Isle of Jura 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
12 years old
American White Oak and Sherry Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L3312 13/03412
Added on
21 Mar 2012 1:48 pm

Average value

€ 50,74

5 × in wishlist

49 × member ratings

121 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura 12-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.98 points

  1. malthead-sven scored this whisky 63 points Expert Senior

    In the nose, the sour fruit superimposed everything else and in the taste he is too sharp and harsh, unbalanced
    • Nose
      strong citrus fruit, sour, pineapple, grapefruit, nougat comes through later, slightly grassy
    • Taste
      sharp, gruff, turns into ginger seasoning, some oak
    • Finish
      fruity, without strong oak, medium-long and also a bit bitter

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Aroma: Raisins and a buttery malt note dominate the aroma. The smell of fermentation, which I found so annoying at 10 years, is missing here fortunately. There are light grapefruit notes, bananas, ripe apples and grapes. There is minimal smoke in the background. Some water releases the smoke and combines to a salty ham note, which has disappeared again. The citrus notes become stronger. Slightly bitter, overripe oranges.

    Taste: Occurs in spite of water with Karacho, very sweet flavors, honey, raisins, some milk chocolate and ginger. Oily. Without water a little less sweet, more oak, nuttier.

    Finish: Sweet he takes the mouth in fog, a nuttiness sets in, no bitterness. A hint of smoke. Mitel long.

    Comment: A clear step forward from the 10 year old. Much more complex, the 46% do it well, powerful and balanced.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. zinaf scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Hard to judge this whisky. The nose is really week.water does not help at all. The palate is nice but cannot recover the lost positions on the nose. 
    • Nose
      Initially very spirity but slowly mellowing into more fruity profile. Still the nose is very restrained. 
    • Taste
      Nice sweet arrival, with some peaches and spices (white pepper, cloves) Good body albeit a bit raw and prickly. Oranges. 

      A drop of water brings some nice cedarwood notes. A hint of sherry? Some more citrus notes (nice). green spices as well. Seems water works well on the palate.
    • Finish
      Medium on worm sweetness. Some drying notes after adding water

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    The higher alcohol percentage gives this Elixir more
    punch and roundness, making it clearly the better version. Around 35 EUR.
    • Nose
      Citrus and butter, those are the two aromas that I
      immediately get on this creamy nose. Then the hazelnuts and tobacco leaves
      emerge. Softly spiced. It has a bittersweet side as if from grapefruit or
      Sevilla oranges. Slightly bitter also from chestnuts, which I also encountered
      in the 40% version. And a touch of silt. This one is fuller and rounder than
      its little brother.
    • Taste
      Nicely oily and prickly on the palate. Spicier than on
      the nose. Black pepper, ginger and a pinch of cloves. Nice smoky edge as well.
      The sherry cask influence is very clear now. Honey, coffee and pipe tobacco.
      Lemon tart and orangettes. Midpalate, it becomes a tad bitter.
    • Finish
      That continues on in the medium long finish, in which
      vanilla and peat slowly fade.

  5. HunterRomario scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A very soft, sweet smell, combining milk cakes with a little coffee and chocolate. When searching thoroughly in Glencairn, there is an earthy bitterness in the distance. So I like this very much. (86 b)
    • Taste
      Taste gradually shifts from the sweet to the dry sherry. Elixir matured in bourbon barrels and sherry, which tastes a lot. At the end of some spices, sweet wood and cinnamon. (86 b)

  6. granella2003 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Nose is surprisingly greasy and fairly typical of Jura, compare with citroentaart. Robust sprinkled with cinnamon and ginger, as your grandfather's pipe tobacco.
    • Taste
      Hazelnut and chestnut trees are also present. He is oily and fills the mouth nice, sweet and spicy, as shown on the label.
    • Finish
      The finish is fairly long, with the finish to match, there will be just a trace turf.

  7. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    The name Elixir refers to a local folklore. This folklore say that the island`s water, used in all the whiskies, has life-prolonging and mystical health-giving properties. Finished in a mix of American white oak and sherry casks.

    N: malty, very sweet, fruity, caramel and hot cookies. Typical Jura style
    T: cinnamon, spicy, citrus and grapefruits, coffee, and a bit dried fruits (sherry influence)
    F: lot´s of honey, coffee and vanilla

    Tasted next to the Jura Prophecy (peaty)
    Too sweet on the nose and too sharp on the finish


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