Isle of Jura

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Isle of Jura

Postby jazz lover » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:29 pm

Your thoughts on this single malt?
Not one talked about much.

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Re: Isle of Jura

Postby jazz lover » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:18 pm

Thanks Nick, I have tried the superstition a few years
back and found it nice, as I remember. And everything
I read clearly rates the older ages much better.Time
to start sampling the older ones, however these bottles
are harder to find. BTW I like your net/whiskies update,
Nice work.

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Re: Isle of Jura

Postby TheTross » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:44 pm

Not a fan of the 10yo by and large - a bit nondescript really overall. The only other Ise of Jura I've had was the Superstition, which grew on me over time and was one that I ended up enjoying quite a lot towards the end of the bottle.

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Re: Isle of Jura

Postby TheTross » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:17 pm

If it helps, these are my notes for the Superstition:

Nose: Sweet. Soft peat and brine. Spicy and peppery. Cocoa powder. Hints of honey, lemon, liquorice, wood and moss. Marzipan. Faint hints of antiseptic cream, potato peelings(!) and tobacco smoke. Sherried notes.

Palate: Soft and quite creamy. Subtly peated. A little oily and dusty. A light brininess comes through after a few seconds, as does a fruity sweetness. Delicately salted and faintly chocolaty. Liquorice. Honeyed. Ground white pepper.

Finish: Honeyed and fruity, with a little wood and semi-melted salted liquorice. Notes of something akin to very mild antiseptic cream develop after a while, as do faint touches of tobacco smoke.

I recall not really enjoying this when it was first opened, but oxidation seems to have helped a lot - either that, or I just didn't appreciate it back then. A pleasant whisky - particularly on the nose, which is very good - with the gentle peat sitting well with the overall typical Jura character. A simple enough dram for those non-contemplative moments, but also one you can get your teeth into. Good stuff.

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Re: Isle of Jura

Postby 37degrees » Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:54 pm

I heard the 10yo has changed alot lately - should be better now, so maybe Collector57's remarks are out of date?

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Re: Isle of Jura

Postby 37degrees » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:12 pm

OK then, but I think I'll try it anyway someday :)

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Re: Isle of Jura

Postby Whisky1978 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:20 pm

Recently I've sampled the superstition. It's a good whisky made of a combination of younger and older casks. What I like the most of the superstition is the fruity-smoke combination.

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Re: Isle of Jura

Postby Reggaeblues » Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:01 am

Never was big on Jura 10, the standard, when offered.A "nice but...not about to buy a bottle" kind of dram. But then a neighbour dropped by with a Superstition one night, and that was a different kettle of fish.

Well. not literally, and not in the "Ardbeg/smoked mackerel" sense, but it definitely caught my interest! I remember thinking it had something of the Springbank about it, a touch of turf and smoke.


...but that said, I'd sooner buy a Longrow CV.

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Re: Isle of Jura

Postby upright » Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:10 pm

I enjoyed Jura earth a lot more than the 10.

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Re: Isle of Jura

Postby craig-mcgill » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:43 am

Jura Prophecy is now out as well and more details of that can be found at Richard Paterson's Whyte and Mackay blog at http://www.themasterblender.com/2009/10/04/meet-latest-jura-jura-prophecy/

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Re: Isle of Jura

Postby 37degrees » Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:29 pm

Someone said irish whiskey often was like cookies. I think Superstition is somewhat like bacon. It's OK, but I prefer Powers :lol:

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Re: Isle of Jura

Postby jazz lover » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:47 pm

:o

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Re: Isle of Jura

Postby Doug1937 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:45 pm

I just finished a bottle of Jura 10, and was quite happy with it. IMO it's worth trying at least once. It didn't strike me as very peaty, and was similar to Deanston 10 in many respects, though better.

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Re: Isle of Jura

Postby 37degrees » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:27 pm

OK then. Jura 10 was among the 12 bottles (my birthday present for myself), and I've tasted it a few times now. I'm affraid it wasn't my thing either. I'll have to agree with Nick (C57), but I can always use it in irish coffee.

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Re: Isle of Jura

Postby MacDeffe » Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:32 pm

I have never been a huge fan of IofJ's either

Especially ther 10 seems to be very popular amongst people who doesnt normally drink malts (opposed to other malts). I have experienced that quite a few times

I agreee that SMOS 5yr peated is excellent. I also tried a 10yr Chieftains recently which wasnt only a very good IofJ but also a very very good 10year

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Re: Isle of Jura

Postby laphroaig10_65 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:44 pm

These weeks I am tasting a Jura 1991/2004 "Moon Import - Collection Paris" 46%, very good, double-faced, sweet and saltish.

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