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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Isle of Jura 26 yo (1989/2015), SMWS 31.31, 55,8 %

Review #335
This whisky is called “A couple of classic icons” and comes from a refill hogshead. Only 234 bottles were made. Salty marzipan in the smell and it doesn’t hide that it is cask strength! Some vanilla as well and hints of caramel in the background.

Much more is going on in the taste. Lot of spices, black pepper and salted nuts. The finish is long, warm and very spicy. Some burned caramel and wood as well. Some vanilla mixes with the wood in the end. Even though the finish is long, it is still full of flavors.

This is not a typical Jura. Hardly any peat and not the same saltiness as usual, but it is one of the good Jura’s I’ve tried! The nose and taste/finish doesn’t quite fit together, and that ruins the overall picture a bit. But only a bit! I will give this 85/100 (20/22/22/21).

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