Jura 12 Years Old

Jura 12 Years Old

What they say


This is Jura at its most intense and muscular, yet it remains an approachable whisky that makes the perfect accompaniment to a gathering. That’s how our tiny island community enjoys it.

Bourbon cask maturation and an aged oloroso sherry finish produce a honeyed sweetness that offer notes of warm spice, banana, soft citrus and a finish of freshly ground coffee and dark chocolate.

Official tasting note

  • COLOUR Golden-hued
  • NOSE Dark chocolate, honey, walnut and soft citrus
  • TASTE Coffee, salted bananas, liquorice, brown sugar
  • CASK FINISH Matured in American White ex bourbon barrels for 12 years and finished in Oloroso sherry casks from Jerez, Spain

What I say

Bottled as part of Jura’s Signature Series following the range redesign in 2018. The 12 year old features and Oloroso sherry cask finish after an initial ex-Bourbon maturation. Sampled to celebrate the Jura Music Festival 2021 (Online).

  • ABV 40%
  • Age 12 Years Old
  • Bottler Official
  • Bottling Signature series
  • Cask Bourbon & Sherry
  • Category Single malt Scotch whisky
  • Cost £35
  • Origin Jura Distillery
  • Outturn n/a
  • Region Island
  • Released 2018
  • Vintage Undeclared

Available from Amazon, Master of Malt & The Whisky Exchange

My tasting notes

  • Appearance Dark orange gold (12/20), medium-large tears and numerous medium legs.
  • Nose Cereal barley malt, nutty and sweet, golden syrup, flapjack, marmalade, fruity apples and pears, apricot, dried fruit; raisins, vanilla and cinnamon, apple strudel, touch of salt and sooty smoke.
  • Taste Medium-light bodied, toffee, chocolate, caramel, spiced; cinnamon, ginger, star anise, fruity; peach, pear and apricot, more chocolate, hazelnut, coffee, strudel and apple turnover pastries, apricot Danish, again finished with a touch of salted caramel and peat smoke.
  • Finish Long, gently spiced and slightly herbal fruit compote, earthy chocolate and coffee.
  • Overall A much cleaner presentation from Jura, certainly they have tightened up on their base bourbon cask maturation stock. I found myself wishing for a little more depth (and grime) on the palate and this is a little sweet & polished on the finish but overall a great balance and intensity.

Score 84/100

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