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Isle of Jura 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750 mL

Original price was: $44.99.Current price is: $36.99.

Wine Enthusiast 92 points “…Time in former Bourbon and oloroso Sherry barrels means that lip-smacking hazelnut, brown sugar and cocoa take center stage, finishing with dry hints of leather, chamomile and clove..”Kara Newman
A sublty smoky Scotch whisky from Scotland’s smallest distilling Island community. Jura 10 is a union of peated and unpeated whiskies, matured for 10 years in American white oak ex-bourbon barrels, finished in the finest oloroso sherry butts. The result is a rich and rounded balance of subtle smoky notes with a sweet sherry finish.
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Description

From The Whiskey Reviewer “Jura Distillery dates back to 1810, before the easing of restrictions on distillation under the Excise Act of 1823 that effectively legalized Scotch production. It’s presently part of the Whyte & Mackay portfolio, which in turn is owned by the Filipino company Emperador (itself part of Alliance Global Group).

Jura 10 Year Old is the core expression in the distillery’s single malt line, and has gone through at least three changes of appearance and titling since my first exposure to Jura 10 Year Old some years ago. Once upon a time there were two versions of this release, a 43% ABV, 750ml bottling for the American market and a 40% ABV, 70cl bottling for the rest of the world, and both were once titled “Origin.”

Now the “Origin” is gone, so it’s simply Jura 10 Year Old. The American bottling is 40% ABV, just like the rest of the world. Finally, the whisky is now known to be aged in ex-bourbon barrels and finished in Sherry butts.

The Scotch
In the glass, Jura 10 Year Old has a lightly coppered, golden appearance, something like apple juice. The liquid is somewhat viscous, leaving just a few legs after a swish and those resembling the veins of a leaf.

The nose has a soft, sweetly honeyed cereal base, joined with dabs of peat smoke, pepper and dry oak. It’s a simple, but well-rounded and balanced scent, and very much in tune with what one might imagine for an Islands single malt.

On the palate, it’s got a silky texture, and a flavor that smacks of malty cereals and apples, with just a touch of anise to make things interesting. Once again, it’s simple stuff, so simple that it’s missing some elements that were present on the nose and without anything new taking up the gap. The finish picks up on the peppery, dry aspect of the scent, winding down with some light warmth. expect a bottle to cost $50.

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in