Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Oloroso Sherry Finish
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 Apr 2018 5:31 pm by Pyklet

Average value

€ 34.38

5 × in wishlist

98 × member ratings

219 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura 10-year-old

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 75.90 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    To be honest, there is no improvement in my book. Pity.
    • Nose
      The nose offers hay, plasticine, manure (I am not kidding), lemons and oranges. Loads of earthy notes and a salty edge. I have to say, I am still not very fond of this.
    • Taste
      It is oily and sweet on the palate, but immediately shows some wet cardboard and earth. A salty edge, once more. But it is not really fruity. I get some caramel and walnuts. Turns a bit bitter.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, dry and bitter.

  2. MLE scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

  3. DanUOW1997 scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
      Salty, faint smell of sweaty clothes (but a hint of perfume coming through). The sherry and bourbon casks are easy to pinpoint; vanilla and nuttiness come through in the down-to-earth nose. Concluding, the nose definitely doesn't "jump out" with loads of complex smells. Red wine, sheer smells of alcohol, pepper and grass are the final details of note. No sight of the peated influence, besides the 'sweaty' character, to be found yet.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Pleasant oily, citric and sweet taste to start off with. Salted, pure chocolate is how I would characterize the next development. Then the grassy element comes through in the taste, just like it did in the nose. I can sense this whisky has some kind of peaty influence, but it barely shows in the nose or taste. Slightly mossy and bittery smoke perhaps, but that is about it. The PPM cannot be too high in this one, perhaps to keep the whisky accessible for a wide range of customers. Other noteworthy tastes are raisins, walnuts, nutmeg, black pepper and lots of more pure chocolate and coffee (reminds me most of a strong espresso). But it's all wrapped in only 40% alcohol content, so the full character of the whisky does not really show, neither with or without water. Something of a disappointment as all the tastes "fly by".
    • Finish
      80 80
      Finish is - as pointed out here, and in reviews on other websites - quite bitter. I myself do not mind the finish being bitter, it is actually a surprising aspect of the whisky that makes it a slight bit more complex. It goes hand in hand with the espresso taste that I pointed out before. The oiliness sticks for a little while, not surprisingly long but I wouldn't say it's short either. Just like the finish itself.

      A hint of orange, nutmeg and citrus to round it all off.

  4. adriank scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

  5. thebonewolf scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Nutty, fruity, maybe figs. Wine-like smell. Honey.
    • Taste
      Oak, spice, bit of smoke from green wood, or dead wood that’s wet. Thin feel.
    • Finish
      Lightly spicy, some smoke. Long on some sips, short on others.

  6. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Soft smell of some kind of rotten straw or hay, unique and interesting
    • Taste
      Sweet, creamy, rotten peat and alcohol harshness
    • Finish
      Short, peaty, pretty sharp

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    a very decent entry-level OA with a positive note of its own.
    • Nose
      Young, intense and I smell peat, very light, very subtle, can that be? Malty, spicy, ripe fruits, can the peaty be a more medicinal note?
    • Taste
      light and soft, malty, sweet, here too the slightly peaty medicinal note.
    • Finish
      rather short, malty sweet with a little oak, mint and a few bitter aromas.

  8. Willum scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

  9. wbarchive_81991 scored this whisky 46 points Member Senior

    Of course this whisky was distilled with love and attention. It is just so "iodine" that I think I am drinking hospital disinfectant. Sorry. Not my personal taste. That's why the low rating. Can't get used to it either.
    • Nose
      Salty, medicinal
    • Taste
      Iodine, salt, medicinal. Not peaty.
    • Finish
      Salty, iodine.

  10. wembleytor scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Very fruity. Sweetness hides the smoke, which only comes through late on and is fairly light. Fruitier than I would normally go for, but that's no bad thing in this case as it wears it well. Having seen some bad reviews I was wary, but this was a pleasant surprise and excellent value for money.


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