Jura 1984 (2014 Release)
It's always an exciting time when i see that my favourite distillery, Jura, have released something new and interesting and this Jura 1984 is certainly both new and interesting.
Jura 1984 Vintage honours the connection to the writer George Orwell who wrote the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four whilst staying on the island. Rebuilt in 1963 to revive a remote community nestled off the West Coast of Scotland, Jura has one road, one pub, one shop and one distillery which creates a uniquely crafted mix of whiskies completely unlike any others.
This is filled on the nose with lovely dunnage warehouse dusty notes and those big dark fruit notes you get from prunes and figs, the palate really brings these together with some brown sugar filled cake mix and it is such a warming lovely thick dram, it really works for me.
Thanks to my friends at Jura for the sample.
Straight out the bottle there is a little lactic hint that mellows a few seconds after sitting in the glass, then comes a big dusty woody dun age note with handfuls of drying but still a touch damp hay then prunes and figs fight it out for space before a hint of waxy orange peel and the burnt edges of a fruity Christmas cake comes through
First up here is waxy orange peel and the oil from it bits of pith too, then a spoonful of prunes and a touch of pencil eraser before a whack of warm Christmas cake takes over and fills your mouth with fruit and that brown sugar cake mix yum.
Warming like cough syrup tasty like warm Christmas cake