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Isle of Jura Superstition

Fighting to prove something

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@MaltActivistReview by @MaltActivist

23rd Apr 2012


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I had the Isle of Jura Superstition at a tasting with Richard Paterson lately and so I wasn't sure whether it was his infectious energy or the actual malt that actually had an impact on me.

The nose was quite pleasant if not a bit too sugary sweet. Instantly reminded me of a Def Leppard classic 'Pour Some Sugar On Me!'. Rolling in the heavy honey were tangerines and dry nuts after which a few vanilla pods came dancing along. Finally there was the faintest wisp of spicy peat. The nose is actually quite pleasant but belies what is in store for you.

The delivery is surprisingly light. I was expecting a thick creamy liquid instead I was greeted with quite a silky texture (and I don't mean that in a good way). The palate is very light and quite dry. First there is a mixture of grass and hay followed by a drop of lemon. But a very mild lemon at that! Some where along the way you feel the presence of milk chocolates which quickly give way to cinnamony spices.

I want to really like this dram but I can't get my head around it. Would I specially take it out and share it with my friends? Maybe some not so special friends.

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AboutChoice commented

@tabarakRazvi, Jura Superstitution is one of my favorite medium-peated single malts. It is different from anything else, and very special (in my opinion). I love the sweet smoke and peat. Give it some time, and compare with others .. it's unique character will become apparant.

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michaelschout commented

I agree with @AboutChoice. I wasn't the biggest fan of it when I first opened my bottle, but it mellowed out after time and I really found that the flavours started to become one coherent unit creating for an exquisite single malt. It certainly is a unique malt.

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MaltActivist commented

I will definitely be re-visiting the Superstition, though not any time soon! I'll have to be convinced to buy a bottle of it. Maybe if I happen to taste it at a friend's house I will keep an open mind for your sake :-)

10 years ago 0

mattberg commented

I've tried several bottles of Jura this past year right upto the limited edition 21yo.... have to say the standard 10yo has been the best as the others seem to be over complicated or what I call packaged for tourists Whisky... Apparently if you can get your hands on single cask offerings at 18yo they're the best... few and far between though.

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