Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
30 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
42.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 Jul 2016 4:16 pm by hansetho
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 293.00

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23 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura 1986 CA

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.89 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Slightly strange whisky. He is not necessarily recognizable as a lawyer, he is too straight for that. And then it's so straight that it's boring again. 30 years in the barrel and then such a result - well.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fruity start with yellow apples, tangerines, oranges. A small portion of chopped almonds. Hazelnuts. Makes a very sweet first impression, plays in the direction of Tropi-Frutti gummy bears, conveys more artificial than natural sweetness.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Very dry start. Soft and woody. The sweet fruits from the nose, roasted coffee beans, warm caramel, fudge, marzipan. The spice seems to come from the wood alone, neither herbs nor spices can be identified in any form. Honey, beet syrup.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Doesn't even last that long ... Dry wood, almonds, hazelnuts. A pair of tangerine slices, dried orange peel.

  2. helmutgw scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    + H2O: is surprisingly a little creamier, but nothing new
    Ten points more for the nose
    25.11.2017 79
    • Nose
      Very good nose, fruit, OBF, freshly mown grass, gets better with time.
    • Taste
      Body too thin, does not come with the nose, alcoholic, grass
    • Finish
      long, a little alcohol, a shadow of the nose

  3. ARDBERG scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. moviemaniac scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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…
    Full review: https://maltklaus.net/dailydram/2017/06/30/tasting-jura-1986-30-yo-by-cadenheads/#more-2084

  5. malthead-sven scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    a really beautiful and dainty malt, complex nose that even reminiscent of smoke, the age is noticeable but the taste is a bit soft, the island character comes through. 87 p.
    • Nose
      an old wooden boat on which the paint peels off, Mozart balls (marzipan), rough green pears, pineapple, wholemeal bread, minty, herbal toothpaste, woodruff, then comes out sweet gum from the vending machine, old baking paper, quark balls and vanilla
    • Taste
      oily, sunflower seeds, fresh pineapple, poppy seed rolls, quite mild but, candle wax, a bit spicy
    • Finish
      not very strong, long but very mild and slightly tingling, the oily character remains, slightly bitter and "sandy"

  6. Helgo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Exciting law. Again a bottling without junk notes and with very complex moves. Fantastic finish. In the end I even had a bit of smoke ;-)
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90


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