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"I love the smell of napalm in the morning" said Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore played by Robert Duvall. This line would go well with Jura Superstition. Smoke is very subtle in this one and the spiciness takes over in taste and finish. That's why it was pure napalm in my mouth, in a good way. I'm not a big fan of spicy food and this was in fact, the first spicy whisky that I had tasted. I guess that's why it felt very spicy for me. The distillers say, it has "hints of smoke and spice". For me those spice hints were more like a bunch. But I'm not complaining. This was exciting and it gave me a whirlpool of taste and spice in my mouth. And a heavy kick in the throat. Just like I want my whisky to kick!
I could almost hear Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries and the cavalry coming in to fuel my mouth with fire. And in this case, not with smoke, with pure fire! I can surely recommend this one for people who like spicy food. But I'll also recommend it to everyone because of its complex flavor rollercoaster. This was the first taste of Jura for me and it got me thirsting for more of their whisky range.
Nose: Sweet with hints of cream, I guess there was smoke too
Taste: White and black pepper mixed in with hints of smoke and fruits and nuts
Finish: Long aftertaste because of the spices, there's a little bit of honey as well but the spiciness takes over very much.
Balance: Sweet and peppery with honey and wee smoke very nicely combined together.