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Isle of Jura 21-year-old

Overall rating
86.22/100
votes
88
Whiskybase ID
WB88193
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Bourbon and Sherry Casks
Strength
44.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L608 16/00874
Barcode
5013967006874
Added on
21 oct 2016 2:46 pm by Odessit
Colored

Average value

€ 149.45

18 × in wishlist

88 × member ratings

198 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura 21-year-old

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.22 points

  1. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    3112’87

  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. molpet scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I am not the biggest fan of this distillery, but have to applaude them for this bottling. I've found it quite engaging with enough interesting flavors such as: nuts, marzipan, malt, honey, caramel, oak, gentle spicyness (cinnamon) and light fruits - apples, but mostly pears. An undemanding, easy sipping gentleman's whisky for a relaxed evening after work. Recommended!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Funtik scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  5. 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

  6. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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
      long
      Coffee / espresso, tart, slightly sherry, very spicy, cocoa (pure, almost no sugar), tart berries, later nutty

      astringent on the gums

  7. 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.

  8. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. 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.

  10. rolabob scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  11. 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.

  12. Dieter_W scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Many do not like law. But it tastes good to me. Smells very good - tastes good - with 44% also good but with sugarcorn, and that at age 21. And that's not good at all.
    • Nose
      Gosh, what a spice on the tongue. After overripe apples and pears. orange peel Fat like a fat cockerel cube Also a touch to furniture polish
    • Taste
      Oily - woody, slightly bitter after caramelized sugar Ripe pickled fruit compote - marzipan Yes, he already has enough wood in front of the hut.
    • Finish
      He runs down the palate for a long time

  13. edhunter15 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Blindtasting:
    This malt presents itself with a nice combination of soft grain, wood and fruit flavors. I particularly like the subtle musty saltiness / spice in the background, which gives the whisky its own character.
    Guess: Because of the characteristic wood flavors, I'm sure that the malt matured to a large extent in ex-Bourbon barrels. Because of the interesting spiciness, I'm guessing on an already relatively old bourbon-ripened malt (about 20 years) with about 45% vol alcohol, in which perhaps a white wine or Madeira finish was in play because of the certain fruitiness. Because of the "salty seasoning", I also tap on an ungelled island or highland whisky. But I can not commit myself to a distillery this time, although the malt seems familiar to me again.
    • Nose
      Gentle notes of fruit (floury apple, red grape juice, watermelon / honeydew melon) paired with a light dryness (apple kernels, some cedar wood and a subtle but very interesting musty saltiness or maritime note) are added to this, as well as pleasant sweet malt / sourdough aromas, which I often find with older ex-bourbon whiskys, and some cooling caraway.
    • Taste
      Soft notes of cereal and mild chocolate aromas are now combined with fragrant vanilla and almond biscuits, some coffee, sweet marshmallows and warm custard.
    • Finish
      Here, marzipan, steamed noodles and soft woody flavors, typical of American white oak, alternate. At the end, a bit more spice and the oak will also be a bit bitter.

  14. p_harish1 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    I purchased this at a duty free store and paid almost 60% more than the average price. This is my first tasting of a whisky from Jura distillers.

    Color: Deep Amber.

    In the glass: Has thin legs in the glass.

    Nose: Very Good. A bit of sherry and a bit citrus with honey.

    Mouth: Dry and thin.

    Finish: Medium

    Conclusion: I find this dram good but not exceptional.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  15. Wolv scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    11.05.2017
    • Nose
      Zunächst Getreide und/oder Mehl, begleitet von alkoholischer Schärfe; etwas Frucht, Nüsse und Karamell
    • Taste
      Erst weich und geschmeidig, dann zeigt sich wieder alkoholische Schärfe; dahinter verbergen sich Trockenfrüchte, Nüsse, Wein (Sherry) und Quitten
    • Finish
      mittellang, warm, gehaltvoll, würzig, etwas fruchtig und leicht süß

  16. Wolv scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  17. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

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