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,
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.
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.
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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