Isle of Jura The Loch

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Ex-Bourbon + PX Sherry Finish
44.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
03 apr 2018 8:42 am by wbarchive_506746

Average value

€ 75.89

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44 × member ratings

147 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura The Loch

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.79 points

  1. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The colour is dark amber. The nose is sweet with cacao, chocolate, perfume, dried fruits, spices, plum jam and caramel notes. The palate is smooth, dry with very light sweetness and notes of dried fruits, spices and very light smoke. The finish is a middle, spicy and sweet with spices, pepper, chocolate and light smoke notes. As usual Pedro Ximenez casks add a strong sweetness, but here it’s a very delicate and light. The Loch has a good balance and taste. I gave 82 points. It’s a good whisky for daily drinking.

  2. Whisky1420 scored this whisky 100 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Rich oak, milky coffee and a burst of juicy raisin sweetness
    • Taste
      Thick caramel, treacle, peat smoke and zesty citrus peel
    • Finish

  3. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    S 6
    This is a blend of peated and unpeated Jura. The sherry cask in the equation was used to hold PX for 30 years. Feeling a bit thin overall, nonetheless a decent dram with an appropriate amount of PX influence which is good. A higher ABV might do an even better job.

    N 26
    Sticky sherry nose, a touch oily – classic PX casked but not overwhelming
    Medjool dates, sultana, orange peel
    Some vanilla, honey and malt surfaced subsequent to the sherry notes
    Whiff of coffee ice cream

    P 24
    Woody and sweet
    Honey & caramel
    Winter spices go in parallel but aren't aggressive at all
    A very light touch of smoke and a drop of Angostura bitter

    F 23
    Short finish with a quick spice kick
    Fruit sweetness
    Malt and mild spices lingering

  4. WhiskyShared scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Sweet and fruity on the nose. Rich, fruity and dry on the palate but not too dry.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Linseed oil, toasted teacakes, pencil shavings, strawberry, blackberry, biscuit, danish pastries
    • Taste
      80 80
      linseed oil, fruity, raisins, tannic, spicy, pepper, juniper, a little umami
    • Finish
      75 75
      heat, dry wood, prunes

  5. YD84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Sweet and sour, a little malty. Cooking spices, chocolate, brown sugar, dates, toffee, cherry jam. Subtle peat in the background. A tiny drop of water helps. Tasty stuff.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Honey, strawberry jam, blackberries, a few dried fruits, nuts, green peppers, wet leaves, some earth, some wood
    • Taste
      Fruit jelly, strawberry jam, caramel, nuts, some citrus, some cardboard, light green peppers

  7. claymore84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 03-29-2021.

  8. Foudos scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. face scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. maltaholic scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    In the smell light, almost meaningless.
    In the mouth comes the sherry.
    Soft and creamy.
    Something furry.

    Yes, that's good.

  11. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This whisky wins the smell. Taste is a pleasant relish a little weaker.
    • Nose
      The aroma is full of dill, there is a brewery's profile, delicate dullness is hidden under the tones of spice wood and sweet sherry.
    • Taste
      The flavor is strongly woody, but not bitter. Sherry plays a friendly accompaniment mingling with spice tones. Milk chocolate, a drop of coffee and fine tones of St. John's Wort complement.
    • Finish
      The mouthpiece is drier longer and gently turns into woody bitterness with tones of sherry.


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