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@NewbieReview by @Newbie

23rd Jun 2010

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I realise that this a well reviewed Whisky, but I hope to add fresh insight. I am 21 years old and this was the first whisky I have purchased with the full intent of enjoying it.

This has opened my eyes so to speak to the complexities of good whisky. The Nose: Citrus, with a lingering smokiness. Others have differentiated between the smell of biscuits and the smokiness. I say specifically, that it reminds me of caramellised bicuits, sweet but with a smoky afterthought.

Palate:I found it creamy , yet sweet and smoky, with floral hints, also an undertone of rich caramel.

Finish: Long lasting! Warm, lingering creaminess, with a slow dying smokiness and a sweetness that lingers well beyond the other flavours.

This has really encouraged me to expand my horizons. I realise that i may not compare to some of the whiskys preferred by older readers, but to me, this is a special one.

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11 comments

@AboutChoice
AboutChoice commented

I also think Jura Superstition is special, as is the bottle ... but make sure you position the ank in the palm of your hand while pouring. A good drink for the Soltice !

10 years ago 0

@OJK
OJK commented

Great review title - have never tried a Jura myself, may well have to now, I'm a sucker for caramelised biscuits!

10 years ago 0

@Connosr
Connosr commented

This was submitted while the reviewer was logged-out, anyone wish to claim it?

10 years ago 0

@Newbie
Newbie commented

hello all, i claim the above. Only just got round to making a profile. I'm at a flashpoint in my life. The moment you realise that what you were told was true, there are complexities to whisky. It shocks me that my generation treat it as a mixer.

10 years ago 0

@Connosr
Connosr commented

Hi @Newbie, thanks for joining and nice review! (we've attributed it to your account).

10 years ago 0

@OJK
OJK commented

Preaching to the choir! 'Tis indeed an amazing moment that - happened to me aged 24 with a glass of Macallan 18. That said I'm only 29 now, so no need for too much misty-eyed nostalgia just yet.

10 years ago 0

@Newbie
Newbie commented

It almost happened two years ago with a bottle of laphroaig. But surprisingly, consider laphroaig is consider better, it took jura to convince me.

10 years ago 0

@Hogshead
Hogshead commented

I found the nose on this quite "meaty" - like ripe black olives or perhaps wine grapes. In fact not dissimilar to the bouquet of some red wines. 

I'd previously tasted the Jura 10 which was pretty unexceptional. This is certainly better but still not my favourite. 

10 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 commented

Which goes to prove again that tastes differ (which is, of course, a good thing). I preferred the regular Jura 10 to this one. Nice review, @Newbie.

10 years ago 0

@LeFrog
LeFrog commented

I enjoyed the Superstition and found it to be quite floral.

10 years ago 0

@newlad56
newlad56 commented

A friend brought some back from Scotland and I had my first taste of this last night. Marvelous whiskey.

6 years ago 0

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