Isle of Jura Turas-Mara

Overall rating
81.51/100
votes
345
Whiskybase ID
WB41072
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Casktype
Bourbon, Sherry, French Oak, Port Pipes
Strength
42.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Bottle code
M3058 15:57 13/00565
Barcode
5013967009295
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
28 mar 2013 6:52 pm
Colored

Average value

€ 56.75

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Whisky reviews for Isle of Jura Turas-Mara

54 users have left 58 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.51 points.

  1. Moses scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    I wouldn't buy it today. But then he was a real surprise. Above all, the finish is remarkable, for such a barrel mix, respect.
    • Nose
      Greetings from the apple. A touch of forest fruits and honey from the forest. Grain Malt and again grain.
      Some mint.
    • Taste
      Too sweet for me, honey and malt mix, becoming slightly bitter, mild coffee. Little to no fruit. Unfortunately without leaving an impression.
    • Finish
      Honey, sweet and walnut-like, it ends this tasting very pleasantly. Actually, the departure shouldn't end at all.
      The final was really nice.

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  3. Malthead19 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    - a very great fruity whisky with no age information
    - good representative from the island of Jura
    - for the then price of approx. 40-50 € the liter absolute
    recommendable
    • Nose
      very pleasant sweet, floral fruity note, clear fruit (cherries, grapes and especially dark berries), some honey, hint of vanilla
    • Taste
      Strong at the start, the sweetness, the dark berries and something malty caramel appear on the tongue, very fruity; then some spice / oak comes up; nice mouth volume
    • Finish
      Medium-long finish, fruity note gradually fades away

  4. Malty1797 scored this whisky 65 points Expert Junior

    I still have some mixed emotions about this one.
    The bottle starts quite fruity and promising but diminishes as the filling level decreases, maybe this would have been an overall better bottling as a 0,7L bottle?
    • Nose
      66 66
      nice darker fruityness, little bit of port with plums and cherries
    • Taste
      65 65
      same fruits but some odd stale cardboard flavour as well
    • Finish
      64 64
      some bitterness creeping in

  5. SRB scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Igor scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The idea to age whisky in more than two casks types is always a tough task, and a certain risk of course, a gamble. But here, it went without fail, I call it rather a successful one. Oak types giving their best, the oaky impact balanced well enough. Not bad at all, nice take.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Quite rich and fragrant, perfumed almost (male perfume), with good intensity. Vinous dried fruit, dried apricots, dried pears perhaps, candied fruit (apple), caramelized, sugared orange, hints of cigar box in the distance, red wood, a tad chocolaty maybe.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Initially sweet, dark-sweet, overriped plums, marmalade, apricot jammyness, spiced, lacquered oak (nicely), fruit-and-candy combo, full, thick texture, quite intense again. The fruitiness goes off, wood spice comes in, cardamom, nutmeg, dried oak. Getting drier, spicier.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Warm and drying at the last stage, spicy-dry, woodsy, leafy-dry, herbal, herb tea, bitter-dry and orange-gingery, orange peel. Aftertaste lasts quite some time.

  7. SpringBarley scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    For me, this is the second bottle of Turas Mara. The first one (bought 2013/2014) surprised me with strong but tender notes and an explosion of taste while swirling in the mouth.

    After i heard they are stopping the series, i needed a new one. 1Liter for 49 Euros. A little bit less intense i have to say, but also my palette developed a lot in the last years...

    still a good value whisky for me. a little sad that they stopped it.

  8. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. DramRol scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Honey, raisins, fresh fruits but not too intense, the influence of port pipe and wine cask is not very notable
    • Taste
      80 80
      Spicy, dry, oak, sherry
    • Finish
      79 79
      Short

  10. S_S scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  11. Alexandr_Zhurov scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    2013 release, 42%. The drink changes dramtically in the middle of the bottle, let it stand for a month. At first, the taste was a bit bitter, plastic, empty, but then everything changed dramtically, whisky becomes more sweet and balanced.
    • Nose
      Sweet fruits, grapes, vanilla, peach jam, orange peel, in the background a sea theme, possibly salt, a little iodine, later in the aroma of meadow herbs. Then it will change to lemon marshmallow, vanilla, a lot of sweets, it becomes dry, fruits and herbs go by the wayside.
    • Taste
      At first, the taste is simple, not enough strength, bitter, some kind of grassy, plastic, and a little honey. In the middle of the bottle the bitterness goes away and the taste becomes saturated.
    • Finish
      Bitter, empty, short, leaves a feeling of rubber on the tongue. Later it becomes more pleasant and softer.

  12. Bomshanka scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    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.

  13. 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.

  14. Segens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  15. 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

  16. dram-drinker scored this whisky 59 points Photo 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

  17. 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
      medium

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

  18. 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;

  19. 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.

  20. Totoro scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    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.

  21. diamond2000 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    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.

  22. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  23. dRambo scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    You can drink - but you do not have to, it does not hurt, but I would not buy it either
    • Nose
      79 79
      Meat broth Muff, raisins, grapes, apple, orange - more dominant - walnuts, walnut shells, slightly bitter, wood dust
    • Taste
      75 75
      Pepper, walnut, musty port, orange, raisins, bittersweet - sawdust, chopped hedge
    • Finish
      78 78
      quite dry, wood dust, nutmeg, walnut shells

  24. dRambo scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    You can drink - but you do not have to, it does not hurt, but I would not buy it either
    • Nose
      79 79
      Meat broth muff, raisins, grapes, apple, orange - more dominant - walnuts, walnut shells, slightly bitter, wood dust, baking cocoa
    • Taste
      75 75
      Pepper, walnut, musty port, orange, raisins, bittersweet - sawdust, chopped hedge
    • Finish
      78 78
      quite tart, wood dust, nutmeg, walnut shells - in the finish bissl sprittig

  25. Myst111 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    He would have expected something more complex due to the numerous finishes. But due to the price, you can assume that was saved here at the maturity. Nevertheless, a whisky with a very good price for money.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The port barrel is dominant, but also mango and tropical fruits are clear to me. In the background a little vanilla and cinnamon
    • Taste
      88 88
      Again port and tropical fruits, some cereals in the background
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium to long:
      Here the young age makes itself namable. Wood, minimal metallic, but again port, sweet and fruity with some dark chocolate

  26. drkrylov scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  27. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nose filled with caramel, grapes, honey, all at once intense and sweet. Coffee notes. We find this in the mouth with the typical driftwood from Jura, wood that persists in the final. The balance between sweetness and bitterness is very well made. An accessible and generous whisky. Perhaps the best Jura I've tasted (except maybe the 21 year old, but clearly better than the whole basic range.) Enthusiasm 4/5

  28. Astrid scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

  29. Astrid scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    The opinions so far diverge in the comments so far ... For me, the typical Jura character has been overlaid with Ruby Port. The focus is too much on the finishes and as a result the result looks rather overloaded with various aromas, but without developing the necessary elegant complexity. But that doesn't mean that you can't have fun with this 1l bomber ;-)
    • Nose
      81 81
      Port and red fruits are immediately present, honey, closely followed by a hint of smoke that carries subtle spice and lightly toasted oak, behind it notes of Bordeaux, vanilla, then the drop shows its youth not too pushy but not undeniable, overall sweet , a little caramel, the fruit flavors become more explicit, juicy sweet plums and strawberry jam can be seen, with red currants and apricots, gooseberries, a pinch of cinnamon, hazelnut, hints of cereals
    • Taste
      78 78
      sweet, the emphasis is on the finishes - vinous and berry, then grain is immediately noticeable, prunes, along with spices such as clove and white pepper, again slightly toasted oak and honey, minimally bitter caramel, in the background sandalwood, without the metallic Youth and ginger would be wonderfully soft and velvety
    • Finish
      75 75
      slightly astringent and grassy, here too the influence of the strong red wine is clearly present, raisins, white oak as if you were biting directly into a few splintered boards, vanilla, cereals with a hint of caramel and cocoa, mild ginger, traces of sulfur, long-lasting and warming with residual wort

  30. Immerenga scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      72 72

  31. Nosingbär scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Contributed from September 2015
    • Nose
      Very strong and clearly sour. Dark forest berries (blackberries, dark currants, young cherries), spicy honey.
    • Taste
      Mild arrival, then voluminous and sweet in the whole mouth, with a wild, harsh forest fruit note. Dark berries, forest honey.
    • Finish
      Sweet fruity, a little chocolate and spicy oak remains on the palate.

  32. Moses scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      82 82

  33. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

  34. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    For the price an absolute recommendation. A great whisky for the summer! his strengths are in my nose and especially in the finish 86 pts.
    • Nose
      fruity fresh and intense, it rises into the nose, directly ripe red apples cherries and a few citrus fruits go towards Madarinen. Dau comes a delicate vanilla note that fits into the velvety nose. After a few moments in the glass, the fruits are a bit darker and earthier. I would most likely eat blackberries. The Jura note is still easy despite the fruit bomb. I do not mean a little carnation, too. For me a very pleasant nose.
    • Taste
      The first moment in the mouth is sugar sweet, with the wonderfully integrated fruits almost like wine gum. Very pleasant and soft, the 42% are nicely dosed.
    • Finish
      The finish is not very long but sansationell fruity, very nice warming and buttery soft. At the end, a touch of draft comes through with some butterscotch. However, I think that you notice that he is not very old.

  35. valery77 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  36. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Tasty notes, but a little young oak and not so complex.
    • Nose
      Cherries, grapes, currants, such as creamy creme de cassis, caramel, something young metallic
    • Taste
      Full-bodied with many fruits, apple, grapes, berries, with a distinct malt, oak (young)
    • Finish
      Medium-long, fruity-woody, grapes remain, oak

  37. The_Sam scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      86 86

  38. vojt466 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    It's not bad, it's not like it and it's quite a long way backwards :)
    • Nose
      In the aroma of sweet-sweet, a lot of honey to feel, bananas, red oranges, vanilla
    • Taste
      Honey, woody, vanilla, caramel, sweet chocolate, citrus, peach
    • Finish
      In reverberation again, mainly woodiness with a bit of spiciness and chocolate

  39. hfos scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  40. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  41. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity, rum, nutty, woody, marmalade, mustard
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, raisins, spicy (clove, ginger, pepper)
    • Finish
      Medium long, spicy, oaky

  42. Achany scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    nose and tasty very fruity, it reminded me a bit of dark rum. enjoyable and easy to drink. good stuff but not too complex. nice dram for beginners
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  43. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  44. malthead-sven scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    In the Turas Mara can surely be a dozen different fruits are broken, but it has no corners and edges and is overall a bit weak
    • Nose
      nice fruity, currants and cherries, grape nut chocolate, raspberries, blueberries, but everything rather light, not intrusive
    • Taste
      sweet, a bit watery
    • Finish
      medium, again spicy and sweet, soft and round

  45. MadScientist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  46. Shane_IL scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    The nose showed so much promise, but then the papaya hit the fan and it all just went to pieces. 
    • Nose
      A hit of too-young new make and grains. Goes away after a few minutes. Orange cake. Apricot jam. Sandalwood. An iced cinnamon bun with raisins. Papaya. Caramel toffee. Toasted oak. ome light woody spices. 
    • Taste
      Too runny. Ugh what is this?! Bitter wood. Citrus. Marmalade. Burned toast with butter. Flan. 
    • Finish
      Short. Bitter wood and toffee. 

  47. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      At the beginning a slight alcoholic sharpness. Then fruity notes dominate. Ripe apples. Tangerines. Raspberries. Blackberries. Sour cherries. Malt. Pepper. A trace of cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Spicy. Getting sweeter. Honey. Walnuts. Malt. Some oak.
    • Finish
      Medium. Nutty. Drying. Ginger. Spices. Cocoa. Oak.

  48. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    beautiful tasty, inexpensive, not too complex beginner
    • Nose
      first malty sweetness, cereals, vanilla, then comes a hint of dark berries, blackberry, blackcurrant, red gooseberry
    • Taste
      mild, sweet, round, nutty and chocolaty, with a slight fruity sweetness (wild berry, peach jam)
    • Finish
      medium long, dark chocolate, slightly spicy sharpness

  49. Stazz scored this whisky 67 points Member Senior

    Actually real dissapointment for my taste ((
    After perfect 16yo and superstition, and fair 10yo, turas mara is nothing to remember!
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      50 50

  50. Wolv scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  51. rottendon scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Aroma: initially malt and cereals, rather weak. Some green apple. After much warming, the officially named forest fruits actually come, as in forest fruit tea with honey, the grain remains dominant. Some mint. Overall, a very pleasant, always strong, yet slightly persistent aroma.

    Taste: Very sweet, honey and malt, some bitter coffee. No fruit. Unspectacular.

    Finish: Unfortunately, a pleasant association of walnuts with honey does not last very long.

    Comment: A rather unspectacular Nachreifung their best feature, the departure, unfortunately much too short.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      84 84

  52. vb_bembel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  53. bokhanov scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Drinks well, balanced and no more.

  54. taldish scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  55. HunterRomario scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Aroma iodine-brindle, sweet, a little candy (Bari almonds). (83 b)
    • Taste
      Oily, graceful, somewhat simpler taste, somewhat sweetish perfume, unfortunately in blooming bitter. (81 b)

  56. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The nose is definitely the best part of this dram. I would have scored
    it higher, but the finish is unremarkable and slightly boring.
    Originally, Turas Mara was designated for the travel retail only, but it
    found its way into various online shops around me and getting a sample
    was not hard. It’s the first Jura I’ve tried, and, while I wouldn’t
    spend money on a full 1L bottle (only comes in those tanks), I feel like
    this is a solid whisky! If you see it somewhere, try some to redeem
    your possibly torn relationship with Jura somewhat.
    • Nose
      Impressive, with lots and lots of berries – black, ras, straw, even
      blueberries. The sherry is there, but it is neither dry nor sweet. All
      in all fresh at first and it stays pleasant with coffee and nuts after a
      few minutes.
    • Taste
      Sweet, full body. Freshly ground walnuts, with a slight bitterness. Not
      as interesting on the palate as the nose. Becomes drier now, with notes
      of plum and pear schnapps.
    • Finish
      Quite warming. Although not very long and quickly followed by bitter notes of oak.

  57. BeatF scored this whisky 82 points Photo Moderator

    The different barrel types leave an interesting mix; this drop can not deny its kinship with the superstition.
    • Nose
      Cereals full of husks, as in a grain mill; Honey, orange peel
    • Taste
      wuerzig, Orangeade
    • Finish
      Seasonings, chocolate, dryness, but still warm, cocoa and some vanilla; leave behind incense-dried candle wax

  58. Fable scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      78 78

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