Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection - Heavily Peated
Stated Age
23 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
56.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
The Nectar, Belgium
be Belgium
Added on
28 Oct 2013 10:08 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 113.00

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Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura 1989 SV

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.25 points

  1. TastyDram did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    A fairly good independent Jura. Not as good as the Society single cask (Going nuts in a rugby club changing room) I reviewed a few months ago but still a solid whisky. I really loved the sweet and salty evolution with those rubbery notes. Perfect for a cold and dreary day like today!
    • Nose
      Sweet peat right from the start. Lots of rubbery notes and smouldering wood. A pinch of salt. Smoked sprat on the barbecue. Orange juice with natural sugars, heather and and egg yolk from a boiled egg. With some time in the glass the whisky gets sweeter. Babies' porridge with apple and banana.

      With water the rubber is a bit more pronounced. Something like creamy rubber tires.
    • Taste
      The smoke is a lot more pronounced with medicinal notes. Mint and eucalyptus. The smoke is even more stronger at the back of the throat. Peppermint pastille and citrus. A slight hint of spices. Piment d'espelette perhaps?

      Water adds a sweet touch to it. More peppery notes too. The smoke has been pushed to the back. A pleasant bitter touch.
    • Finish
      A smoky finale with a mouthful of peppermint pastilles, some wood notes and bitter beer.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nice and complex Jura
    once more. A bottle of whoop-ass!
    • Nose
      Oh, it is certainly
      peated on the nose, but I would not call this heavily peated. Well, maybe for
      an Isle of Jura. Some jute, wet newspapers and ashes. Reminds me a bit of a
      soft Caol Ila. Fruitwise I would say mildy sour apples (Granny Smith) and some
      peach, green banana and unripe strawberries. All quite green, I would say.
    • Taste
      It is oily and… boom!
      Yes, now I get it. Heavily peated indeed. The peat is prominent and very
      medicinal. Powerful too. Boy! Loads of chili peppers! The fruit is all citrus:
      lemon, lime and white grapefruit. Very nice and zesty.
    • Finish
      The finish lingers
      very long and remains spicy throughout.

  3. Bishlouk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    (Note made when opening the bottle)
    Very complex, a nice surprise.
    • Nose
      Smoke, volcanic stone, leather. Very mineral. Gunpowder, cold ashes.
      Some cereals appear later.
    • Taste
      Very oily palate on pear and yellow apple. Pepper smoke and dry stone. A little sugar too.
      With a few drops of water, vanilla appears.
    • Finish
      Average final. The smoke continues.


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