After liking Jura 16 and the NAS Jura Superstition, I thought I should explore the rest of the range. The much more reasonably-priced 10 year bottling (also labelled “Jura Origin”) is aged exclusively in ex-bourbon casks and is not peated. As an entry-level, unpeated, and non-sherried malt, it showcases the “blank slate” that Jura’s house character is grown from. While there is a small amount of peat in the water used by Jura, I can’t discern it in the glass.
Note that Jura appears to bottle the 10 year-old Origin at both 43% and 40% ABV. It’s hard to tell from the information online, but the 40% might be for the domestic 700ml European market, while the 43% might be for the US 750ml market. This review is from a Jura tasting pack (50ml glass miniatures) with the 43% ABV presentation.