Isle of Jura Tastival 2014

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition Bottling
Ex-Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
44.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Whisky Festival Exclusive 2014
Added on
30 May 2014 7:51 pm by M_W

Average value

€ 135.93

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Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura Tastival 2014

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.20 points

  1. mothers_finest scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    The whisky was apparently finished 7 times. Contrary to expectations, the result is a rather unspectacular, therefore drinkable malt. What you remember are the candied oranges and the bearable oak bitterness.

    • Nose
      Honey, seasoning on tap
    • Taste
      Spicy on the palate, medium sweet, candied oranges, a little cinnamon. Slight bitterness spreads longer in the mouth
    • Finish
      Spice remains on the tongue and in the throat - medium-long finish - light orange and citrus touch in the aftertaste. A whisky that you can do; but not necessarily.

  2. bvrsky scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  3. DulischM scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Overall very pleasant, nice and spicy and a bit Christmassy. The smoky-peaty remains discreetly in the background; can be felt, but does not cover the other aromas.
    • Nose
      Sweet and vanilla with caramel and syrup on the nose. This is immediately followed by dry, spicy aromas with old oak, cocoa, cinnamon and chocolate nuts. There is also something dark berry, which I cannot exactly determine. In the background one notices subtle grassy and mossy notes that have something peaty and smoky about them.
    • Taste
      Immediately spicy with the first sip, slightly charred wood and pepper, maybe. even chili. Fruity-sweet citrus flavors with oranges meet vanilla and dried fruits. Overall, the whisky has something slightly Christmassy about it.
    • Finish
      The finish is again sweet and vanilla, but also significantly drier, spicy and grassy. Peppery spiciness remains on the palate and after a short time chocolate comes out again.

  4. ARDBERG scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A good one, made with a soft and delicate character traditional for this distillery, is far from being a masterpiece, but very pleasant and tidy. All the flavoring elements are well balanced in the respective aroma, taste and aftertaste, but these have less harmony among themselves - the aroma sets a fairly high bar, the taste and finish unfortunately do not hold.
    • Nose
      Warm, woody-earthy, dry clay, light aroma of dried fruits, mushrooms, resin, carpentry workshop, lacquer, barely perceptible notes of smoke and rubber in the background. The fragrance seems to be woven from a multitude of weak halftones, the dominant as such is absent; discreet, calm, but also the depth and complexity are present.
    • Taste
      Woody lacquer, restrained sweet, then the growth of bitterness on an acid-sweet background, black bread (rye, literally black type Demidov).
    • Finish
      Light waves of spices - ginger, cinnamon, pink pepper, dried orange peel, a little burnt sugar, overcooked rusks, coal.

  6. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2016]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 2726 that I bought for 120 Euro in July, 2015.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 85.  Pls. see note below.

  7. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2014]  I had this dram during a "Feis Ile 2014" tasting at Bonn.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 85.  My notes state this dram has matured for 12 years in American oak (bourbon casks) before some of these casks got another finish in six different French oak (wine) casks.  At the end all were married in an Oloroso Sherry cask.  Sounds complicated?  Right, and this is the taste as well - an "engineered" dram.  Neither the process nor the result is my "cup of whisky"...

  8. ffmdino scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    for me an easy-drinking whisky
    • Nose
      Cowshed, light leather, cedar wood, red wine, slightly musty, hay, a little bit of smoke, honey
    • Taste
      soft, a little smoke, very pleasant leather, at first sweet, it later becomes bitter
    • Finish
      medium long, wood, malt, nothing of the red wine

  9. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes and Comments by Jura;

    A curious and unpredictable smorgasbord of flavours.

    Thank you to everyone who joined our whisky tasting revolution by telling us what you tasted. The time has now come to reveal the official Tastival flavours...

    Intriguingly, the sweet delight of wine gums and liquorice allsorts collides with creamy caramel and a fruity aroma of banana, pineapple and marzipan. That's what we taste anyway... But maybe you’ll taste something else?
    To kick off the first ever Jura Tastival, we've taken a selection of ex-bourbon American white oak casks and enhanced the whisky in 7 different oak finishes. Made from wood sourced from the ancient forests within the regions of Jupilles, Les Bertanges, Limousin, Troncais, Allier, Vosges, we've chosen nothing but the best! The characteristics of each French region has imparted its own unique flavour into the whisky.

    This whisky is a true testament to the unique flavours that can be found in single malt, and after our #Tastival journey, we were inspired to create something with flavours that exploded off the palate. And we think we succeeded!


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