Isle of Jura 21-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
21 years old
Bourbon and Sherry Casks
44.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L608 16/00874
Added on
21 Oct 2016 2:46 pm by Odessit

Average value

€ 139.00

19 × in wishlist

82 × member ratings

178 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura 21-year-old

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.28 points

  1. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


  2. Martin1965 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Marzipan, nuts, sherry, fruit compote
    • Taste
      Pickled cherries, dark chocolate, oak, spicy
    • Finish
      Salty and spicy

      Prima whisky with everything he needs to have.
      Why only sugar couleur, he has no need at all.

  3. Funtik scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  4. The_Osprey scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Jura 21yo 44%. Aroma is damp wood, burnt wood, charcoal, slightly chalky. Old wood. Taste is chalky plasticky woody - nice rounded barrel character - some juicy notes. Faintest peat. Just very pleasantly oaky. Spicy oaky. Pleasant 3.55/85

  5. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    didn't convince me
    where are the 21 years?
    Little can be felt of the sherry
    Time makes him more comfortable
    a malt only for fans
    • Nose
      Polish, light Cheese becomes stronger, sherry, oak, red berries, a forest mix, bread, Chimichurri sauce from Maredo, green apple, light rice (cooked), later light leather
    • Taste
      full and strong on the palate
      tart notes, tart berries, stimulating saliva, slightly old and musty oak, spicy, slightly sherry, bitter, very dark, almost burnt caramel
    • Finish
      Coffee / espresso, tart, slightly sherry, very spicy, cocoa (pure, almost no sugar), tart berries, later nutty

      astringent on the gums

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Definitely aromatic the highlight of the unpeated Jura range with age. Still, it wouldn't be worth 100 euros to me. Still, a nicely matured malt, with edges and dense aromas.
    • Nose
      a lot more is happening here. The whisky looks much livelier than the 18. Orange peel, a little mustiness, oak, malt, fruit, some menthol freshness. Looks a little out of date, a bit old-fashioned, unfortunately also a little bit of wet cardboard / cleaning rags from time to time, which always comes out when the Jura is not peated, I suspect. I don't have any smoke, but the nose is fun.
    • Taste
      it has astonishingly bite, fresh and mouth-filling, light-colored fruits, oak, the right portion of bitterness, stimulates saliva.
    • Finish
      the freshness persists, menthol, fruitiness, a bit of oak bitterness but rather minty elements. Orange peel, dark chocolate.

  7. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. DulischM scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very complex and old malt, a beautifully sweet, but still refreshing fruitiness meets a lot of vanilla.
    • Nose
      At the beginning there are some light fruits, grapes and some of these sweet cocktail cherries on the nose, citrus notes and orange with a hint of cinnamon can also be recognized. Then it becomes grassy, spicy, fresh, which I cannot describe exactly. Somewhat dark berries and subtle baked apples appear before the whisky turns nuttier with milk chocolate, caramel and toffee.
    • Taste
      In the mouth again green grapes, here too cherries and a berry-like, subtle acidity. Spicy old oak and dry cinnamon are being replaced by sweet vanilla and lightly caramelized nuts (possibly walnuts).
    • Finish
      The finish vanilla and fruity, maybe. with morello cherries. A little spice and after a while a slight syrup will appear.

  9. rolabob scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very typical and complex Jura that comes at first oily and heavy. Walnut oil, marzipan a dash of mint and then the typical ferns accompanied by wet soil, undergrowth and soft smoke. In the background following more and more fruity aromas of dried figs, fruit compote but also sherry, chocolate with rum raisins, softwood and salted caramel. Really beautifull!
    • Taste
      Firm and earthy at the start. Maybe even slightly peaty. Gradually, we then nuttier with sherry, bracken, jute, dark chocolate, fine smoke and a hint of pepper. In addition, metallic accents, candied orange, soaked black cherries and caramel.
    • Finish
      Long, beautifully oily, aromatic and complex. The sherry struggles with bitter orange marmalade, soil and smoke on the upper hand.


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