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Jura Rum Cask Finish

Jura Rum Cask Finish Cask Edition

What they say

Jura Single Malt whisky has announced the latest addition to its exciting portfolio in the shape of Jura Rum Cask Finish, a fruity, exotic single malt bringing the lively taste of the tropical to its range of whiskies.

Initially matured in American White Oak Ex Bourbon barrels, the spirit went on to conclude its maturation journey in hand selected Caribbean Rum Casks to create a smooth, creamy and fruity finish.

The rum cask influence gives this rich golden amber single malt an exotic flair.  From warm and welcoming aromas of exotic guava and coconut, sugar coated almonds, apricots and a touch of citrus entice the nose.  Mouth-wateringly smooth, the taste promises rich and creamy hints of sweet vanilla with fudge coming through, beautifully balanced with layers of enticing fruit sweetness of mango, banana and guava.

Gregg Glass, Whisky Maker & Blender at Whyte & Mackay, commented: “Our Jura Cask Editions have been created to showcase cask types in partnership with the Jura distillery character. The flavours offer interesting interpretations of our classic style, making them ideal for those looking to explore new flavours and finishes. With Jura Rum Cask Finish, the taste experience has been enhanced through the finish to create a beautifully tropical and fruity result. In making this release, we wanted to share a Single Malt that’s easy drinking and great value with compelling character!” 

The third in the recently introduced Jura Cask Editions, this whisky is presented in a striking sliver carton, with a distinctive design of lush green leaves and tropical flowers celebrating the origin of the Caribbean casks used to finish this whisky.

Head of International Malts at Whyte & Mackay, Kirsteen Beeston said, “Summer is on its way, and with it, consumers are seeking fruity, vibrant flavours that they can enjoy both mixed and on their own. Jura Rum Cask Edition offers an easy-sipper that will transport tastebuds to tropical islands by way of the remote Scottish island of Jura – whether in the comfort of a private balcony or garden.”

To emphasise the fruity flavours of the release, fans are recommended to try alongside a serve of grilled or glazed pineapple or enjoy alongside a traditional Caribbean dish such as Jerk Chicken. It is also encouraged to explore the dimensions of flavour in a sharing fruit punch or in a classic ginger beer long serve, swapping rum for 50ml of Jura Rum Cask Finish.

Each bottle of Jura Whisky is a celebration of our island home and embodies the passion of those who make it. This remote Scottish island provides the canvas from which these dedicated islanders take their inspiration, and our distillery provides the means by which to bring this to life through whisky making.

Jura Rum Cask Finish launches initially in the UK in 2021, available in Tesco stores from mid-March at £45 for 1 litre.

What I say

The third in Jura’s Cask Editions series sees a finish in ex-Rum Casks after a period of more traditional ex-Bourbon cask maturation.

  • ABV 40%
  • Age NAS
  • Bottler Official
  • Bottling Cask Editions
  • Cask Rum cask finish
  • Category Single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost £45
  • Origin Jura distillery
  • Outturn ?
  • Region Island
  • Released 2021
  • Vintage Undeclared

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance Dark orange gold (12/20), medium tears and long, medium legs.
  • Nose Sweet, sugary, woody, soft fruit, apple, coconut, vanilla sponge cake, custard or vanilla buttercream icing, nutty, honey nut cornflakes.
  • Taste Medium-bodied, thickens on the palate and spices emerge, oily, syrupy, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, white pepper, soft fruits, peach, apricot, apple, hint of treacle, toasted coconut and vanilla fudge.
  • Finish Long, sweet, spiced honey, cinnamon and toasted oak.
  • Overall Sweet and spicy, plenty of rum influence here and bourbon maturation too but in all this polished / boiled sweetness I was left wondering where the classic ‘Jura’ elements were that I usually love so much?

Score 83/100

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