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The Isle of Jura - west of the Highlands and northeast of Islay, is not that easy to reach. It takes several planes, trains and... a ferry (and the best part of the day) to reach it. That may be part of the charm of this magical island. George Orwell resided there while writing his classic 1984 and called it ‘an extremely unget-at-able place’.
The 180-year old distillery produces whisky that - after doing some research on the subject - seems to be like Woody Allen films: you love ‘m or you hate ‘m. I'm in the first category (with regards to the whisky, not the films).
I found the nose to be somewhat earty and buttery, with a tad of salt, but also soft grain and pine wood.
On the palate, this dram is softer than expected, but full of flavour. Also sweeter than I would have thought with some light fruity touches. Also some vanilla, spicy malt and even some aniseed.
During the finish - which is pleasantly long - salt and sweet battle for attention, while being goaded by light peat and peppers.
This bottle, that I got as a birthday gift from my co-workers, was a pleasant surprise. I would recommend it straight and as an aperitif.