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Isle of Jura 10 Year Old / Origin / Half Bottle

Sugar and spice

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@MegawattReview by @Megawatt

26th Oct 2019

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  • Nose
    22
  • Taste
    23
  • Finish
    22
  • Balance
    22
  • Overall
    89

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Ever since trying the lackluster Superstition, I've been a little wary of Jura. But I couldn't resist this cute little 200ml bottle at a fairly reasonable price at the Banff liquor store (the idea being, I'll be able to finish it before I fly back).

The nose shows a lot of promise. Molasses, ginger, a hint of smoke, sweet citrus. Light and delicate, like the bottle promises, but not without substance. With time, some fresh-cut wood emerges. There's also something slightly exotic in the aroma I can't put my finger on. Reminds me a bit of some Japanese whiskies.

The palate is silky-smooth and sweet, with some gentle tingling spices followed by that touch of smokiness adding some intrigue. Very well-balanced and nice to drink. Back to that exotic note: on the palate it tastes slightly hoppy, reminiscent of a nice IPA. I've never really encountered this in a Scotch before and it sets this one apart.

The finish combines a bit of sweetness with a light, lingering smoky note. Overall, I'm very pleased with this bottling. All elements are well-balanced, and at 40% ABV it is pleasant and easy-drinking yet never boring. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for sales at the LCBO.

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@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

@Megawatt I'm running one for two with Jura: hated Superstition, loved Prophecy. This one sounds interesting. Pity they hadn't bumped it up to 46% or at least 43%. Regardless, it sounds like a nice easy drinker.

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