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Jura 16 Year Old

Syrupy Averageness

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@MaltActivistReview by @MaltActivist

11th Feb 2014


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So here's the ridiculously hard to pronounce (and even harder to spell) Diurachs' Own 16 year old. Another trademark syrupy offering from Jura.

The thick Oloroso sherry comes screaming through on the back of toasted almonds, thick chocolate fudge and dark woody caramel. Mixed in with cereal milk and a seasoning of cloves and cherries the nose leaves little doubt to its' ancestry.

The palate is thick and syrupy with tangy dark chocolate giving way to a briny rock salt and pepper combination. It's a struggle if you ask me.

The medium finish is cloyingly oily with spicy clove.

Another one dimensional 'I knew what to expect' dram from this predictable distillery.

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vanPelt commented

I had similar impressions but maybe a more positive view: mmm, a front-runner easy-drinking no-thinking malt! I notice you've given their 21yo the same score. As you indicate, it is more complex but not as syrupy. It makes me wonder whether the 18yo could hit the right balance, but I haven't seen it around and there are no reviews here. Have you tried it?

6 years ago 0

MaltActivist commented

@vanPelt I've not had the 18 year old though I'm pretty sure it will be in the same region as other RP offerings. Thick chewy meaty overpowering one dimensional.

6 years ago 0

mct commented

I try to avoid offerings from this little isle altogether as I feel I'm wasting my time since there are dozens of better scotches out there.

4 years ago 0

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