Isle of Jura 21-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
200 Years Of The Jura Distillery 1
Stated Age
21 years old
Bourbon Casks, Finished in a Gonzalez Byass Oloroso
Number of bottles
44.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 nov 2010 6:05 pm

Average value

€ 332.67

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76 × member ratings

180 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Isle of Jura 21-year-old

13 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.92 points.

  1. Willie JJ scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    It's easy drinking, but I was hoping for something a little more exciting (I don't know why).
    • Nose
      Quite light, orange oil, orange zest, paraffin and a hint of mint. Fresh bread.
    • Taste
      Bitter orange, fresh mint and spice.
    • Finish
      The spice builds to high intensity, but is tempered by sugary sweetness and a relentless orange note.

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  3. MichRich scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    The Oloroso finish has perked up this one. Lovely fruit, very good indeed.

  4. barryfox915 scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Old gold.
    Nose: Starts on mild spice, then on toffee, hay, some light
    fragrant floral notes as well as a touch of smoke and grapes.
    Taste: Slightly
    oaky and spicy, salty, floral (violet), slightly winey, on treacle and toffee.
    Diluted, it becomes more on toffee, tobacco leaves and white pepper. The finish
    is medium, round, smooth, malty, with some toffee and floral notes.
    Impression: a round expression of Isle or Jura, with some sweet caramel notes.
    Quite different from the older 21 YO, more round and complex. A pleasant whisky,
    from bourbon casks with a finish in a sherry cask from 1963.



  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Attractive Jura, around 130 EUR.
    • Nose
      It smells very sweet on nougat and Fanta, with
      furniture polish and salted peanuts as a bones. Very inviting without the jute
      or rancid edge that I often find in Jura. Hints of citric acid. Touch of
    • Taste
      It is very creamy and mouth coating with a rich
      fruitiness, before the spices kick in. Nutmeg, cinnamon and a pinch of salt.
      Hint of liquorice.
    • Finish
      Fairly long finish in which some more oak and even a
      bit of smoke develops.

  6. checkpointuk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur Color: gold
    Nose: Delicately salty sherry aromas with orange juice, subtle notes of herbs, tobacco leaves and a grassy freshness. Added to this is a combination of vanilla, honey and caramel.
    Taste: Oily, slightly salty herbal, orange aromas with deposited oak, smoke and vanilla; the whole beautifully rounded and pleasantly soft.
    Finish: Medium length, with slightly smoky vanilla and fresh-looking herbal and orange flavors. Dry sherry with honey and well-bound wood.
    Note: This malt was allowed to finish in one of the oldest Oloroso sherry barrels of the distillery of 1963!
    88 points (nose: 88 / taste: 89 / finish: 87)

  7. Edwin de Lange scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A great expression!

  8. Furtia scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      76 76

  9. granella2003 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Combines sweet and syrupy aromas with a delicious mix of fruit and soft tones of mocha. Also nice hints of creamy sherry, blueberries and stewed pear. Very attractive.
    • Taste
      In the palette open showing seaweed, pear, ginger syrup and soft, vibrant spicy flavors ending in a pleasant aftertaste of vanilla.
    • Finish
      Opens varied and spicy without a particular ingredient to dominate, very ably balanced

  10. alectron scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Single Dram Note, Finest Whisky Hinterzimmer Island tasting 08/2012.
    • Nose
      sherry, chocolate, slight rubber/egg sulphur note, pepper, plums, tobacco. (88)
    • Taste
      (dried) fruity, slightly tannic, surprisingly lively at the same time. (86)
    • Finish
      dry sherry, brief bitterness, caramel. (86)

  11. Junior scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    Place: House Verloo Antwerp
    • Nose

      tangerines, citrus notes, sherry
    • Taste

      farm stables, cheesy notes, caramel, nice woody notes
    • Finish

      nice"chewy", sherry, vanilla

  12. christophe_carles scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  13. BenNevis scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I liked this, Very smooth and easy to drink, The finishing in the sherry cask gives this some nice suttle sherry notes.

  14. Feusi did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A special edition 21yo Isle of Jura bottled for the distillery`s 200th anniversary in 2010. This has been finished in a Gonzalez Byass Oloroso Sherry cask from 1963, the year the distillery was rebuilt, and comes with a personal message from distillery manager Willie Cochrane, inviting recipients to visit the distillery for a personal tour and a dramming session. TWE


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