- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Archives (Arc)
- Bottling serie
- Third Release
- Stated Age
- 24 years old
- Number of bottles
- 51.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 01 Jun 2012 5:58 pm
6 × in wishlist
43 × member ratings
28 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura 1988 Arc
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.50 points
- The grain jumps right in your face. Then menthol and exotic fruits in the background. Spicy and peppery notes on the palate, peppery papaya on the finish, all with very light salt. Interesting matter.
The first thing that greets me is a weird note of egg-y sulphur, yeast-dough that's turned bad, rancid butter and a sprinkle of puke. Unusual for sure, but for me not pleasant. (63)
Lots of sweet flavours that take over after a short time, very syrup-y, canned peaches, a sweet flower-y note with a plant-y component, hyacinth maybe, quite a few wood spices with some cigar box wood & faint menthol, quite nice, if it weren't for those off-putting notes in the background still, also, these seem to accumulate if left alone for a bit. (76)
Later: turning towards the spicy notes, quite nutty occasionally now as well, some granite dust as well as an intersting fruit note in the back that's hard to grab, grapefruit & fresh apples maybe. Sulphur & lactic acid notes are still present, but rather tame and more of an 'old sock' note now that I can handle much better than what it started out with. (87)
oily & syrupy, milk-y/creamy, sweet, nutty, wood spices. (87)
more wood & spices, creamy with quite a lot of butter scotch, some citrus fruit in the back. (88)
- Balance is nice, but lacking a lot of complexity and \"wow.\" ( 21/25)
Easily drinkable, and enjoyable if you do not give it much thought.
I am honestly not sure how to explain this, boiled corn on the cob, hint of cabbage, touch of smoke ( but very very faint). Boiled herbs. Intriguing but I am not that fond. ( 18/25)
Sweet, lots of syrup, nice hint of peat, but mostly a lot of candy and butter. ( 21/25)
Finish is lingering quite a long time, honestly tastes like slightly smokey candy/ honey. ( 22/25)
- It`s definitely not my profile, but still the best Jura I`ve had so far
- Impressive. This is a gem with a fair price
On the nose, err, hang on. Let me check my label again. This is Isle of
Jura? Wow, what a surprise. Not so much because it is a good nose, which is is,
but also because it does not remind me of Jura at all. I get sweets like
mandarin, oranges, pineapple, apricots, mirabelles, jasmine and â€
The attack is soft and creamy on oranges, grapefruit and apricots. The
complex nose translates into a great taste experience, upholstered with a lot
of spices and wonderful oak. Ginger, pepper and peat give it punch, eucalyptus
and mint take care of a fresh lift. Sweet and zesty with a salty touch. It does
not lose any of its splendour at any given time.
The fresh finish is medium in length and very zesty.
- On the nose this Jura is truly unique, with a wonderful hint of farmy Brora to it. It's slightly tangy on the palate, but lovely entertainment nonetheless.
A curious nose. There's sweet heather honey, almond paste and some caramel. Roasted chestnuts. Lovely farmy notes as well (hay, wet stables, hints of manure). Cigar leaves. Then nice menthol notes and back to fruitier notes (overripe apricots). Some mineral notes. Impressive complexity. Unusual but very nice.
Starts on oranges, herbs and liquorice, followed by some earthy and rooty notes. Hints of peat even. Malty notes underneath. A coastal twist as well.
Medium long, rather grassy and herbal, with a nutty edge and a faint bitterness.
- My 12th Isle of Jura and second in rating, only beaten by the Samaroli 1966. What a nice and positive surprise - recommended!
Thank you whiskybase for the sample.
Warming with caramel aroma, malty and grainy at first nosing. Fruity notes of physalis and kumquats are coming up. In the beginning it appeared to me as there is a whiff of peat as well, which made it smell a little "dirty", but it disappeared. Becomes better and better as I am getting used to it - an excellent nose.
Wow! Mnjammnjammnjam! Keeps what the nose has promised - rich and complex. Caramel, oranges and malt topped with pepper. Superb.
Long and spicy - remains pleasant.