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

€ 54.19

15 × in wishlist

316 × member ratings

770 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura Turas-Mara

53 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.57 points

  1. 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.

  2. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Ro_Loe_10 scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Vanilla, honey, some fruits but not too intense, the influence of port pipe and wine cask is not very notable
    • Taste
      80 80
      Spicy dry oakiness
    • Finish
      79 79

  4. S_S scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Segens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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

  9. 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


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