Well, that’s quite a good Jura, and I haven’t said that too many times before. The cask has almost completely taken over, but it’s not gone too oaky, striking a good balance between fruity notes and cask influence (providing a few quirky notes). Definitely a whisky for advanced malt anoraks – and not a lot of bottles out there, the angels were particularly greedy with this barrel… 87/100 Full review: https://maltklaus.net/dailydram/2017/06/30/tasting-jura-1986-30-yo-by-cadenheads/#more-2084
ein altes Holzboot an dem die Farbe abblättert, Mozart-Kugeln (Marzipan), raue grüne Birnen, Ananas, Vollkornbrot, minzig, Kräuter-Zahnpasta, Waldmeister, dann kommt süßes Kaugummi aus dem Automaten, altes Backpapier, Quarkbällchen und Vanille
Jura 30 yo 1986/2016 (42.5%, Cadenhead, Single Cask) Colour: straw. Always great news when old whiskies remain pale. Nose: oooh… Beeswax and leather polish plus ripe mirabelles and light honey (acacia, colza), with whiffs of warm candyfloss and precious wulong tea. Add a little vetiver, wormwood, and perhaps to rose petals. Sublimely refined and complex, but these kinds of noses and the very elegant lightness sometimes lead to flattish palates. Let’s see… Mouth: great, it’s not oaky. It’s rather got ‘whispers’ of many herbs, many green/yellow fruits, and many waxes and oils, some forgotten (so I can’t even tell you about them). Angelica, citrons, quince jelly, lemon curd, and then that Wulong tea… Actually, you do feel the oak but it just wouldn’t get in the way. In other words, some very polite wood. Love this very delicate style. Finish: not too long, granted, but it’s still fresh, and very much alive. More citrons and waxes, in a murmuring way. Comments: a delicacy that we might enjoy with food, as if it was an old chardonnay from near Beaune. SGP:541 - 90 points.