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Isle of Jura 12-year-old

Overall rating
79.55/100
votes
91
Whiskybase ID
WB105304
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels + Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L7219 12 19 P/002500
Barcode
5013967012509
Added on
20 Dec 2017 10:17 am by Andytka3
Colored

Average value

€ 45.78

4 × in wishlist

91 × member ratings

155 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura 12-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.55 points

  1. MLE scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76

  2. diamond2000 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: open, rather light, sweet malty, white bread, oatmeal, caramel, dark raisins, dried fruit compote, wood, plywood, pleasant menthol freshness. Not very rich, but everything is in balance.

    Taste: spicy, ginger, nutmeg, burnt caramel, burnt wood, activated carbon, zest, dark fruits (plum, grapes), moderately sweet.

    Finish: delicate spices and herbs, wood, raisins, prunes, burnt bread crust, oily, medium length.

    Score: 82

    Bottom line: good malt-woody release, balanced and pleasant aroma, everything is slightly worse in taste and finish, but I didn't feel any disaster and wateriness due to 40%.
    In general, a good release for review, the pluses include the good work of the casks and the balance of sherry and bourbon, the whisky is felt for its 12 years.

  3. Squinugie scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/04/15/old-rare-2020-a-balblair-affair/

    N,T,F: The profile talks of soft fluffy sieved white flour-coated chewy caramel-ed & sherried raisins that become slightly more rubbery with a certain sherry pong, yet stay mainly steadfast in an easy-sweet-oloroso kind of way.

    C: I can see why novices [that will always be novices] like Jura. That’s why it’s so prevalent in pubs & bars [in the UK]. Surprisingly perhaps, this is good whisky. Jura better than Balblair you say? Today, yes.

  5. keba9591 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  6. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The influence of sherry brings a real plus. Again it's warm, woody, slightly fruity, orange and rhubarb marmalade, with a hint of smoke it seems to me. Or is it rather coal. Light vanilla drizzle in the background. Crushed lemon pulp. On the palate, apricots, prunes, peaches, plums. It is very nice. But the finish is a little acidic, it is really the weak point of this distillery. Fortunately it is quite short.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/12/isle-of-jura-12-yo.html
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      77 77

  7. Deloti scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      73 73

  8. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  9. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      76 76

  10. wisekycourse scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    un côté assez boisé,du fruité sur les mandarines,la pêche et du raisin un peu confit,un peu madérisé,des épices assez fortes,et en retour une trace de fumée,c'est simple,mais fin et typique de la distillerie!
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

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