Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bourbon, Sherry, French Oak, Port Pipes
42.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottle code
M3058 15:57 13/00565
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
28 Mar 2013 6:52 pm

Average value

€ 47,41

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290 × member ratings

717 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura Turas-Mara

48 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.53 points

  1. Bomshanka scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Fairly simple travel retail NAS. Jura has an almost Irish softness in which the different components sink and disappear. Like an Island bed of soft pillows for smell and especially taste. Not bad, but not very convincing either.
    Regardless a very decent sipper for the price. My litre was 35€.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sourdough and grain, then some yeast and earthy peat, slight heather honey, green apple, and plenty oak. A nose that feels rather shallow and subdued and not very different from a standard speysider.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Sweet, sour, wood spice, bit of salty caramel on cooked apple stew. Not very complimentary, but also not offensive. Like licking maple syrup off of a freshly cut side of oak branch.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Bready, yeasty, oaky. Medium lingering.

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A rather weak release, all the advantages of the distillery, which are present here rather in their infancy, are overlapped by youth and unfinishedness, the taste here was the most successful, but only in comparison with aroma and finish.
    • Nose
      Restrained, dry, very youthful notes - dust, cardboard, flavored with sweet raisins, dried medicinal herbs and freshly sawn boards; coated tablets, a few nuts, grains, light coffee notes.
    • Taste
      Soft, quite saturated, the continuation of the aroma, the same young, not fully formed notes - dust, cardboard, grain, coated tablets, raisins, sweet syrup motifs, licorice, more oak, burnt branches, more coffee, dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Soft, slender, oak, charred branches, dark chocolate, coffee.

  3. Segens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Ok dram with good nose and reasonable taste. The finish unfortunately is much too dry and oaky.

  4. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Surprisingly good PLV
    Nose: Many fruits, real fruit salad with berries, apples, tropical fruits, grapes and a little dried fruit as well as vanilla with a nice balance of sweetness and acidity
    Mouthfeel: gentle onset, then unfolds with time more, it is worth keeping the drop in the mouth for longer - sweet starting and then becoming increasingly dry, the barely noticeable spiciness in the nose beats through. In the nose imho Portfassdominiert sherry tones come through here more - a little nut, delicate bitterness.
    Finish: Much longer than expected - spice drowns out the fruit - is there some youth perceptible? I'm not sure ... some fruit comes out the back again - but overall very dry

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 59 points Moderator

    Long time since I tasted such an awful whisky - glad it was a free sample - hands off!
    • Nose
      59 59
      New leather couch galore, unripe walnuts, dry hay, green fruits, vegetables
    • Taste
      60 60
      Bitter almonds, then sweet fruits, peaches, honey, little grassy, wet tobacco
    • Finish
      58 58
      Medium long, bitter sweet

  6. Martin1965 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Plums, blackcurrant, blackberries, cherries, honey, grapes, a fruit potpourri
    • Taste
      84 84
      Fruity, oak, strong
    • Finish
      86 86

      Great aroma - that's it then - but does not get to the 16er Jura ran.
      Nevertheless good everyday dram

  7. schengel10 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A NAS Malt of Jura; good and cheap!
    • Nose
      dark fruits (cherries, grapes, berries), port aromas, honey (sweetness), hints of vanilla;
    • Taste
      vigorous, fruity, berries, dried fruit, port, malt, caramel, then seasoning, oak; enjoyable;
    • Finish
      medium length finish, fruity note gradually fades away;

  8. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The nose I think not bad. The taste is then rather towards drinking whisky. You can drink it right next to it. However, I do not need something like that.

  9. Totoro scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    More interesting and bearable than other recent Juras, but not something I'd need to have again. Interesting development though.
    • Nose
      Leathery and dusty-dry up front, with a yeasty edge. Some winey fruits (apricots and tinned tangerines) and burnt caramel. Overly dried rooibos tea and nutmeg.
    • Taste
      Lactic, even a bit cheesy. Musty as well. Cherry liqueur. Pleasant acidity, but a thin mouthfeel. Goes from sweet-and-sour to spicy and even a bit salty (the coastal influence), so the development in itself is certainly respectable (and perhaps down to the many different cask types involved here). Still, it's a bit insubstantial.
    • Finish
      Fuzzy-dry afterglow, a bit musty and cardboardy. Overbrewed tea. An idea of sea salt.

  10. diamond2000 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Aroma: burnt caramel, brown cane sugar, malt sweetness, creamy notes, sweet raisins and dried apricots, berry jam, fragrant hay, inclusions of coniferous resin and lacquered wood, red-hot walnut, pickle.

    Taste: caramel, sweet dried apricots, honey, nuts, a little dried ginger, orange jam.

    Finish: medium duration, bitter-sweet, honey-grass, wood tannins.

    Rating: 82

    The result: a sweet dessert dessert, a little more interesting than the base 10, wine barrels added a little more overtones, the main degree of flavor, some taste too simple and lightweight turned out to be, but then pleased with a rather pleasant and relatively long finish for such a small fortress.


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