Isle of Jura - Bourbon Barrel - 1996 / 2011 - Tasting Notes

The Isle of Jura whiskies normally don't please us hugely sadly. We just don't seem to hit the spot with them. But after Maltstock when packing in the car Jock  gave us a sample out of his car to try. This is a cask sample from the Isle of Jura distillery, distilled in 1996 and drawn from the cask on 28/09/11. Matured in Bourbon barrel 5227 and at 61,2%

The nose gives me lots of sweetness, fruit, vanilla, raisin, creamy, custard, fruitcake, dried apricots, and some fresh citrus notes. On the palate the notes from the nose come back very nicely.

It is sweet, honey, fruity, warming, vanilla pods, dried apricots, creamy, and beginning to get a bit tropical fruity. Bit liquerish and light wood note in the back with the fresh citrus overlay also on the palate.

The finish is sweet and honeyed and of medium length. Scoring an 7,5 out of 10 for me, very nice rich and balanced dram. Thanks Jock for sharing this! Another one from this distillery that pleased us very much!

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