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Jura 16 Year Old

Underwhelming

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

9th Oct 2013

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Jura 16 Year Old
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My German buddy Heiko brought this buddy as a gift from the duty free. The Isle of Jura 16 Year Old got nicknamed Diuriach’s Own, referring to the inhabitants of the island. This 16 Year Old has a weird color, probably due to E150a, for it is amber with an orange hue.

The first whiff is pretty alcoholic, despite the low ABV. Loads of caramel. Underneath I get a layer of breakfast cereals and hay. Some dark, candied fruit. A marmalade, sort of. Hints of citrus. Oranges, mostly. Hardly any spices. This is a pleasant enough nose.

It is oily and silky soft on the palate. Very sweet with loads of caramel and dark fruit. Icing sugar. Almost Turkish delight. Hay and grain. Some ginger and a bit of nutmeg. I had expected more, though, after the pleasant nose.

In the rather short finish, I get some more ginger and sweetness.

All together not a bad whisky, far from it, but certainly not the best from the range. I find it a bit underwhelming and much prefer their Elixir or the 21 Year Old.

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1 comments

This makes me wonder about the 18 year Battlehill Jura. It hasn't really been reviewed anywhere. Employees at Total Wine seem to love it. I guess they cracked open a bottle to taste in store. Good for them. I like it when employees get to taste the products they are selling. Still, I'm not sure how experienced their palates are, so their opinions are relative.

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