Overall rating
87.80/100
votes
7
Whiskybase ID
WB54408
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Bold sailor’s dram
Vintage
27.09.1988
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
31.27
Number of bottles
245
Strength
52.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
02 may 2014 1:21 pm by whiskyman_de
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 118.75

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Whisky reviews for Isle of Jura 1988 SMWS 31.27

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.80 points.

  1. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Take some getting used to. Dryer at first, but gets sweeter with longer exposure to air (this bottle has been open for nearly a year). A bold sailor's dram indeed!
    • Nose
      A sweet soft nose of soft peat, spun sugar, green fruit. Also saline and pine.
    • Taste
      Soft and sweet then spicy. Spice intensifies then sweet saline, pine, honey, vegetal, and vanilla. 
    • Finish
      Spice ramps up again for a long piney saline finish with a hint of honey to offset. 

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  3. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Colour: Salvaged bullion just below the surface

    Flavour: Lightly peated

    A complex nose – sweet, salty and medicinal, with light smoke – panellists mentioned salted popcorn, gammon with pineapple, seaweed and various impressions of wood. With water, we imagined sea-breezes and bold sailors strutting along a breakwater, by oyster shells and dying barbeques; also sweet suggestions of apricot Danish and Edinburgh Rock. The palate was fascinating – maritime notes joined by citrus (including Terry’s chocolate orange), clove-studded gammon, oak, ash, white pepper and coal-dust. The reduced palate found sweet tobacco, floral flavours (lavender, Parma violets) and the dryness of heather smoke and barbecued meat and shellfish. The K Foundation burned £1,000,000 here in 1994.

    Drinking tip: Beach barbeque dram – with or without sailors.

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