Isle of Jura 16-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diurachs' Own
Stated Age
16 years old
Ex-Bourbon Casks; Sherry Butts
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 Jan 2011 4:37 pm

Average value

€ 52.50

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242 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura 16-year-old

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

  1. wbarchive_875995 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Very light, partially felt as if diluted. A nice duet of tree and tropical fruits.
    • Nose
      Delicate and fruity, honey, pineapple, banana, orange, a basket of tropical fruits, a light piece of wood.
    • Taste
      Nuts and again fruits, prunes and pineapple, very far somewhere a haze from a fire and dried banana.
    • Finish
      Short, light, airy, sweet fruit with cream, a little haze.

  2. Squinugie scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose

      For me it starts with freshly worked wood. A chemical note is included. The background makes it more and more earthy and musty. I'll leave something there…
      With a little time in the glass, the colleague changes a little. The chemical note gives way to the back. However, an artificial, sweet note remains. In addition honey and dry sherry. There's an aroma inside that reminds me of chestnuts. A little menthol cools the nose. In addition malt and a few herbs. For me, the sour things that play here go towards fermented berries.
    • Taste
      The taste of the artificial sweetness. Has something of Haribo coke bottles. Then wood and herbs again. There's a special taste inside. It totally reminds me of potatoes from the embers with herbs on top.
      A second sip of banana and apricots and then the moldiness again. Tastes a bit thin, but also tart at the same time.
    • Finish
      Short to medium length. Sweet liquorice, dry cereals and rancid butter. Sour plums round off the finish.

  4. ConvalRen scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      71 71

  5. Stef89 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • 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.

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. GJR scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    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

  10. Collegiate scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    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.


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