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Overall rating
87.81/100
votes
66
Whiskybase ID
WB40397
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whiskyman (TWhm)
Vintage
1988
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
116
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Exclusively for Sweden
Market
se Sweden
Added on
02 Mar 2013 3:47 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 255.00

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Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura 1988 TWhm

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.81 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    What a complex dram! Even a bit better than the TWA,
    although not much. The Swedes should be so lucky. No more laughing at Jura,
    kids.
    • Nose
      Fruity nose with all kinds of berries and citrus
      fruit, upholstered with hazelnuts. Great farmy side. And, just as with the TWA,
      a bit of menthol. Sweetened farmer butter, becoming louder all the time. Leave
      it for five more minutes and it even becomes a bit tropical. Peach, indeed.
      Grand nose.
    • Taste
      It is oily and spice (think licquorice, nutmeg and
      white pepper), with loads of orange zest. Quite some mint and peat, now,
      working wonders. White chocolat, filled with caramel. Midpalate it turns
      maritime with some salt and even seaweeds.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, spicy and offers the final say to
      grapefruit.

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    odd nose on cooked cabbage and old butter, the palate is however very pleasant and complex, a whisky that should improve once the bottle is opened

  3. OJK scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    At first nosing it's like butter that's been in the fridge too long while you've been away, and you need to smell it a number of times just to try and figure out if it's gone bad or not. It's on the edge. Alongside that there's some vanilla and smoked banana. A little bit untamed on the palate with the smoke making an unexpected burst having been quite restrained on the nose, with plenty of added pepper, spicy herbs and ginger-infused citrus oil. Very mineral on the finish, with some of the sweet rancid butter from the nose coming back as well as the herbal spice.

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Citrus, rhubarb, gooseberries - already overripe and syrupy, boiled apple juice, mint, caramel,
    • Taste
      88 88
      oily, spicy, tree sap, citrus zest, mint, a bit bitter grapefruit peel, fresh boards, licorice, a fine hint of smoke
    • Finish
      87 87
      spicy, mild, complex, apple jelly, liquorice

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Strange whisky, I've never experienced cheese so clearly in nose and taste.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Strong aroma's, smell of cheese is very clear! As well as some fruity and sweet hints of citrus and vanilla.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Body is less strong than the nose, still a clear taste of cheese. Again some sweet and fruity notes, vanilla and citrus.
      Pretty pungent.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The sweet and fruity notes remain, a little pungent still, pretty long.

  6. hans1971 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The Whiskyman - Classic Label-tasting spring 2018 #WCY
    • Nose
      Vanilla, citrus, lime, minerally, peat smoke (not predominant)
    • Taste
      Vanilla, citrus, salty, pepper, spicy
    • Finish
      medium-long aftertaste: vanilla sweetness, peat smoke, spicy

  7. GJR scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Complex Jura, keeps evolving. Very good.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Vanilla and honey rather generous, joined by coffee and spices. Then a rather strange note, rather maritime, comes scramble a little panorama so clear. In the mouth, well balanced between wood, sweetness and especially spices, the final lack of fullness with too much bitterness.

    Enthusiasm 3/5

  10. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=203 Color: straw yellow
    Nose: Smoked lemon, oranges, sweet peat, oily-creamy, light green with leather, vanilla, avocados, rhubarb cream and honey.
    Taste: Spicy and salty and at the beginning a lot of lemon and grapefruit. Then comes dull leather, cardboard and dry wood. Overall, very smoky and peppered with plenty of pepper and a consistently creamy mouthfeel.
    Finish: Medium long - with the same notes as before. Dry peat and smoke, cold ashes, leather and fainting with delicate wood.
    91 points (nose: 91 / taste: 91 / finish: 90)

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