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Isle of Jura 16-year-old

Overall rating
81.78/100
votes
211
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diurachs' Own
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Casks; Sherry Butts
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010196075091
Added on
26 Jan 2011 4:19 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 52,50

211 × member ratings

545 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura 16-year-old

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.78 points

  1. Stef89 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Blindverkostung
    • Nose
      In the first moment, very little comes out of the glass. He is getting more intense. The nose is a bit "schnapsig" at the beginning then comes malt and cereals. The cereal note is getting stronger. A light sweet moves from behind through the glass. But nothing dominant. A little bit of woody lightning too.
    • Taste
      The schnapsige I have in the taste. Likewise the cereal notes. The sweetness is felt only at the edges of the tongue. Otherwise, not much. Maybe he is even a little alcoholic.
    • Finish
      In the finish, the spicy and the bitter beats from the barrel. But not very pleasant but rather long-hanging. The finish itself is rather short and dry.

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    super nose - on the palate for CS connoisseurs with its 40% just too weak - although he intercepts that quite well with its aromas
    • Nose
      ripe oranges, plums, apricots - very fruity - with a touch waxy and then fresh limes - continue very fruity and noble especially for its price range - raisins, delicate oak with roasted hazelnuts, some herbaceous sap with a light bitter note, fresh sawn boards, a touch of floral notes
    • Taste
      at first very thin and feeble - then tenderly bitter oak with some pine needle and resin, subtle sweetness with dark chocolate, getting drier and not so thin when you chew it, with the second sip of dates, oranges with orange oil and the bowl, laurel leaves , Mint a little cinnamon
    • Finish
      dry, with light pepper - a little bit of wax, a lot of medium length and thus more than I expected from the weak start.

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    1st tasting: A powerful nose, rich, deep, lots of wood. A creamy mouth, but not too much, a lot of spices. The mouth is a little behind what the nose suggests, but the whole is of great quality. 2nd tasting: On the nose, already wood that gives the smile and orange zest quite pronounced. In the mouth, velvety texture but not full enough, the fault at 40 ° only. A little side lime that comes tickle, caramel and tons of wood. Average final in length. Enthusiasm 3/5

  5. GJR scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Suffers from the low abv on the nose and body, finish is suprisingly long and tickeling. A bit unbalanced though. Not that bad too.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. Collegiate scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    I have to say I preferred this much more than the Superstition.  I’m not a fan of the rather ‘funky’ notes I usually get from Juras, but I don’t mind them here.  The age has definitely given this one some character, but the whole thing is brought down considerably by the low abv.  At cask strength, this one would be really interesting. Maybe I should be on the look out for some Jura IBs.

  7. Nestheth scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Nestheth scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    A highly common sweet & sour recipe, in chocolate & orange. Has a welcome peanut-angle for balance. Diluted to 40 % abv., so serious Jura fans go look for something stronger.
    • Nose
      Pleasant, yet mild.

      Sherry, mint, chocolate, fresh fruit, orange sour. Hints of meat pop up once in a while.
    • Taste
      Advertized as "Rich & Full Bodied". Stands at 40 % alcohol, so no body to speak of. Just seasoning.
      Doesn't hold up to water.
      Orange sour, chocolate sweetness, honey, peanuts, expectorant.
    • Finish
      A warm sensation, deriving from sourness, alcohol and some spices. Hard to find any smoke or peat. The peanuts linger and give another angle to the dram. Otherwise it would be just another orange chocolate recipe for senior whisky fans.

  9. Calmar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    It is simple and simple, but very delicate and soft, with a perfect balance and good saturation for a minimum strength.
    • Nose
      Fresh, open, carpentry, treated wood, window putty, smoked meat, wet wool.
    • Taste
      Soft, sweet-oak, fondant, boiled condensed milk, fruit sweetness, light peppery wave.
    • Finish
      Light pepper, sweet grapefruit, light bitterness, warm, warming; young bark.

  10. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/09/22/midlands-whisky-festival-2017-part-33/

    I can’t believe i only tried this 16yo once before, way back at the distillery in 2012.

    N: Sweet malty raisin sponge.
    T: Basic cereal mash malt, a little clogged up.
    F: Putty sweet mash with raisins.
    C: Jura is a distillery i don’t get too excited about though this 16yo is decent enough. Same score as last time or thereabouts.Scores a C[+]

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