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Isle of Jura Superstition


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

26th Aug 2012


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The coming two weeks I will be concentrating on Isle of Jura, the favorite distillery of my friend Glenn. Will he convert me? We will see. Let us start with the Superstion, that is somewhere between Islay (it is peated) and the sweeter Highland style. Superstion refers to the many weird customs, myths and legends on the island.

The nose reveals a slight fruitiness (think apple and peach), mild peat, but is primarily malty with wet stones. While there is something of a honey sweetness and a hint of marzipan, I am left with the distinct feeling that this is a lightweight with little complexity. After leaving it to breath for fifteen minutes, I get the unmistakable traits of Oxo, the soup broth.

The attack is rather weak. Malt, licquorice, a lot of oak (slightly bitter) and herbs like nutmeg and cloves. The sweetness is now far away.

On the rather short finish, the sweetness re-emerges, but alas it is already too late to save the day.

This Superstion is something of a let down. It is slightly better than their 10 Year Old, though, which in my opinion is the weakling of the family.

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