Isle of Jura 16-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diurachs' Own
Stated Age
16 years old
40.0 % Vol.
350 ml 1000 ml
Added on
03 Sep 2013 4:16 pm

Average value

€ 60,18

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Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura 16-year-old

48 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.35 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 83 points Administrator

    The quality of this fairly complex and engaging Single Malt from the Isle of Jura is clearly diminished by intense coloring (E150a) and its low bottling strength of 40% ABV. Orange peel, dark fruits and toffee can be found on the nose, supplemented by heather honey, ginger and a hint of salt. Jura 16 arrives heavy, sweet and full-bodied with rich spices, bitter chocolate and some well-integrated, earthy cask influence in the development. The finish is delicate, prolonged and bitter spicy. However, given the lack of intrinsic quality, this whisky is overpriced.

    RATING: 3.5/5.0 stars ≙ 83 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. diamond2000 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Aroma: wine and bread tones, then, the first thing that comes to mind is “old age” !: old dusty books, antique lacquered furniture, withered foliage; then sweetness: brown cane sugar, burnt caramel, flavored pipe tobacco, cocoa with milk, roasted malt, roasted walnuts, orange peel, some oak tartness and sourness, wet boards. Very diverse and good.
    Taste: attack of spices: mainly cinnamon, cloves, a bit of white pepper, burnt caramel, sweetness, cocoa, candied orange peel, grapefruit bitterness, dried fruit compote.
    Finish: basically the continuation of taste - the same spices, and noble pleasant bitterness, oak tannins. Finish, though not short, but very lightweight.
    Rating: 85
    The result: a very good molt, from aroma to finish, calm, measured and quite complex. I didn’t have enough degrees in it, quite a bit! Well, he would have at least 43, maybe the taste and finish would have been brighter ... But I want to buy it again, and this is the most important thing!

  3. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Sweet, pleasant Allday dram. PLV completely ok.
    • Nose
      Pleasantly soft, ripe summer fruits. Honey, vanilla, some oak and chocolate. Also mineral notes.
      Very tasty nose.
    • Taste
      Weak and velvety. Honey, vanilla and fruits again. Sweet with a very light impact on the spicy.
    • Finish
      Short to medium, some orange, caramel, coffee.

  4. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I think it’s ashame that Jura is so underestimated in my opinion. Sure there is the 40% with some expressions and the colouring (although they say to only add e150a to the whiskies below 16yo), but when you look behind all this, there still is a very decent and drinkable single malt. And i guess when you’ve been there at that remote place on the planet, see and experience their extremely small island community and enjoy the company of the people there, you will enjoy and appreciate this single malt a lot more..

    By the way, this whisky really profits from oxidation in the bottle. Give it some time :)
    • Nose
      Friendly and subtle. A little warm. Orange Peel, herbs and slightly peppery. Some sherry notes and fresh nuts, peanuts. Appears to be quite complex despite of its 40% strength. Slightly smokyness in the background. Not peat smoke. More like a cosy campfire.
    • Taste
      Initially very smooth, a little light and watery but quite quickly this changes and gives you a nice silky and well rounded mounth feeling. Fresh oranges, wood, vanilla and peppers. Spicy at the end. 
    • Finish
      At first quit spicy, peppery and a little dry. Spicyness continues. Slightly buttery, Short-medium length. 

  5. larswehmeier scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Strongly fragrant aromatic nose. Sweet malt, strong honey. Strong and mature. Then it becomes maritime with seaweed and salt and also earthy-spicy towards celery and root vegetables.
    • Taste
      Mild and soft on the palate but earthy and spicy in the taste. Dark chocolate with a pinch of salt. Some oak
    • Finish
      Mild and aromatic. Fine bitterness. A little espresso.

  6. maltaholic scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Class aroma. In the taste ok.
    • Nose
      Sweet wood, nice oak barrel aroma, mild, soft, a little vanilla.
    • Taste
      In the taste then a little spicier, almost a bit bitter. The vanilla is now clearly visible. It's hard for me to say much more.
    • Finish
      In the finish not too long, the bitter substances remain.

  7. Simo scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

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

  8. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    In the nose it is a bit too mild, in the mouth but then a really delicious whisky and priced fairly with 50 € / liter.
    I would imagine that with a higher strength it would be a really bitter story and you would prefer that with a standard bottling and accept the loss of the smell.
    • Nose
      Pretty weak on the trunk, I just had the 10s (or even the glass stand here), the 16er dares in comparison not at all from the glass, there it needs panning, good persuasion, time, a drop of water ... then some salt, pepper, ginger? ... cinnamon, toffee ... later some old leather, dry wood. Pleasant, but on a very cozy level.
    • Taste
      Here, fortunately, more abundance and intensity, despite only 40%: sweet, a touch of blood orange, dark chocolate, brown sugar, down to earth leather, sweet tobacco ... round, delicious and full-bodied.
    • Finish
      long, very sweet and dark chocolate, a hint of pepper at the end, zero bitterness

  9. rb854 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose is the best part for me, quite intriguing. Taste is too bitter for me and the finish rather short.
    • Nose
      Quite soft and smooth. Vanilla, apples, oranges, a leathery note, some dried fruits, malt, pepper & salt, some creamy toffee, freshly mowed grass and peaches.
    • Taste
      Soft, a bit watery, fruity, peaches, honey. After a couple of seconds it becomes somewhat bitter, nutmeg, coffee, leather and a little pepper.
    • Finish
      Short to medium length, some coffee, chocolate, a whiff of mint, a couple of oranges and grapefruit.

  10. ctu scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Interesting overall in a very good price / value ratio.
    • Nose
      Mixed fruit basket, flowers, honey, vanilla, spicy oak, salted caramel.
    • Taste
      Sweet start, then lively acidic fruits. Oak, pepper, salt.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy.


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