Isle of Jura Tastival 2016

Overall rating
85.11/100
votes
156
Whiskybase ID
WB83208
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition Bottling
Bottled
05.2016
Casktype
Palomino Fino, Amoroso/Apostoles Oloroso
Number of bottles
8000
Strength
51.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L6125 16/01394
Barcode
5013967011441
Bottled for
Whisky Festival Exclusive 2016
Market
Scotland Scotland
Added on
01 jun 2016 1:38 pm by tfdousma
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 122.81

25 × in wishlist

156 × member ratings

419 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Isle of Jura Tastival 2016

29 users have left 31 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.11 points.

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Again an excellent "Tastival", this time matured in different sherry barrels! Unfortunately, NAS, still a top malt!
    • Nose
      heavy sherry, dark fruits, sweetness, English marmalade;
    • Taste
      enormously sweet onset, lots of sherry, then oranges, raisins, honey, a lot of cocoa, getting dry;
    • Finish
      soft medium-long finish, in the end Sherry;

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  3. Whiscask scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    From the many fruits and spices, it could easily be a mixture of wine, sherry and bourbon casks, even if the information refers to fino and oloroso sherry maturation. Complex whisky with an interesting balance of preserved fruit and more spicy overtones.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweetness with a clear hint of pickled fruits and spices, wild honey, sultanas, cherry pralines (dark chocolate, cherries and alcohol), cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, pepper
    • Taste
      88 88
      Starts as the nose promises, spicy and sweet, strong arrival on the tongue. Vanilla, wild berries, ends in woody dryness
    • Finish
      85 85
      The cask-strong alcohol pushes through to the back. The herbal and spicy notes remain, medium-length finish

  4. ramyres scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    the spicy brother of the 2017
    • Nose
      85 85
      spicy, solid sherry
    • Taste
      84 84
      Wood, dry, sherry, orange peel, sweet
    • Finish
      90 90
      long, warm, the spicy wood remains

  5. JoshNRW scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Just quick cues after an online tasting that is a lot of fun but not meant to analyze or properly discover a whisky.

    The nose is almost good. At least very solid. Unfortunately, it decreases significantly on the palate and becomes a bit unround.

  6. larswehmeier scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Very sherry-heavy, but the mineral tones of Jura still come through.
    • Nose
      Sweet sherry aromas, tobacco, mineral. Fine touch of smoke.
    • Taste
      creamy, spicy, sherry, plum, tobacco, earthy
    • Finish
      warming. medium length

  7. ailean scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  8. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    an 11 years old for this dram
    nose:
    malt, vanilla, earthy, end of fire with cold ash
    creamy, stewed fruit,
    return of soaked grapes, herbs too
    mouth:
    spices, it stings, a little rough, peat on the zan, cooked grapes,
    mold, glue, a little varnish
    bitter orange peel, a little honey, some dry wood too
    final:
    spicy, alcohol comes in strongly and breaks the mouth a bit, some acid lemon, some nut bitterness, sherry on grapes, on bitter orange zest, medium finish.

  9. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I think the malt is great
    very nutty
    do not add any water
    the finish takes time
    a purchase candidate
    • Nose
      sweet, soft, pleasant, fresh, popcorn, heavy floral scent, minimal plastic

      with water: vanilla, sweeter

      all in all, the smell flattens out rather quickly
    • Taste
      soft, full, round
      Sherry, oak, popcorn, cereals, musli, peanuts, nougat, Harbobär red

      with water: softer, waffle, shortbread, minimal gum, sticky
    • Finish
      medium to long
      Muesli, earthy, tart, tart herbal spices, a note that I cannot name

      with water: short, vanilla sugar, raffia

      astringent on the palate

  10. Islaywolf scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately, the JURA cannot convince me! Only had one sample to taste. It will stay that way.
    • Nose
      Smells a little like fruit schnapps, neutral
    • Taste
      Dry and very poor in taste.
    • Finish
      Strong after alcohol,

  11. LordIslay scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
      Very little odor. Slight medical grade.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Liquor. Uncomfortably strong. Unflavoured.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Herbs. Spices. Pretty sterile.

  12. riegerjonas scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    2021-04-03
    • Nose
      85 85
      typical sherry aromas, pickled strawberries, dark fruits, bread-like
    • Taste
      84 84
      slightly vanilla, nice sherry influence, not very characteristic, spicy
    • Finish
      85 85

  13. dominikbraun scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  14. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Earth, dried fruits, fresh wood still with leaves on it, orange, honey, grass, flower meadow, strawberries, blackberries, cocoa powder
    • Taste
      Lemon, grapefruit, herb candy, coffee, wood, pepper

  15. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  16. DulischM scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Overall very nice and fruity with sweet and nutty notes. At the end you notice the dry spiciness, the barrel and the alcohol are well integrated.
    • Nose
      Sweet and fruity at the beginning. Vanilla, syrup and blossom honey spread fragrantly before they are quickly covered by slightly tart green grapes, red apples and red grapes. A hint of raisins can also be seen, nutty-oily aromas are added before dry spices with cinnamon form in the background.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, it is fruity and sour with aromas of apples and fresh grapes. A nutty sweetness of vanilla can also be seen.
    • Finish
      The finish is also fruity-sweet with red apple and vanilla, before a slightly woody and dry spice remains.

  17. Malthead19 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    - very good special filling
    - this time (2016) a very good sherry malt without
    Age
    - very complex, but compared to the previous year 2015
    a little worse
    - The 51% give full throttle in the mouth and are
    in no way disturbing
    • Nose
      delicious sherry flavors fruity and sweet, orange jam, cocoa
    • Taste
      very powerful complex appearance, sweet sherry develops in the mouth, followed by dry sherry afterwards, taste much better than the smell, a lot of cocoa honey, orange, rather a dry character
    • Finish
      soft warm medium length finish,
      medium-long aftertaste with sweet fruity notes

  18. jkswift scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  19. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I'm not usually a fan of Jura's individual releases, but this is heart and fruit with the right dose of peat and smoke.  The nose doesn't sell it for me, but the palate is where this malt shines.
    • Nose
      The sherry almost covers the malt in the nose.  It's a little overwhelming...

      Sherry soaked dates, raisins, ash and peat creosote.  Tobacco and some hint of citrus.
    • Taste
      The palate is another thing entirely. The spirit takes firm grasp, smoke and embers emerge in the palate, more fruity cherry pits and date squares.
    • Finish
      As it moves to the finish the peat and oak spice push through, raspberry flan and almost tea tree oil. Cigar ash and tobacco.

  20. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  21. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  22. Mannix65 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    little complex, one-dimensional and rather boring
    • Nose
      Soap, caraway, anise, in the background dried exotic fruits, fermented tea
    • Taste
      Caraway, cloves, oak
    • Finish
      short, dry, bitter

  23. Mannix65 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  24. Wolv scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    11.05.2017
    • Nose
      sehr fruchtig mit Aromen von Banane, Mango, Karamell, Marzipan, Vanille, Getreide und einem Hauch Koriander
    • Taste
      lieblich und vollmundig; leicht ölig, diverse Frucht- und Weinnoten, Marzipan und Sultaninen im Vordergrund
    • Finish
      lang, warm, lieblich; ein Hauch Lakritz 

  25. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2016]  I had this dram during a "Feis Ile 2016" 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 87,5.  My
    notes state a nice modern style sherry profile.

  26. The-Man-best-Friend scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Great bottling, the various barrels are there and the spirit of Jura appears in the nose, in the taste and the finish. Euro 110.- (Anno 04/2017) are OK, for Euro 80.- it would be a top deal to buy.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  27. Wolv scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  28. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  29. lukeboone scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    this dram really needs water for it to shine. 
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  30. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Complex & Intriguing

    In honor of the Tastival – the festival since 2014 with which Isle of Jura seeks connection with the famous Feis Ile on Islay – they release a special bottling. For 2016 that is an 11 year old single malt with a triple sherry cask finish, being Fino, Amoroso and Apostoles.

    The nose is somewhat naughty. I cannot describe it better. I get oranges and pears, leather, butterscotch, nettles, caramel and mint, but also asparagus, raisins and after a few moments some mokatine.

    The arrival is very nice. Mouth coating, round, rich. Oranges, zest included, sweet and sour on grapefruit, but also baked apples and butterscotch. Honey and raisins, some kiwi and pineapple. Tobacco. A small salty edge. Quite drying.

    The finish is medium long, sweet, sour and salty with grilled pineapple at the death.

    Complex and intruiging and one of the better Jura I have tried so far. I found it much better than the Tastival 2014 (I have not (yet) had the pleasure of trying the 2015), but the price tag of 125 EUR is too high to my taste.

  31. talyn256 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Producer's Tasting Note:
    Nose: Hot creamy caramel, roasted hazelnuts, over-ripe pears and soft vanilla drift into play. Maple syrup, delicate aged oloroso sherry and crushed almonds all add to make this an opulent dram.
    Palate: Baked apple segments dusted with Demerara sugar and cinnamon, kiwi fruits and hot mulled wine.
    Finish: A fusion of sundried sultanas, glazed pineapple and lemon verbena.

  32. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Yes, the Tatival bottlings are really special. You pack in comparison to the standard Jura bottlings in my opinion once again one or two shots on it. Significantly more complex and powerful. The 2016 scores with its sherry influence without applying too thick. Each of the different sherry casks comes to bear. As I think, very well done and absolutely worthy of a festival bottling.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

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