Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Spring 2021
Stated Age
11 years old
Number of bottles
55.2 % Vol.
200 ml 700 ml
Added on
10 Apr 2021 8:45 pm by Luigisim
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 109.79

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Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura 2009 CA

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.35 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2021] This is from the "Cadenhead's Recent Highlights Tasting Pack" and after reading the official tasting notes I am not sure why they picked this bottling for a highlights tasting (maybe because of the "white chocolate mice"?)...

    ...and to be honest, I do not find any mice in this dram (let alone chocolate ones). Again this smells and tastes like almost all modern drams which quickly matured in fresh casks seasoned with cheap young sherry wine: more of a high-proof wine than a malt whisky. Welcome to the great new world of modern whinesky!
    • Nose
      80 80
      The colour is old gold and the nose offers ... no mice, not even a single mouse tail! But these are good news as I do not like mice in my drams. And it is good this dram does not smell like a Cola bottle too, I had too many whisky-cola when I was young... What the hell had the writer of these official tasting notes before he/she started to smell this whisky, I want the same! But let me get serious: This dram smells like an ordinary young Jura with its trademark slightly cheesy off-notes wrapped by young wine which flavours are not too strong first (but they grow boldly upon breathing). There is nothing of interest in this nose (to my olfactory cells, only), now I miss the mice and cola sadly - just kidding.
    • Taste
      81 81
      The taste is simple and - ooh! - so predictable: barley sugars and the ordinary flavours of young wine mix up to an impression of a cocktail loved by many girls from the days when I was (much) younger. But if my memory serves me well this cocktail was way cheaper. Can anybody tell me the difference to the Glenallachie 12-years old (WB id 171196) of the same tasting, please? Obviously my taste buds have grown old and they are not able to identify the modern malt's aromas anymore (actually, they never were).
    • Finish
      78 78
      The dram arrives warming but without any significant coating effect on my palate, just like many modern drams from rushed distillations. The finish is short and adds nothing except a minor drying-astringent feeling which is a little distracting towards the end. Water shows the same effects as with the Glenallachie 12-years old: the drams turns punchier in both nose and taste without adding new impressions except an increasing bitterness (of the tannins). Even in that dimension the two drams are almost identical. If these are the highlights of modern whisky making could you serve me the "lowlights", please?

  2. Dris scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. Majestoso scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    Nothing special, you can do it but you don't have to ... It's not a bad one, but also not a very good one
    • Nose
      Dark chocolate chocolate caraway pigment pepper
    • Taste
      Caraway Pepper
    • Finish

  4. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Speyside scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    A lot off off notes and accetone
    • Nose
      light caramel, accetone, nuts, melon
    • Taste
      mouth feel: passer,% complex, simplel, uren
      taste: sherry, caramel, nuts, ripe fruit
    • Finish
      accetone, off note

  6. notesofmalt scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Jura 2009 - 2021, 11 years, 55.2% alc. Bottler: WM Cadenhead (Authentic Collection). Expansion: Flounder

    Nose: fruity, sweet but also very spicy. Nuts, salted peanuts, paprika chips, crumbly apples, slightly sour. With some charred bread, a light note of vanilla and mild caramel. Chocolate with pepper and chilli. After the nose has ridden this carousel, an artificial / fruity sweetness remains.

    Palate: malt and malt sugar, vanilla, caramel. Some burnt bitter aromas, coffee powder, pastries, old oat biscuits, liquorice and aniseed. Already special.

    Finish: Short to medium length, the taste continues and becomes a little woody.

    Conclusion: A very special Jura that you can like, but not have to be. I liked the nose very much. 75/100 points (2021).


  7. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  8. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Intestesting notes despite the young age, clearly noticeable as a Jura by smell and taste for the ones in the know. Yet not an annoyingly cheesy version by this somewhat dividing Islay cousin. Worth a try.

  9. InbhirNis scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    2cl sample from the same set as hs305. Now that I've tried all six drams, I'm pleased to report that I found two worthy of the term 'highlights'... but this isn't one of them, in fact it places flat last for me. Feels like it's been forced/engineered for the sake of the nose, which is far from great, at significant cost to the palate and finish.

    If you want a nice young Jura in its natural state, I recommend this bottling instead:
    • Nose
      83 83
      Gristy at first, reminding me of the WhiskyBroker bottling above, but the modern sherry doesn't take long to make its presence felt. Becomes nuttier (walnuts) as it opens, coffee liqueurs, burnt butterscotch. Water dials up the spices and adds some rubber.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Powerful, semi-sweet attack. The alcohol isn't well-integrated, this is a fighter. Water makes it more approachable, but there's not a lot going on in the way of flavours - strange combination of sherry sweetness, burnt rubber and Garibaldi biscuits.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Quite short, cleaner, raisins, becoming a tad bitter.

  10. JoshNRW scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Very sweet, totally pleasing, but it doesn't smell like a good 11 year old and matured single malt in cask strength (anymore).
    Definitely a finish in a rather wet sherry barrel. You can drink very well at the same time when you switch off in the evening, if you don't feel like having a beer. Unfortunately no character to be found, but at least a possible alcohol sting was covered up. Reminds me of the "experience" when my wife drinks a good Asti Spumante while chatting with her girls while partying. Yummy


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