Isle of Jura Tastival 2017

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition Bottling
American Oak Barrels & Port Pipes Finish
Number of bottles
51.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L7138 P/001432
Added on
25 May 2017 9:19 am by maltaholic

Average value

€ 119.24

13 × in wishlist

84 × member ratings

242 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura Tastival 2017

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.57 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2017]  I had this dram during a Feis Ile tasting at Bonn.

    The colour is amontillad and the texture shows fast legs and tears.  The nose is a little punchy first but this goes away quickly.  After that a sweet winey and herbal (camphor and the like) profile pops up.  The arrival in the mouth is hot, peppery and not very much coating.  The taste itself is very sweet (honey-vanilla-winey) and spicy, surprisingly almost no herbs are left from the nose.  The finish is rather short, peppery and I would call it "unimpressive".  With water the whole dram gets smoother but the nose flattens (really!) and all is more bourbon-ish.  Not sure if it is better neat or with some water added (be careful, do not add too much water!).

    This an easy drinkable modern designed whisky that smells and tastes exactly like that:  designed...
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Dris scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. EvilAFI scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A bit sharp on the nose, the port adds nice grape and milk chocolate to the palate, a little thin and a shorter finish, but still worth trying as it is tasty!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sharp wine/port notes, caramel, sweet,
    • Taste
      90 90
      Grape sweetness, pepper, vanilla, chili pepper, cream, milk chocolate
    • Finish
      87 87
      Shorter, but leaves behind pleasant grape and vanilla, hint of mint

  4. DulischM scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    I love port barrel whiskys
    great berry flavors
    Alcohol very well integrated
    Intense vanilla aromas meet ripe berries
    • Nose
      sweet, vanilla, syrup
      very berry, cherry, plum, forest berries
      Raisins, dried fruits, jams
      exotic, liquorice, cinnamon, lime, sweet and sour cranberries
      somewhat floral, honey
    • Taste
      sweet, dark, creamy
      ripe berries, syrup, honey
      some spicy liquorice, oily nuttiness
      Citrus flavors, oranges, vanilla, possibly a little sweet pineapple
    • Finish
      very sweet, wild berries, vanilla
      some cinnamon

  5. Sylvia scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nice, sweet Tastival bottling!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: cream, custard, flowers, fruits, a bun with raisins ...
    Taste: sweet and pepper ... apples, honey, vanilla, nuts and chocolate ... there is a wine finish, but pleasant and not dominant. Well balanced.
    Finish: long enough, pleasant, astringent, raisins
    The first Jura, which I liked immediately on the nose. On occasion, I will repeat with pleasure.

  8. face scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Colour: amber
    Nose: sweet, oak, sweet fruits, cake, fruit peel, apples, pears.
    Mouth: apples, some malts notes, fruit peel and stone, apples and pears
    Finish: long, spices, maltness, pepper, apples, chocolate, pears.
    Jura Tastival is a good balanced, tasty whisky with little bit unusual taste combination.

  10. Kumachan scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    ● The dress.
    Amber, thick irregular tears, slow to large drops.

    ● The nose.
    Vanilla, Pear-type white fruits, Muscat grapes, vanilla and yoghurt, grape marc, new wood.

    ● The mouth.
    Ample, generous on fruit, pear and vanilla, young wood and dandelion, some saline and floral spray.

    ● The final.
    Short on pear and straw.

    Yeah, too neutral to make me want, I always feel, in OB, that Jura Dalmore join the queue of boredom.

    If it had to be given a subjective rating, it would be an 80.


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