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Overall rating
87.75/100
votes
57
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whiskyman (TWm)
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
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 TWm

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.75 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. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Citrus, Rharbarber, gooseberries - already overripe and syrupy, cooked apple juice, mint, caramel,
    • Taste
      88 88
      oily, spicy, tree juice, citrus zests, mint, some bitter grapefruit peel, fresh platters, licorice, fine hint of smoke
    • Finish
      87 87
      spicy, mild, complex, apple jelly, liquorice

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. GJR scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. 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

  8. 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)

  9. KayMeertens scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample in the Blind Tasting Competition. I guessed the distillery right as it's the only malt I know which can smell so abundantly of cheese. Except Frysk Hynder perhaps.
    • Nose
      This is dirty. The first thing I smell is cheese, which I associatie with Jura. Smith's Chipitos, or even Hamka's (cheese + ham). Cardboard and a little peanut. Later maltiness. With water orange, citrus, vanilla sugar and even a little honey.
    • Taste
      Again cheese. Pepper and almond. With water orange, peanut butter, peat smoke and a beer-like hoppy touch. The cheese then also becomes less prominent, which is an improvement.
    • Finish
      Cheese, almond, pepper and smoke.

  10. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      67 67

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