Isle of Jura 16-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 48.28

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Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura 16-year-old

55 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.44 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 83 points Super 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. Martin1965 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla, sweet, sea breeze, honey, ginger, marzipan and sherry
    • Taste
      Fruity, sweet and earthy, slightly bitter orange, dark chocolate, coffee
    • Finish
      Medium length, sweet and complex

      Very complex malt, you have to take your time to figure out everything.

  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. 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

  6. Funtik scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

  7. MLE scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. riegerjonas scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      intense nose, forest berries, relatively strong acidity, earthy Jura notes, sherry ?, subtle sweetness, somewhat vinous
    • Taste
      81 81
      spicy, watery, minimally fruity
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. marmeladow scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasting from a half-empty bottle, uncorked 19 days ago. Duration about 45 minutes, the key became rounder and more interesting in the course.
    Tasty, inexpensive stuff without corners and edges, overall a little less enthusiastic than in the first bottle almost a year ago, but still good 4 stars with plus tendency (88/100)
    • Nose
      88 88
      Vanilla, sweetness, honey, sherry with nut and almond, next to it earthy-dark and indicated maritime, later also citrus and industrial aromas
    • Taste
      89 89
      creamy, sweet with well integrated oak flavor. Dark chocolate, malt, earthy tones, clear barrel notes
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium length, warming, initially becoming a little bit bitter, later sweet again with chocolate, ginger and oak seasoning

  10. g00se did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It was nothing.
    You can taste the caramel and yet the whisky remains watery.


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