2017

Lightly Peated Gem

Jura Superstition is a savory dram with frontal sherried and peppery notes with a hint of peat in the background. After adding a splash of water the dram gets sweeter releasing fresh fruit and floral accents. A woody flavor comes through with a sweet and salty finish on the palate. Would like to try this offering with more peat and smoke.

30th November 2017

Not Bad At All

This was a present a while ago. Tried it, didn’t like it so put it to the back of a cupboard. Just recently got back into malts. It’s not a total classic but it’s very palatable on a cold night. Smoky-ish, salty and somebody said pencils which I get. Not up there with serious Islay malts but probably easier to drink if you just want a nice dram in front of the TV. Quite impressed.

17th November 2017


Love it, tasted better once it got to half the bottle, maybe got to breath more. tasted all aspects at this point from slight peat to fruit and spice with something else I couldn't identify. Fantastic malt

28th September 2017

Lindseed oil and maple syrup

For £25 this is fantastic stuff. 43% which makes a world
of difference. Complex, there is grande marnier, pencils, brine and shiver me timbers. Buy!

8th September 2017

Rich and satisfying

I bought a new bottle as i my previous bottle had been lying and corked for about a year am new to whisky roughly a year and half of trying various Scotch whiskies so I thoroughly expected when I drained the final remnants firm the bottle about 100mls ti be wrong I was rich and satisfying...what a testament to Jura!

23rd April 2017

Not the worst island malt, but not one of the best either.

Not impressed. It seemed a poor second to many island whiskies - weak and not at all as advertised. I would go for Highland Park 12 any day over this one.

24th March 2017

A marriage of two very different islands! Splendid!

I have always preferred Highland malts and have found Islay malts way too peaty for my taste, but this marriage between the neighbouring islands is made in Heaven. There is more smoke than, perhaps a Mortlach, but is nicely controlled by the more traditional Jura. I will certainly be revisiting the malt.

14th March 2017

Isle of Jura whiskies offer good value

A very acceptable whisky, also have sampled bottles of 12 year old ELIXER & 16 year old DIURACHS OWN. I received a bottle of Jura Superstition in a gift which upon tasting reveals a good whisky. I just wish that whisky distillers would identify the age by statement on the bottle. In some cases some high quality distilleries stopped putting the age on the bottle which in turn customers turned to other brands due to the perception of value for money. Once customers switch and find comparable products they may select something else when choosing their next bottle. Age matters.

12th March 2017

Too much added colour

Pleasant enough but better out there. Not the longest of finishes. Don't add water or its ruined.

6th March 2017


not the best ever but very palatable had to have about 6 drams before I was sure about the smoke, tasting spice now may have to try again soon to be certain

11th December 2016

I ain't superstitious

but this whisky is reasonably good

31st October 2016

A good description

As Peated whisky goes it isn't going to blow you away, but can definitely get the creamy nose with a little smoke. Palate wise I can taste the pepper and honey and the finish definitely has some spice in it. Not the most complex whisky ever but for the price is buy it again and it is often on offer is Asda.

24th October 2016

A bit empty

Lacking character it's a not bad drink but has no real depth , maybe a good mixer dose t stand out as a single malt although superior to cheap blends but falls short of black label johnny walker reminds me of monkeys shoulder a little bit ✨

21st July 2016

Yankee Doodle

Sitting in Pittsburgh ....on the Fouth of July.....cloudy, raining and throughly enjoy some Superstition....

4th July 2016


Amazing !!!😋😋😋

11th June 2016



11th June 2016

first time

one word ....excellent

10th June 2016

nice smoke

first time for the Jura Superstition.I like the creamyness of the whisky and above all the subtle smoke and a nice touch of nutmeg in the back.The only thing I dislike very much is the brown stuff they put in to give it that very
unfortunate caramel colour.Why can't those marketing people leave a good whisky alone instead of trying to make it better only to make more money.I just read the review of someone who put aside the bottle for some time and see if it improves,I think I will do the same to find out if it's true.

23rd May 2016

pleasantly surprised

Very similar to The Ileach..... A nice wee dram.

14th May 2016


Bought and dint like this one, not one little bit. Sampled another dram, still, wash rough as all get out.

Left it to sit for 6 months and holy moly, it changed, and for the good.
Sometimes a bottle needs to just sit after opening, and let the dynamics of oxidizing happen inside.

This has changed, and for the better. The peat is very subtle, almost present but not present, while honey and wildflowers take note in the nose. More present than when first opened. The nose has grown very complex, and a tad mysterious.

Taste is oily, slight smoke, bit of white pepper, alpines in the meadow, light pepper, honey, and lingering smoke.

Finish lingers, peppery, smokey and dry.

Surprising what a little oxidation in the bottle can do.

6th May 2016

Best Whisky Ever!

Ok, look... I know, all right?! I really do know. This is not literally "The Best Whisky in the World"... But it is the best whisky I had so far, OK?! I've been trying to taste a new dram every week now for some time and I had some pricey ones and some... less expensive ones (don't pretend you don't know what I'm talking about, I mean those which you usually find at your local "Open 'Till Late" shop on the top shelf where they've aged just perfectly in the miasma of daily curry lunch and expired advent calendars from Christmas 2005). I don't know what it was, it might have been the perfect setting of that particular evening - the subtle lighting of the study room or the scent of old books and armchair leather but this whisky had a deep and unforgettable impact over me... like no other so far. I won't deny that the external environment doesn't play an important role in the *whisky experience* and one's perception of it is most likely subjective but even now after having tried it again and other whiskys I can honestly say: "Best whisky ever!"

29th April 2016

A bit too bland

A bit too sweet, too smooth, too bland, and has a ridiculously artificial colour. Not as distinctive as the original Jura some years ago. I understand that market segmentation is done to maximise profit, but I feel that Jura's quality has suffered since it was fragmented into so many different sub-brands.

24th February 2016


I started with drinking whisky not too long ago and try tasting everything. But where I favour smokiness and peated with natural flavours this one tastes like somebody added flavours. I miss the natural touch other whisky's like Ardbeg or Kilchoman and Millstone have in their more aged bottles. But within the three Jura ranges Origin, Diurach's own and this one it isn't all bad. Just don't pay more then 25 Euros.

24th January 2016


Rökig, maltig whisky likt Prophecy. Mer lättdrucken, vet dock inte om det var positivt. Neutral, även denna för dyr.6/10

13th January 2016


I've tried a lot of single malts and this one is up there with the best, if your palette is right then you will enjoy this lean and racy whiskey that gives you a unique sensation. Jura! Keep it up.

9th January 2016

Reminds me of Bells ... But give it time

Normally I drink Lagavulin, Bowmore or My real favorite Laphroaig. I was tempted by the nice box and maybe the price. I live in Quebec me the duties and taxes are quite high. Anyhow, it looks beautiful in the bottle. Does not smell peaty at all, I got no hint of the flavours described on the box, there's no vintage stated on the bottle or the box. As the title of the post says, my immediate impression was that of Bells in a pub. Rough. Not much flavour. So being at first disappointed, I left the glass on the counter while helping my lovely wife make an Indian curry. Maybe the aeration opportunity I granted it made a difference, a hint of peat, some spice and the roughness had all but gone. Maybe it's not so bad after all. Saying that, I won't be buying more of it and I'll save it for parties when friends will perhaps appreciate it.

3rd January 2016


A very sweet and crisp flavour. This doesn't come across as smoky as other Juras, but is one those malts that makes me just want more.

28th December 2015

The most delicious whisky

I'm usually an Ardbeg drinker and was surprised at how tasty it was. Very smooth but not boring, full of flavour but not overpowering. You have to be careful because it's easy to finish a whole bottle of this.

26th December 2015


Brilliant strong taste

23rd December 2015


Just so so.

23rd December 2015

Sweet like honey

Even though I'm not a fan of whiskeys (or any other drink) that is too sweet, I thoroughly enjoyed this one.
I find it has strong hits of honey, well balanced and not overly sweet.

23rd December 2015


I normally like peaty malts. I have also enjoyed Jura (which I don't recall as particularly peaty) in the past. This particular Jura version is, I suspect, a triumph of marketing over content. It is not very pleasant - quite rough for a single malt. I notice that no age is given, so perhaps it is very young. Get yourself a bottle of Aldi Highland Black 8-year old blended instead - it is much better and will save you ten quid. We'll probably be flambéing the Xmas pud with whisky this year unless Tesco accept a return.

20th December 2015

Creamy Toast!

Yummy! Not perfect, but yummy. A little too sweet on the palate.

It really starts with a nice, light peatiness on the nose with a touch of sweet to mellow it. On the tongue the sweet takes over, which is a bit disappointing, but it tastes like toast. I was reminded of sprinkles on toast all the way thorugh. It has a nice warm glow to the alcohol, but doesn't command attention.

Aftertaste has decent length, mostly of chocolate and more honey-sweetness. A little too sweet in the aftertaste, maybe with a hint of cardamom or similar spice.

I liked it and would consider buying a bottle except the after taste turned bitter over time.

15th December 2015

Mocha whisky

First taste of jura's whisky and it is delicious. This might be my new favorite dessert dram super creamy with lots of chocolate and coffee. Not super peaty but it is there and theres also a nice little hint of seasalt that lets you know it was aged by the sea. Can't wait to try prophecy

5th December 2015

Smooth with a smokey finish

Very nice single malt. Easy to drink and a very interesting smokey finish!

2nd December 2015


I really like Jura Superstition and so I decided to buy this bottle. I absolutely love Jura Prophecy. It's sweet, smokey, and reminds me of raisin porridge.

23rd October 2015


me likey

10th October 2015

Isle Jura

I'm drinking this right now. Its an excellent scotch lightly peated and pretty smooth blended with 21 and 13 yr old whiskey. For those of you who don't like overly peated Scotches then try this one. There are lots of damn good Scotches to each his own for taste and complexity. This is a fine drinking scotch as anyone will tell you must try highland and lowland single malts as well. If you have lots of money a nice 25 or 30 yr scotch is worth the investment to enjoy a few drams.

18th August 2015

Mr Roy Mitchell

The best single malt whisky I have had the pleasure of drinking. Bought for me by my son in law as a gift. I lost no time in buying a couple of bottles for me to enjoy. Splendid I cannot praise this Superstition brand enough to all that will listen. Well done Jurassic..

30th July 2015



29th July 2015

Absolutely amazing

This just ticks all my boxes. Unsophisticated but sweet, smokey and gets me fuckinghellshitfaced in 4 shots. What the heck more do you want? #1. USA etc.

2nd July 2015



19th June 2015

mr c bird

The dogs thanks

19th June 2015

A lovely dram

Lightly peated, complex and substantial, especially for the price. If you like Talisker 10 and Caol Isla, you'll probably like this.

P.S. The number of people commenting here with very a narrow (dare I say "shallow") taste for whisky, is quite annoying. People who don't like peat, for example, simply should not review peated drams (just like deaf people should not review music)

20th May 2015

Bill Montgomery

Sorry to say it, but I think it's as rough as a badger's arse.

24th April 2015


I think one of the best jura whisky.

3rd April 2015

First timer

First time buying anything from Jura....... I really was pleasantly surprised how different this tasted from various single malts I've tried over the years... I must admit I never spend more than £40 on a whisky full stop.... So always looking for the special offers/ deals... This Jura came from the duty free.... All I can say the flavour is awesome whether you drink it neat or let it rest for 10/15 mins with a little added spring water. .. Well worth replacing once the end of the bottle has been reached

23rd February 2015

J. Roerbaek

This is a great whisky.

8th February 2015


Had a bottle bought for my birthday in January 2015. Definite taste similar to that of TCP, obviously an acquired taste. Think this one will
stay in the drinks cabinet- very disappointing drink.

2nd February 2015

Step up your game

I'm a boring floral fruity whisky drinker and I came across this in duty free. it hasn't quite converted me to a peat smoke guy but credit given where credit is due and Jura have opened my eyes with this one. Not as easy as Bushmills or Jameson but a good step away from them. By ur second home measure you will appreciate the work done here.

16th January 2015

D. Macdonald

I'm having a bit of trouble with my Jura Superstition. On a trip abroad last year I visited the duty-free and sampled this whisky. I do not normally like Islay malts. A bit too harsh on my throat and the " Jeyes fluid" smell a bit off putting but saying that I would not be rude to mine host and refuse one if there was nothing else, so over the years I have imbibed in quite a few. This sample was smooth, not in the least harsh and bordering on a Speyside which I confess to be my favourite. Without hesitation a fine litre of Superstition was purchased and I must add, thoroughly enjoyed, not only by me but also some friends who also lean to the Speyside taste. I have purchased more as gifts for a couple of friends purely on their reactions from drinking mine. My bottle finally ended just before Christmas and I did not hesitate in buying another even though the cost of a pint bottle was the same as my duty-free litre. And that's when my troubles began...apart from the size, the bottles are identical. Same percentage volume, lightly peated, smoke and spice etc but as soon as I poured I knew it was different. It was the very strong smell that puts me off Islay malts and then I swallowed and thought I'd burnt my throat. I've persevered, with water, without water, let it sit, over a bit of ice but nothing helps. It's just too harsh. What happened to that lovely smooth, honey caramel taste with the sea salt finish? It's so different I'm beginning to wonder if our export market get the good stuff and we get the burnt barrel remnants. So it's difficult to give a rating. Old bottle was the best I've had in a long time and the new bottle is as rough as they come. I hope I haven't upset my friends.

8th January 2015


I love my single malts; This one is not quite smooth and maybe just on the harsh side. I found it very smoky and peaty to the tongue and yet interesting. Not my first choice but I will always keep a bottle in my whisky cupboard just for an occasional change. :)

4th January 2015

Overpriced but very tasty

This isn't great whisky. It isn't BAD whisky either. I have to say that because I thoroughly enjoyed drinking it on the rocks and absolutely recommend it to you as a refreshing lightly peated dram to enjoy on ice. This despite a few things: 1. It's clearly overpriced at £25. Absurd price imho. Its a £20 max bottle. Other bottles with actual age statements of 12 are the same price. Sorry Jura this is not good value. I can only presume this is because it is Limited Edition. And people are stupid. Mostly the latter. 2. They used a bloody ridiculous amount of e150 in this bottling. It's embarassingly excessive. It looks like Cherry Coke. Why?! 3. This is the same price as Ardmore's peated trad cask, non-chill. That is a far better whisky. So why buy the Jura? Availability and the fact Jura is often discounted in stores - who I suspect are to blame for the inflated price in all fairness.
So on to the dram itself .. Toffee, caramel, peat. Sweet finish. Great on ice. But definitely well young make. This is not mature cheddar. Its on a par with a good blended like JWB. Sans the nasty grain influence. Try it. If you like it you like it. I found it a bit funky at first but like a less than stellar bottle of red you can get past that .. and enjoy it! Overall I think you'd want to be buying the Ardmore if you like strong oily LIGHTLY peated highlands. Islay this is not! The Superstition is however a good alternative. This young, non-age statement, lightly peated sweet on the finish and great sipping whisky. Better than a blend and definitely better value than a Bourbon. Recommend. 3.5 stars from me!

2nd January 2015

Not the star of the show

Give me the simplicity of Jura Origin any day. The Superstition is too confused.

15th December 2014

Advice on this bottle

in my experience with this whisky, it first come out of the bottle and into your glass with a young new make vibe that I find a little gross. But, if you add a little water and give it about 15-20 minutes in the glass, it settles down and becomes quite good. It's not super complex, but a very interesting blend of smoky and sweet cereal flavors.

22nd November 2014

harry thomson

why does packaging say limited edition when bottle is same as ordinary bottle of superstion?

28th October 2014

Chris painter

Not the smoothest of malts, but the peaty chocolate intense notes came through. Personally, I prefer ledaig or dalwhinnie,( Laphroaig is close but not as rich.)

26th October 2014

ken wilson

This is my favourite,
I offer it to special friends only its inspired us to visit jura shortly

18th October 2014

Brian Goldie

A superb peated Jura, and one to share in good company ( or keep to yourself if you wish ). Sweet toffee notes, explosive on the palate and a long smoky finish. Drooling at the thought.

13th October 2014

something to come back to...

I decided that I was going to buy a new single malt yesterday. If I had the money I'd have bought something else along with it, or sprung for a more expensive/older single malt. I had heard good things about this, so after a long period of drooling over the single malt section in a fairly local supermarket I went for this.

I wasn't sure what to expect, and I wasn't taken back by the nose or the palate. I would like to come back and try it when I have more time to relax with it - I'll probably re-review it.

I have to agree with one of the other reviews on here, it is more than just slightly peated, but not too much. Definately spice in there, and a subtle sweetness. Opens up well if left with a drop or two of water. The finish reminded me very much of Talisker Storm. 6/10 - I will come back to it at some point as mentioned.

21st August 2014

Smooth, crisp, golden touch of lovely...

A nice dram this one is, having enjoyed an entire bottle I would say my favorite part was the good bye dram. The nose and finish complimented sweets perfectly (a peanut brittle with spice) to finish in such a way was almost like having the spirit take a bow after its last encore of a riveting and enjoyable stage performance. Okay, enough with the poetry, the nose is light with a touch of sweet and spice, the bit is gentle and enjoyable and as the flavors emerge after the swallow, the creamy sweet flavors left settle well and linger like a cherished memory... it is a good spirit, nice summer evening fair, and while the light peat makes it a decent compliment to savory flavors, it excelled when paired with sweets.

1st August 2014

My first Jura.

I am currently on my quest of Ian buxton's 101 whiskeys to try before you die and this was next on my list.

you can defiantly smell the oak in this and in my opinion it tastes very earthy.

not the best whiskey I've tasted but if you like Peaty ones this will be right up your street.

22nd July 2014


Theres a bottle w in my kitchen w and I ain't opened it yet. I give it top marks as I know it's gonna do what I want. Get me drunk! :D what a great drink!!!

18th July 2014


Nice balance of characteristics, surprisingly so at this price, pleasing on the palate, finishes well. Even spicier with a few drops of water, and actually refreshing over ice. Each sip savours differently. A nice start before enjoying something more robust.

11th July 2014

Great affordable single malt

One of my favourite, smooth, slightly salty, not too smoky. Taste is complete, you don't feel suprised with unnecessary hints like you do with some Scottish blends.

10th May 2014

value with style

Unique for the palet.

30th April 2014

Experience of a smooth flight.

The buttery smooth flavour with a tinge of garden fresh fragrance sailing over the North Sea part my inviting lips to kiss this golden beauty which slowly slips through the sensitive sentinels which get charmed by its warm tingling touch and roll over my ever discerning tongue which surrenders at the first touch radiating ripples of joyous sensations through the ever alert nerves to the mind, body and spirit. With JS taking over the stick, the flight over and under the clouds is smooth and safe. Who wouldm't enjoy it. Vijay Ratnakar (frequent flyer)

26th April 2014


Nothing wrong with. This it cured my cold.

Trouble is what to do now .ha ha get my wife to buy another bottle

23rd April 2014

Peer Shi'ite pesh.

Hoots mon! 2 wee drams o'this will make ye a barnpot. It's the lick o'therish! Fandabbydozytastic big man aye!

15th April 2014

Pretentious Fuds

Isle of Jura superstition

23rd February 2014

To Couldn't get on with this

"on the rocks with a splash of pepsi"
Good lord man, that's blasphemy

22nd February 2014

Very smooth

Superstition is fantastic and the peaty taste is very welcome. Cant wait to try their Prophecy (heavily peated)as I love the flavour. Superb whiskey

22nd February 2014

Pleasantly, and delightfully, surprised!

First off.... I really enjoyed the comments on this page. All of them! Every hint, every niche, every pinpoint of everyone's comment was truthful to the nature of this Single Malt.

In all fairness, it a medium-level, all-inclusive, not-quite-standard-yet-fully-distinct Scotch. For ardent Single Malt lovers... it brings an air of nostalgia to the lesser whiskys from the past. For the Precepts into the world of SM-Scotch, it's a bit too harsh. For the mid-level lot, it's hit or miss.

And yes, Jura Superstition is all of that! But yet, it carries a finesse that can't quite be hit upon at any rate.

I didn't get the "Tequila" aspect as others did from the glass. It wasn't until I took a few good whiffs straight from the neck of the bottle that I found it. Yes, it does carry a level of that Spirit's essence. But for my own opine, I cannot mark that as a negative. To me, it's quite fascinating. Again, just for myself, I find the note of the nose from the neck of the bottle as close to some of the best Anejo's I've ever had. It's not a nose I would associate with Blancos or Reposados.

As far as the flavors it carries, it is quite a mixed bag. It's almost as if the Distiller wanted to incorporate anything and everything that all the Scotch lovers of the world want in their drink, and crammed it into one bottle.

At first sip, it's harsh, smoky, delicately sweet, yet limp at the end. On second sip, it airs out more to a pleasant peat smoke, followed by a richer caramel/marzipan sugar coat, to which the finish is almost soothing. On third sip, smoke and peat fight for recognition, followed by traces of brown sugar, honey, chewy malt.... all to finish off with all those aspects as they wither into oblivion.

With a drip of water, it almost transforms into a perfume/heather oasis. At this stage, it becomes a concurrent mosh of Islay & Speyside. Floral dew intertwines with briny peat, enveloping your tongue with treacle, finishing off like jazz.

Going further and dropping a cube of ice into the mix, it becomes a playground of petulant, sugar-addled children. Every note of the Scotch runs around, vying for not only your attention, but unrequited appreciation.

At times, it does come off as the cheapest blend. At others, it hints of a refined masterpiece. But overall, it sways back and forth in twain.

It definitely should be a recommend to try. And, you just may fall in love with it fully. It truly is an enigma at best, and a fine experiment at its worst.

1st February 2014


I've just had a first taste. I was shocked and convinced it was a fake. Got it from Sainsbury over Xmas 2013. It set me to thinking about fake whisky. A lot of profit in it. More than the fake vodka we keep hearing about. Of all the people buying a bottle of supposed single malt, how many will immediately know if the product is fake.. I have been drinking Islay malts, plus Laphraoig, plus Glenlivet etc for years. This Jura tasted like a blended Bells? So who does one go to? It is the perfect scenario for ripping punters off. Who can arbitrate taste? The police? The manager at Sainsbury's? Is the game worth the candle? As someone wrote up above, if this is the genuine article, then it is only fit for giving to someone who wants their whisky mixed, probably with a lot of mixer. Other than that, how should we deal with a substituted cheap fake whisky for a bottle of supposed single malt?

8th January 2014

Couldn't get on with this

I've tried a few drams, but the aroma and aftertaste seldom proved agreeable. This little number is best tried "Beag Air Bheag", which is Scottish Gaelic for "on the rocks with a splash of pepsi"

29th December 2013


Must say was not expecting what I tasted after the nose. Found this malt to be at it's best with a little water and time. Obviously a fairly young malt but nonetheless unique and after travelling through a range of tastes loved the delicately salted finish. Will definately be on the the shopping list again.

26th December 2013


Damn good stuff!

20th December 2013

for the right time and place

'beginner's' comments are spectacularly pretentious and unhelpful. This is a very enjoyable drop, though i believe that the ratios involved in the blend may have changed, the first few bottles of these carried a lot of the character of the older spirit and the recent bottle i drank was a bit brighter and younger tasting, though it could just be down to batch differences? Easy drinking with enough peat to make it lovely on a cold winter's night without making it challenging to enjoy. Perfect if you find Ardbeg undrinkable an the other Islay malts tasty but too peaty to be ideal for a whole session!

27th October 2013

Not my taste of a good whisky

Hard hitting, sharp, very special taste... not my taste though...

25th September 2013

Unexpected silkiness with surprising character

Smooth as silk at first touch with plenty of surprising character after a moment. Surprisingly and very interesting taste!

9th September 2013

distinct pleasure

This is a delight. It has an element of surprise. Far more interesting than many Duras yet more similar to it's Islay cousins. As a fan of Ardbeg and Lagavulin I thought this had an elemental appeal not to be takane lightly. Worth a try and very reasonably priced too. Slainte!

2nd September 2013

No. 1

The Best I Have EVER Tasted.

1st September 2013

My ideal

I tasted Jura Superstition against Cooper's 1977, Bushmills Black Label, Bushmills Gold Label 1608 and Jameson's Redbreast 12 year old, using a small amount of water in each of them. The Jura was, to my taste, the best of them . I particularly liked the touch of peat, there but not overwhelming, together with a sweetness and the unfolding flavours revealed by the water. If I could only have one whisky again it would be this one.

29th July 2013

A nice introduction

Personally I have found this whisky to be a nice introduction to the world of pleated malts, neat you get the full pleated effect, add a couple of drops of water or a cube of ice to realese the underlying flavours and slowly "wean" yourself to neat either way a true delight as per all Jura's

28th June 2013

Really nice

Sweet and smoky. A more interesting dram you'll do well to find at the price. Well done, Jura distillery.

14th June 2013

Candy whisky

Ok I start out with something nice to say: It is definitely a drinking whisky that will go down easily, the first time I tasted it my brain said 'candy'.
And that is correct, even too much much sweetness and fruit. The smell is nearly disappointing. Isle of Jura is definitely not something for the connoisseur. And the content of the bottle have been dyed.

31st May 2013

Really not to my taste

Smell is quite unpleasant and taste very average. Bought it once, would not do it again

21st May 2013

Quiet simply 10 out of 10

Excellent whisky, not your usual from Jura. A definite winner, 10 out of 10

28th April 2013

I bought this on a whim in town

And to say it's slightly peaty is an understatement. While it's obviously a quality product, it's also one for those moments where you feel like something different.

A very young, intriguing whisky that suits its name.

19th April 2013

ok but won't bother again

Got a half bottle as it was on offer,very distinctive but not for me..

31st March 2013


Have been an occasional single malt and cigar guy for some time, but find myself daydreaming about my next taste of Superstition the day following my last dram. For me this is my first cravingly addictive scotch.

27th March 2013


The smell is quite nonchalant. The first sip was full of flavour, but it quickly loses all personality after a couple of sips. This is a nice drinking whisky if your looking to get drunk. The taste of sea is lovely.

14th March 2013

Tantalising from first to last

When this is first poured, the nose is tequilaesque, light and fresh but there is a hint of iodine in there nodding to its Isle nature. As it opens (a piece of ice or a small splash of water is my recommendation) there is sheep's pelts, buttered popcorn and caramel. The taste carries all the classic Isle flavours, sweet, smoked, peaty. There's spices in there, pepper and cloves. The tang of iron and sea air is on the finish. Over all a pleasing and complex whiskey, 6/10

7th February 2013

...Er...I didn't want to like this, but it is spectacularly understatedly magnificent.

...Er...I didn't want to like this, but it is spectacularly understated-ly magnificent. It truly is a magnificent concept. It isn't your typical jura whisky, or any whisky for that starts with a peaty hit, not islay strength peat, but a noticeable peat presence. Then the peat almost fades to a liquorishy/aniseed not behind the depth of cereal rich malt which has a sugar coating of a rich sherry exterior. After a few moments you hardly recognise the peat as peat, it is so well blended. That melts a way like the coating on the outside of a "smartie" sweet, revealing velvety smooth rich smooth centre...this is like a chocolate truffle sweet - It isnt the same the whole way through, it changes. Harder exterior, soft centre. The velvety smooth nature of this malt gives a wonderful mouth feel.

I had this after a meal, finishing with a desert of lemon torte and the sweet butter rich notes, anchored with the background peat, was the perfect accompaniment.

I'm not a Jura fan, this was a gift to me, but I will definitely be getting another...

1st February 2013


took me a while but this has Marmite flavours enjoyable but very different

31st December 2012


This was a present and I now need to reevaluate the friendship. Superstition is too weak a name... This Whisky is all facts, and none of them good. Avoid at all costs. Will keep in my boot in case I run out of petrol.

27th December 2012

Love it

5 stars

6th December 2012

Love it

I love this stuff, it's like you're smoking a pipe!

6th December 2012

My house brew...

Not a HUGE fan of overly smokey/peaty malts (so sue me), I found the full hit of the Superstition followed by the long, mellow rolloff that almost tasted of salt air to be a perfect sipping whisky. I've had better, but not by a lot, and CERTAINLY not for anywhere near the price. It's what fills my flask everywhere I take it and I've not had a friend disappointed yet!

27th October 2012

Superstition Award

Jura Superstition has been named The Whisky Shop’s Whisky of the Year 2012.

The Whisky Shop has 20 stores across the UK with around 3 million customers visiting their stores every year.

It’s Whisky of the Year award is chosen by a mix of consumers, sales and recommendations from the store managers. Jura Superstition beat off stiff competition from over 300 other whiskies in store, including Dalmore 12 which won the award last year.

4th October 2012


Obviously those of you complaining about the nose are beginners who've never had a smoky astringent Scotch like this or Laphroaig. Thistle guys stick to Johnny Walker Red Label with Coke. This stuff's awesome!

4th August 2012

Disappointingly not as smooth as I prefer

OK but a bit too coarse for me. One I will keep for anyone who drinks with a mixer

1st August 2012

Quite simply...delicious!

After more than 40 years of tasting excellent scotches, I can honestly say that this one brought a smile to my face, a feast to my palate, and a warm afterglow to my tummy. I'm not as poetic as most of the reviewers on this site, (and I truly appreciate their way with words), but I'm old enough to know an exceptional scotch when I taste it, and this is one of them!

6th July 2012

Exactly what other say about the smell

Sorry, rating included. 6/10.

15th February 2012

Exactly what other say about the smell

The smell on this whiskey is quite peculiar, a musty aroma with a slight pungent high sweet whiff, caramel. The taste is instant to the fore, which I felt was slightly too much lower tang without a mid slow cycle burn to follow on. I got a dark lonely bitter hit of pepper instantly followed by a delayed but smooth lasting oil/honey. The aftertaste is definitely better than the initial puff of pepper. Where a something like Talisker 10 yr has you curious for more with a good 'afterglow', this doesn't quite capitalize on the initial pepperfest.

To me - bad smell, average initial taste, definitely a good aftertaste.
Worth a try.

15th February 2012

1/3 of the bottle in

When I first opened the bottle I was surprised by the difference of flavor from other whiskeys I have tried over the years. The closest was a Dalwhinnie stored in Sherry barrels and it took me a while to get used to as well. Well worth the effort given the reasonable price. I drink mine from a shot glass after letting it sit for a couple of minutes. I leave it my mouth for at least ten seconds and then swallow. Smooth on the swallow and complex flavors too many to mention definitely peat and charcoal and sherry and some spiciness. May buy it again if I get the opportunity to buy at the right price like this time around.

11th February 2012

Very average - for a beginner

Oops, forgot the rating: 5/10

5th January 2012

Very average - for a beginner

I bought one as a present for a friend and he really liked it so as soon as Sainsbury's had it on special again I bought one to try myself. I am disappointed. Whilst I can't describe all the scents and flavours that others get, I know what I like and this is distinctly average when compared with the single malts I've been drinking over this Xmas/New Year. Very light peatyness, briny, light caramel, opens up a bit more with water. Quite a short finish. When I went back to smell the glass later I got distinct dried figs on the nose. Not one I will be buying again. For the sake of comparison I was drinking the following over the break: Talisker 10yo, Glenlivet 12yo, Sainsbury's TTD Islay (Caol Ila?), Aberlour A'Bunadh, Ardbeg 10yo. Not much of those left now, except for the ardbeg... :-)

5th January 2012

Try a little ice

I like over 1 ice cube and let it stand for 5 mins. It opens out then and you get the full range of flavours. I like it, try it.

27th December 2011


I send a lot of bottles for my family in Poland. They love it!

28th November 2011


This is not a bad malt, especially at the price, but I agree with those who complain about the nose. It smells of cheap tequila (how? why?), a smell anyone who appreciates good drink will despise.

7th November 2011

Strange smell

I really like the taste of it. Not too peaty, and kind of smooth, easy to drink. But it does not smell very good in my opinion. I can't find a word of what it smells, only that I don't like it. Apart from the nose I like it.

26th October 2011


Good "Jura" nose, with salty beach air, sea weed...sweet caramel, with a good puff of peat smoke and sun on the heather. Smooth. Spices and orange, a little fire. Oily with grains and creamy notes too...delicious!

7th October 2011

Just OK

Always been tempted by this and when I saw it on offer was hard to resist. First taste was quite harsh, almost that of a blend, but with a small block of ice left to dissolve the harshness was replaced with an array of subtle flavours. A light smokiness with a hint of peat and a touch of honey bringing back memories of a bottle of Bowmore "enigma" bought at heathrows duty free, a very similar bottle. For the price a different and tasty bottle but maybe worth spending a few more of your hard earned notes on something else.

17th September 2011


Ah the superstition, Jura's little jewel. A very fair priced malt from the little distillery. Hints of marzipan, a little nutmeg and a lovely hint of smoke and of course the seabreeze. Always a good choice

20th August 2011

Not impressed

I read about this in "101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die". Disappointed, it has that strange nose that Bunnahabhain and Black Bottle share of musty malt(?). While I think it is ok with the fresher spirits in the grand BB, in this, as in Bunnahabhain, it is just a spoiler. Can anyone add re the source of that distinctive nose?

6th April 2011

A little too peaty

While I found this whisky to be warm and smoky on the palette, I still found the Jura to be a little too peaty and hard hitting. That said, this whisky is definitely different from anything that I have tasted so far, so it is certainly unique, and slowly adding water to the dram is the best way to balance out the peat. As others have noted about this whisky, it seems to open up once mixed with water and evolve minute by minute. 3 stars..

13th February 2011

Dry white wine girly.........

On a recent holiday to western Scotland, I tried a few whiskeys from the menu and this was amazing, not brutal just a fantastic taste and moment in time.

11th December 2010

To my taste

Superstition feels like it should be subject to anti-smoking legislation, to be drunk either outside or by an open fire in a well-ventilated environment. The bottle shape and design is great too. I hope to find a better whisky one day - still so many to try! - but fear the 'unique' taste others here have mentioned might prove to be the taste I'm after. Definitely for those who prefer honey/caramel/popcorn/peat type flavours to the vanilla/apple sweetness of some other types of whisky.

30th August 2010

Very Interesting

I agree - this may be a scotch for the man who has everything - although that doesn't stop a guy like me from really enjoying it. Buttered Popcorn on palate entry, sweet smokiness on the finish - capped off with some brineiness and a whisp of the sea. Truly mezmorizing stuff. If you can - get yourself some to save and savor before it is no more!

20th May 2010

for the man who has every whisky

I'm not sure you'd find anyone proclaiming this to be thier favourite whisky, but it is so unique that no collection would be complete without it. Great for when you fancy something different.

14th December 2009

Recently my favourite dram

A real achievement, a classy & complex whisky in that price range.
Trully well bodied, fresh yet elegant!!!

20th October 2009

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