"I've always liked the idea that I've worked my way up, from knowing and doing about making whisky in 1977 to knowing every nut snd bolt in the distillery!" Thus, the distillery manager of the JURA distillery, Willie Cochrane, who has retired after 39 years of working life, summarizes his learning process. And just as this should be usus for particularly deserving managers, JURA serves him one last special bottling, just one 'on the way'. Eye / Nose: The distillery designates the shade created by adding E150a as 'mahogany honey-gold'. Looks very successful. Of course, I do not need to continue the artificial coloring and feel rather annoying, but that's all. The finish in "Pinot Noir Casks" - so to German former Spätburgender (red) wine barrels - gives the Malt a very fine, vinous, sweet-fruity aroma. One must, however, like the influence of wines in whisky. Rum pot is my first association. Pickled red fruits. With elderberry juice and some vanilla sugar and ginger tea with candy. She has a successful nose, this limited to 5,000 bottles worldwide special edition, no question. Palate: Very round and mild on the palate. Since his, probably by the final finish in the wine barrels conditional, rather moderate 47% ABV come to him well. The taste leads, as in the nose, first the Spätburgunderfluss. The fruity wine notes, however, find in the spicy oak of the barrels a good as well as suitable supplement. Even the typical Jura Brennereicharakter, which never personally appeals to me so unreservedly, is felt and not washed away, which is just the case with red wine barrels, unfortunately, more often the case. I also feel hidden smoke smells, but I rather assign the barrels. At any rate, wood and JURA bring a slightly nutty bitterness into play. All in all, the malt is pleasantly complex due to the above-mentioned components, as one might expect in this painting age, which is considered ideal by many, and the noble vine finish. Finish / Conclusion: In the finish, it flares up again briefly warm and then says goodbye rather quickly, but accompanied by a good dose of oak. Overall, the bottom line something that I have rarely found in recent years. A rock solid, good JURA. A worthy match for a relaxed and always relaxed distillery manager.