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Isle of Jura 1995

Overall rating
89.15/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Boutique Barrels
Vintage
1995
Bottled
08.2013
Casktype
Sauternes Wine Cask Finish
Casknumber
8
Number of bottles
270
Strength
58.9 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
25 Jun 2015 8:46 am by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 202.50

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16 × member ratings

29 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura 1995

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.15 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I guess here a refill sherry barrel, very well balanced, but also not overly complex, I guess 15 years. Very powerful, yet tasty and pleasant to drink.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    I have known for a long time that the Jura can also be tasty, but the Sauternes surprises me a little now. It comes here absolutely without the otherwise annoying wine notes, although the development went in this direction when heated. I usually avoid bottling from Sauternes barrels, that would have been a mistake here.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Pears, peaches and malt immediately after pouring, shortly afterwards dry herbs and strawberry punch and butterscotch. I mean to discover a very slight trace of sulfur. After a while, a lot of caramel, a little sweaty, fruit compote, primarily peaches and apricots, and above all these dry herbs and also hints of vanilla and yeast. Everything is very intense, appears very mature and set. With movement, it becomes significantly more spicy. He doesn't like warmth at first, the fruity notes are now partly immature and fermented, lactic acid.
    • Taste
      89 89
      It is also incredibly fruity in the mouth, with a little honey and a powerful chili catch. The start is also very powerful, but the mouthfeel is rather watery. A little oak is added to the back, but very moderately.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is rather short, it dries off clearly and becomes slightly tart. The chest is warmed for a long time.

  2. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Blindly I didn't feel a Sauternes barrel here - but that still makes him likeable.
    A somewhat strange bird that looks quite old and set. A few drops of water make it much more pleasing and rounded.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Interwoven nose, tropical fruits from peach and papaya, fresh menthol note, with fine oak shavings,
      Something is changing ... alternating between smoked bacon and something musty - but isn't that smoky?
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet, again the tropical fruits, with pear. Almost strictly on the tongue without water, peppery. Strong oak flavor. And a lot more that I can't put a figure on.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Quite long and warm. With this malt, the sweet component stays in the mouth for a long time without being overdriven by the oak notes.

  3. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The almost 59% cool the nose properly at first. And after an initial surge of sweetness, the Sauternes influence balances very well with the oak. A great, harmonious nose, if not particularly complex. In terms of taste, it is a little better. Of course, very sweet, but not one-dimensional, but much more complex here in the interplay with the spicy oak tones. This continues nicely in the medium-long aftertaste.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Ed Radour scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Calmar scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Fantastic whisky, very deep, rich, complex, but at the same time very soft, open to the tasting, is also revealed in the development of decent, solid, perfectly balanced, pure delight.
    • Nose
      Discreet, dry, wooden furniture, crafts of noble wood, a box for cigars, light mineral-metallic shades and sulfur tones - burnt match heads and Bengal lights; sweet creamy notes, boiled condensed milk, tropical fruits, everything is very harmonious, delicate.
    • Taste
      Powerful, rich, oak, burnt branches, burnt rusks, cola, kvass wort, raisins, boiled condensed milk, mineral-metal notes, coffee, tobacco, leather goods, varnish notes, a very rich palette, a kaleidoscope of derivatives, enchanting, soft, soft.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, continuation of taste, tobacco, dark chocolate. cappuccino, condensed milk, oak, leather goods, tropical fruits.

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