Jura

Isle of Jura 28 Years Old 1992 (41.2%, LOTG, Bourbon Barrel #1857, 183 bottles, 2020)

Isle of Jura 28 Years Old 1992

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 40.1%
  • Age: 28 Years Old
  • Bottling: Lady of the Glen, Bourbon Barrel #1857, 183 bottles
  • Category: Island single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £170
  • Origin: Jura distillery
  • Vintage: 1992

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What they say

Originally established in 1810 and revived in 1963; the Isle of Jura distillery is known for producing a light, floral distillate with a hint of smoke and honey, not typical to the region.

We were incredibly fortunate to acquire a rare 28-year-old Bourbon matured cask in April of this year, just in the nick of time considering its 41.2

What I say

Distilled at Jura in 1992 and matured for 28 years in an ex-bourbon barrel. Bottled by lady of the Glen as part of their Summer 2020 outturn.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Champagne Gold (4/20), medium tears and strong legs.
  • Nose: Apple, hay, grassy, dry tobacco, malted barley, touch coastal, salted caramel, vanilla, quite dry.
  • Taste: Sugary, green apple, grassy hay, some light caramel and honey, lemon cream, butterscotch, highland cream toffee.
  • Finish: Medium-long, dry oak wood, hints of honey and malted barley.

Overall

Initially quite a quiet and unassuming dram but not closed. Distillate driven, though there are some good additions here from the cask that has mellowed this spirit over the 28 years. The end result is dangerously drinkable.

Score 86/100

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