Jura 12 Years Old 2008 Old Particular 13982

Jura 12 Years Old 2008 Old Particular 13982 Douglas Laing

What they say

From Douglas Laing’s particularly fab Old Particular independent bottling range comes a Jura 12 year old single malt Scotch whisky! This one was distilled back in February 2008 and allowed to rest for a dozen years in a refill hogshead, and then it was bottled in March 2020. Only 348 bottles were produced.

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Buttery pastries, rum-soaked raisins and a hint of candied ginger.
  • Palate: Fresh peach, pear drops, mint chocolate, nutmeg and more ginger.
  • Finish: Sweet malt and a hint of honey.

What I say

An Independently bottled Jura, distilled February 2008 and matured by Douglas Laing in a refill Hogshead for 12 years before bottling in 2020.

  • ABV 48.4%
  • Age 12 Years Old
  • Bottler Douglas Laing
  • Bottling Old Particular
  • Cask Refill hogshead
  • Category Single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost £50
  • Origin Jura distillery
  • Outturn 348 Bottles
  • Region Island
  • Released 2020
  • Vintage 2008

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance Barely gold (1/20), fine tears and legs.
  • Nose Toasted oak, toffee, molasses, dusty malted barley, coffee, toasted brown or granary bread, fresh ginger, hint of new make, metallic, tin cans.
  • Taste Creamy, malty, vanilla, cereals, buttery with a touch of menthol: Murray Mints, caramel, toffee, pear tart, cinnamon and nutmeg spices, chocolate limes and mint chocolate.
  • Finish Medium, honey, malt, vanilla and soft mints.
  • Overall Another pleasant under-cooked or rather under-casked Jura. Full of minty buttery toffee and a dollop of vanilla cream for good measure too.

Score 83/100

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