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

€ 117.79

13 × in wishlist

60 × member ratings

204 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Isle of Jura Tastival 2017

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.47 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. 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.

  3. face scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  4. 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.

  5. Kumachan scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    ● 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.

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The Port is one of my favorite finish, and this Jura was also pleasantly colored from this.
    • Nose
      Fruits, honey, vanilla, orange peel and nutmeg. Spicy wine effects.
    • Taste
      Sweet and spicy. Honey, vanilla, orange peel, gerbeaud and raisin. Massive spiciness from the Port Pipes.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy. Cointreau.

  8. ARDBERG scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The better work from Jura. Still available for 125 to 135 EUR. Thanks to The Nectar for the generous sample.
    • Nose
      The nose starts a bit sharp at first, but calms down to offer nice notes of walnuts with oranges, upholstered with pineapple on the barbecue and some cassis. Hints of cuberdons. Quite spicy. I am reminded mostly of camphor and nutmeg, but there is also a hint of curcuma. After a few moments, it turns somewhat creamy with honey and butterscotch. Nice.
    • Taste
      The body is fine, the arrival powerful and spicy. Orange peel, walnuts, honey, vanilla and a sweet and sour touch of the port that reminds me of red fruit. It certainly is not over the top – wine influence is always tricky business – but comes close. Some tobacco, raisins and allspice. Assertive malt.
    • Finish
      The finish is fairly long on orange liqueur. It remains spicy and makes your mouth pretty dry.

  10. RL_whisky scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81


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