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Overall rating
92.88/100
votes
10
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
R. W. Duthie & Co. (RWD)
Vintage
1966
Bottled
1986
Number of bottles
180
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
Samaroli
Added on
01 Nov 2009 9:20 pm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2117.50

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Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura 1966 RWD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.88 points

  1. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Tasting note by Serge Valentin

    Isle of Jura 1966/1986 (50%, Duthie for Samaroli, cask #1943, 180 bottles) Five stars A rare old version that was selected by Master Silvano Samaroli. It’s ex-sherry cask, so we’re expecting something quite big… Besides, we had a 1966/1996 by Signatory a while back and it was fabulous (WF 94). Colour: gold. Nose: very, very close to the 1976 at first nosing, albeit a notch more fragrant (lilies) and slightly more medicinal (camphor, antiseptic, balms). Other than that, we have the same fino-ish notes, walnuts, tobacco… Oh, and quite some old pu-erh tea, which is always a grace. No water needed. Mouth (neat): astoundingly medicinal! Actually, it’s almost too much and maybe a tad unbalanced. Litres of cough syrup, then an immense brininess, barrows of lemons and kumquats, salted anchovies and lime, green curry, lemon liqueur, cardamom and cloves, smoked fish (all kinds, kippers…) It’s really huge whisky. With water (just for fun): more, much more on salted cough syrup. More peat as well. Finish: extremely long, almost heavy. Comments: an hyper-oily old Jura, very extreme, very extravagant, very medicinal. Good medicine for sure! SGP:475 - 93 points.

  2. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  3. magic_slim scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The best or one of the best bottlings from this distillery. The great thing about these high end Isle of Juras is that you can't smell any peat but when you taste it, the peat develops more and more power in your mouth.
    This bottling is nowadays almost impossible to find - I tasted it at the Lindores Whiskyfest 2009.
    • Nose
      Curious. My first impression was household cleaning agent. Then there was a moldy smell which reminded me of old books. After some time fruits were coming up. Definitely has the famous old bottle flavor.
    • Taste
      Powerful and very peaty. Salty and minerally. Some oak as well.
    • Finish
      Very long, salty and peaty.

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