Isle of Jura 18-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Travel Exclusive
Stated Age
18 years old
Premier Grand Cru Classé Bordeaux Finish
42.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
13 May 2017 4:17 pm by Astrid

Average value

€ 73.27

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70 × member ratings

268 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura 18-year-old

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.01 points

  1. DulischM scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    delicious, dark berry
    reminiscent of wild berry sweets
    • Nose
      Aromas of honey and citrus
      Wine flavors, red and sweet grapes, dark berries (raspberries, blackberries, black currants)
      everything turns into sweet forest berry sweets
      Cinnamon, some old wood
      complex dark sweetness
    • Taste
      spicy, fresh grass, old wood
      sweet, vanilla, blueberries
    • Finish
      sweet, strawberries, old oak

  2. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

  3. gaboruso scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  4. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    phew, the assessment will be difficult
    one should be prepared for a bitter and bitter malt
    I like such malt every now and then
    it is not a high flyer but dangerously easy to drink and with a price <40 € I find the PLV OK
    the only drawback he could have tolerated more than 42%
    • Nose
      Red wine, more tart, dark caramel, red berries (a forest berry mix of raspberries and blackberries), slightly earthy, slightly leather, grassy notes, later some oak, nutty notes,
      later: something musty and nougat
    • Taste
      oily and soft on the palate
      light raisins, oak, red berries, tart, bitter of tannins, wine, soft chocolate (~ 50%), red haribo bears, liquorice
      later citrus notes
    • Finish
      medium to long
      light oak and becomes stronger, bitter, spicy, later bitter coffee notes, plus licorice which becomes stronger

  5. LeChiffre scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    The malt is lacking in alcohol and it seems a bit unspanned. The bitter notes disturb something here. Ok, but I do not have to have a bottle of it.
    • Nose
      80 80
      fruity-spicy; Cinnamon; Caramel; harmonious and quite mild
    • Taste
      80 80
      soft and mild; fruity sweetness (I only taste the berries away); the wine barrel is visible in the background; increasingly bitter spiciness
    • Finish
      78 78
      the finish is long and characterized by spicy aromas; to bitter oak

  6. Martin1965 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Earthy, caramel, dark cherries
    • Taste
      Fruity, berries, vinous
    • Finish
      Long and spicy

      Average 18 years. , The wine aromas are good. But I would have promised a little more.

  7. Syleo scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Overall quite attractive - the best standard Jura I have tried so far. The 10 and the NAS, I found both unspectacular to disappointing, possibly the 16er still awakens a good memory of holiday whisky in various vacations ...
    • Nose
      84 84
      Gold with a slight but visible red sting.
      Primary impressions are caramel, creme brulee, fresh herbs and sherry as well as significant wine influence.
    • Taste
      82 82
      The taste is initially surprisingly woody-bitter and oak-stressed, but then goes quickly into orange and grapefruit and then again emphasizes the influence of the wine quite convincingly.
    • Finish
      79 79
      The medium-long finish is again slightly bitter with orange peel, hazel skins but also a distinctive caramel sweetness.

  8. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Dangerously tasty! Because you have to be careful, otherwise you make big sips.
    • Nose
      pink gold

      My first impression ... very fruity. A touch of leather, wild berries and sugared raisins. He smells really sweet and tasty. Lemon tea, wet grass and wet sandstone. Sweet corn and as a counterpole some apple cider vinegar. If left to stand, the berries become more mature, but now they are more acidic. I mean to find some tobacco and humus in the background. Freshly polished wood and it simply gains in maturity and density.
    • Taste
      Soft start. Then brown sugar and sweet raspberries. It just reminds me of a mild, balanced cognac. Not intrusive, but shows what he can. Some spice moves on. A slightly artificial wood taste comes through. Licorice and yes ..... now goes in the direction of blackberries. The second sip of sour cherries, more liquorice, nougat and goes so against Haribobärchen.
    • Finish
      Short to medium. Syrup-like, the oral cavity is pasted. A little spiciness, liquorice. In the end honey sweetness sticks.

  9. frosenlind scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    The nose gives you toffee caramel with fruit, cinnamon and touches of the cask. When tasting it's mild at start but then spices and dark fruits earth and hay.

  10. Cubey666 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81


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