Lying just to the East of Islay, off Scotland’s west coast, Jura is one of Scotland’s most spectacular but least known islands. The Jura whisky is produced from water from Loch A’Bhaile Mhargaidh (Market Loch) and ground malted barley. The 16 Year old spent 14 years in first fill American white oak Bourbon cask, followed by another two in ex-Amoroso oloroso sherry casks.
Tasting note: Bright polished copper. Trace sulphur blows off to reveal an unexpectedly Sherry-rich nose. A delicate white pepper lift carries classic fruit cake notes along side dried fig / apricot and candied orange. Clean and fresh in the mouth with a middle weight profile of dried fruits, spicy stewed pear, a forgivable trace of sulphur and a lively ginger-bread finish. A tasty, medium bodied sherried malt that sits on the drier side. 40% Alc./Vol