Previously discontinued in 2009, it’s great to see Isle of Jura 21 Year Old back, and in award-winning form.
Full and fragrant.
Good body with notes of winter cake, damson jam, marzipan and an uprising of cooked fruit with winter spice and fudge.
Medium-length with notes of chewy oak tannins.
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Jura is one of those whiskies that can claim a whole island in Scotland to itself, at least in terms of branding. Even though it’s only sixty miles from Glasgow by plane, the isolated nature of the place is dramatic to tourists who visit. There’s one pub, one road in and out, and only a few hundred residents. Despite these quaint facts, the distillery is owned by one of the largest holding companies in the Philippines.
Jura 30-Year-Old won Best Islands Single Malt, as well as Best Islands Single Malt Over 21 Years, at the 2016 World Whiskies Awards. In 2010, Jura distillery released a 200 Year Anniversary special 21-Year-Old bottling that was finished in a Gonzalez Byass Oloroso Sherry cask from 1963. The precise age of the barrel held a special significance because it was the year that Jura distillery was rebuilt.
On the box of its Jura 21-Year-Old offering, the distillery claims that the whisky embraces “many characteristics” of the 200th anniversary commemorative bottling. It’s undeniable that the ABV percentage is the same (44%), and today’s packaging is also quite innovative, with a removable buckling top that pulls up to reveal a black multi-tiered stand for the whisky bottle to perch upon. A black and white picture of the distillery is visible though a window on the lid, adding a vintage look. The bottle itself has a feminine, curvy appearance, which even tapers in at the “waist.” In fact, it reminds me a little of a prehistoric fertility goddess.
Although Jura offers a few peated options in its core line-up, which culminate in Prophecy–a non-chill filtered, heavily peated whisky–the Jura 21 year-old is a different sort of animal. Call this whisky “domesticated,” if you wish. It’s sweet, creamy, slightly oaky, and thus appeals to a wide range of preferences.
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