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Overall rating
81.51/100
votes
324
Whiskybase ID
41072
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

€ 62.70

11 × in wishlist

324 × member ratings

838 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura Turas-Mara

57 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.51 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. Malty1797 scored this whisky 65 points Member Senior

    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

  3. SRB scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Igor scored this whisky 84 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.

  5. juli__c 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.

  6. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Ro_Loe_10 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

  8. S_S scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

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

  9. 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.

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