Isle of Jura 30-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Camas an Staca
Stated Age
30 years old
American White Oak + Amoroso Sherry Cask
44.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 oct 2012 11:28 am

Average value

€ 606.75

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106 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Isle of Jura 30-year-old

15 users have left 16 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.80 points.

  1. Shane_IL scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This was a really lovely dram. It had a lot of good aged notes. I also really loved the interaction between the creamy caramel notes and the bitter and fruity notes. A little pricy for what it is, ok a lot pricy, but a fantastic whisky.Reviewed in my blog:
    • Nose
      Butterscotch. Wine cake. Dates. Creme Brule. White chocolate. Prunes. Slight spicy note, cinnamon mainly. Rum Raisin ice cream. Bit of a lactic caramel note, the kind Bruichladdich is known for (and is generally either loved or hated). Wet leaves.
    • Taste
      Juicy red fruits. Nutty sherry. Chocolate raisins. Cedar wood. Ruby grapefruit.
    • Finish
      Medium. Bitter wood and citrus along with sweet raisins and chocolate. Little wisps of woodspice all the way down.

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  3. VEF206 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. VEF206 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. gaboruso scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. geriud scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. detachedblue scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Very smoky sherry, prunes, orange, rust tools, strong chocolate spices, even some good tropical fruits, a wonderful nose, very complex.
    • Taste
      Mellow and smooth, dried orange, apricots, huge chocolaty flavours, leather, dry sherry, some mints, good, lack a little punch but very spicey.
    • Finish
      A good sherried finish, prunes, dried apricots, leather.

  9. Brann scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I have never tasted a Jura that I liked until I got a sample of this one.

    Lovely nose with Vanilla, Oranges, Cardamom and Prunes.

    Round taste, might be a bit to mellow.

    Nice and long aftertaste. 

  10. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

    Nose: Sweet, creamy vanilla, sultanas and oranges. Papaya, guava, salt air and linseed oil. Toasted oak.

    Palate: Rich, thick palate entry with chocolate orange and zest to the fore. Sweet barley sugar, custard and toffee apple. Hints of morello cherry, plum jam and allspice.

    Finish: Long, zesty finish with cocoa powder, raisins, candied orange peel and malt.

    Overall: An intense, full-bodied dram from Jura.

  11. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    So, 27 years in US white oak with a 3 year finish [re-rack] in oloroso

    N: A little sulphur, a little peat, prunes, raisins and tropical fruits. Theres a sublime subtlety here, lovely.

    T: Ooh, we found this to be a bit wishy-washy albeit with lots of ‘stuff’/action in the background. What eventually comes most prominent however are the dark, deep mahogany notes and an almost armagnac quality, given its dry/tannic nature. However, given the thinness and the fact that there’s no bite whatsoever, you could drink this like juice,

    F: Long mahogany finish which almost stains the palate like a claret. Highly tannic, dry and oaky.

    C: Even at 44% this is really struggling on arrival, its almost fragile - but i’m aware that others haven’t found that to be the case. I wonder if this was a tricky one to blend given the casks available? i imagine it’s as good as it could have been, the result being that it’s quite a treat in places.

    Scores a B[-] / 86

  12. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


    It has been way too long since I
    last tried a whisky from the Isle of Jura. So let me go for the big guns and
    try a 30 Year Old that listens to the name Camas an Staca, which means as much
    as Standing Stones. It refers to some of the ancient stones spread over the
    island. The whisky matured for 27 years in American oak and then got a finish
    for three years on Spanish sherry casks.

    The nose is deliciously fruity
    with loads of different sorts of grains and nuts. Let us call is muesli:
    raisins, apricots, coconut, pomegranate and banana. Some smoke lingers in the
    background. After a few moments it even smells a bit fatty. This is great!

    It is oily and sweet, but
    immediately also turns somewhat umami. Smoked meat? Some pine nuts on a
    bonfire. Nice spiciness with black pepper, liquorice and a hint of cloves. Midpalate
    the fruit returns, keeping the oak at bay. Big influence of sherry.

    A nice smokiness and some spices
    return in the medium long finish.

    Great and complex Jura. A bottle
    will set you back some 350 pounds, though.

  13. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Note and Comments by Jura;

    An intense blend of Morello cherry, plum jam and earthy allspice.

    Some things can't be rushed and it's the 27 long years in American white oak and three in Spanish sherry casks that have crafted this masterpiece. Resounding with cherry and plum flavours enhanced by allspice, this is a malt that will truly stand the test of time.
    Nothing moves fast on the isle of Jura, but there's one aspect of life here that stays the same above all others. The Camas an Staca is Jura's largest standing stone and its stately grandeur is the inspiration for this bold, rare 30 year old. Its monumental flavour couldn't exist without the island's pure spring water, clean air and generations of tradition: sometimes moving 

  14. cuhp scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    In general quite good, but there is some kind of off note that annoys me.
    • Nose
      Raspberries, strawberries, cherries, dried apricots, raisins, wood, spicy, burnt sweet caramel, overriped bananas, mushrooms, nuts,
      vanilla, port. 
    • Taste
      Nice sherry, raisins, chocolate, coffee, wood, farmy.
    • Finish
      spicy, wood, light smokiness, plastic.

  15. getz scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    A fantastic 30 year old whisky from Isle of Jura. The name `Camas an Staca` translates to be simply `Standing Stone` and refers to one of the 8 ancient stones dotted about the island. The whisky has been matured in American oak for most of it`s life, finishing in Gonzalez Byass Oloroso butts for 3 years before bottling

  16. granella2003 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Overall: This is certainly a Jura but with the extra 'oomph' of long maturation and the finish in a very good sherry cask to really give the beast some additional energy and complexity on the palate. Belittles its age. If you like Jura, you'll be in for a real treat with this one. It Jura XO. So there you have it. A whisky which has been added to the very top end of the Jura range, but just quietly gets on with being a really great example of a well-aged and complex Isle of Jura offering.

    • Nose
      The first aroma to hit the nose is like opening a fresh packet of high quality granola; this gives some cereal tones, a hint of coconut,  lots of raisins and dried fruits (esp. apricot). Beneath that is a hint of peat smoke and then the real finger print for me of Jura, which is a copper tone, like standing next to a blazing hot still in operation
    • Taste
      A big initial hit of apricot, which develops a meatier mouthfeel and gives off some light candy flavours, sweet cured bacon and toasted pine nuts. The smoke emerges along with a copper tone again, giving the big mouthfeel a surprisingly light undertone. With water the palate opens up to greater sherry elements and more polished oak. A lot of energy for a whisky this age
    • Finish
      Some spices and chillies, there are hints of liquorice powder, orris root and crystallised ginger. Lovely soft-smoky end to it all

  17. Alex did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

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