Jura Tasting – Isle of Jura 1976

This is an exceptional dram we have just received and as both Jim and Nicola have both visited this great Island and Jim has certainly enjoyed all the Jura expressions and one of his all time favourites is Superstition.

Isle of Jura Distillery,
Craighouse,
Isle of Jura,
Argyll,
PA60 7XT.

telephone – 01496 820385

website – www.isleofjura.com

Isle of Jura 1976

Feith A’ Chaorainn, Island Single Malt Scotch Malt Whisky, 46% Alc/vol 70cl. Bottled 2011 – Only 500 Bottles. Its gaelic name, Feith A’ Chaorainn, means “The lands around the Rowan Tree

‘Willie Cochrane, Jura Distiller comments on this new release: ‘There has always been a link between the rowan tree and the islanders over the generations so what better way for us to commemorate that bond than bringing out a whisky. It is a special whisky that was first laid down in 1976 and has since been quietly matured in three fresh-run hogshead American White Oak casks which give us the continuity in spirit and taste that we are looking for’

Colour…Pale lemony goldjura-1976

Jim’s Tasting

Nose…Soft runny honey, zesty citrus notes, spicy cinnamon and plenty of wood.
Taste…Elegance in a glass, Dark chocolate, tropical fruit cakes, just the slightest hint of salty sea spray and peat.
Finish…Spices all over the place, sweet oranges a medium finish leaving your palate quite dry.

Score…4.5 Corks

Nicola’s Tasting

Nose…The aroma’s tell me I am going to love this one, Sweet fudge and honey, some oak and delicate spice.
Taste…Stewed fruits, lovely spice hangs in there, vanilla, milky cappuccino, don’t get any smoke or peat ( thank goodness )
Finish…Subtle and sweet, green apples and chocolate with some Christmas pudding with vanilla custard over the top, a delight.

Score…4 Corks

Overall score 4.5 Corks

This is a diamond from the Isle of Jura and at just under £500.00 a bottle it is not cheap by any means, is it worth it? yes it is. This is an elegant and full flavoured dram, sure to be in a collectors cabinet.  You can maybe obtain one from your specialist Whisky shop but it is available on-line (see our shop window below).

The Whisky Boys loved this dram and after tasting this one we finished for the evening, an enjoyable evening was had by both of us.

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