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