Whisky Review: Jura 21 Years Old 1992 Authentic Collection
- Single malt scotch whisky
- 46.8% ABV,
- £60 for 70cl
- Score: 84/100
What they say:
An indie bottling of 21 year old Jura whisky, distilled in 1992, matured in a bourbon hogshead and bottled in February 2014 by Cadenhead with an outturn of 114 bottles. A top Island distillery and a top whisky indeed.
What I Say:
Another miniature bottling purchased and put aside for a rainy day. Over the festive period I had both reason and time to open some of these. The first was from one of my favourite Speyside distilleries Aberlour 18 Years Old 1994 – Strictly Limited ~ 46% (Càrn Mòr), the second was this Cask end from Cadenheads from another of my favourites; Jura. This expression was matured for 21 years in an ex-Bourbon Hogshead.
Refractive gold, thick/heavy tears
Sweet cereal barley, toffee, spirit/feinty, caramel, oak wood, spicy, light, fresh linen, apricot/peach mousse, green coconut, mint/peppermint, menthol, green tea, soggy tea leaves, candlewax, toasted coconut and celery/smoked apple
Toffee, Murray Mint sweeties, light mint, creamy toffee and butterscotch, creamy vanilla and fresh coconut flesh, Sandalwood-like (slightly less perfumed), caramel, banana milkshake
Medium, drying, creamy, gently spiced, black pepper heat, cleansing and light
Unusually minty, suggestive of a slightly under-active cask, however this combines beautifully on this occasion with the toffee sweetness of Jura. The end result is a minty toffee reminiscent of Murray Mints. Incredibly smooth and creamy.