Isle of Jura 18-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
18 years old
Red Wine Finish
44.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 May 2018 2:58 pm by Astrid

Average value

€ 85.87

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98 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura 18-year-old

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.92 points

  1. karloff scored this whisky 44 points Specialist

    This is shocking on many counts. WTF has Jura done here. This was a sample off a neighbour. I am pleased I didn't buy it. This has to be a contender for worst sample and biggest Disapointment already.
    • Nose
      39 39
      There is not much of a nose on this at all. Nothing wrong with my nose as I've just been nosing another before this. In fact i swapped glasses to see if that helped and I must say no not really. I also went out into the fresh air and that didn't help either. Really struggling to find red fruit notes as you would expect. There is something there but Phfffff! I'm not Sherlock Holmes.
    • Taste
      48 48
      I was hoping for something totally different with the taste because it has happened in the past with others. Nothing going on with the nose but the taste saves it. This unfortunately doesn't have that. The taste is quite bland and uninspiring. A bit hot and spicey but that's it. I certainly expected a lot more.
    • Finish
      44 44
      The finish is just as bad. I was going to say it dive bombs, but from where?

  2. nallacam scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A good example of why Jura is not one of the most popular distilleries.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    It's certainly not one dimensional or boring and offers enough of a challenge.
    • Nose
      A touch of chalk and menthol, with a hint of violets, but it's the sour or copper coin note that stands out to me. I sometimes find similar notes in Ben Nevis and Tobermory. Now mind you, there's also room for fresh berries, hazelnuts and warm spices.
    • Taste
      Dry, spicy and sweet with a gentle smokiness. Somewhat tannic as well. The wine influence is more noticeable, with plenty of sweet berries. There's a touch of chocolate too, as well as some cigar tobacco. Slightly metallic.
    • Finish
      Sultanas, bitter breakfast tea. Short to medium.

  4. Squinugie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. ezioaudit scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

  6. maltaholic scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Completely different.
    Light, meadow, hay, liquorice.
    The surprised.
    Very well.

  7. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    20 20 20 20 80

  8. Dagobert scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  9. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    fair puddle

    The finish is mau compared to nose and palate
    In general, the combination of law and wine barrel does not fit here
    • Nose
      fruity, red wine, dark, tart, a slightly weird touch of wine ?, slightly buttery
    • Taste
      round and full on the palate
      first sweet then the tartness of red wine, red grapes, brown bread, spicy, light lemon
    • Finish
      short to medium long
      first thin, then harsh, red grapes, spicy and increases

  10. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The colour is dark amber. The nose is sweet and smooth with dried fruits, caramel, spices, plum, sweet fruits, berries jam, perfume and light smoke notes. The palate is also smooth and sweet with dried fruits, vegetables, chocolate and spices notes. The finish is long and dry with spices, vanilla, chocolate and grass notes. Jura 18YO is a well balanced, smooth and tasty whisky.


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