Jura Signature Series 18 Year Old
This Jura 18 Year Old from the recently announced signature series from Jura is the oldest, with age statement, in the new Signature range.
This is the oldest of the new Signature range, at least of those with an Age statement, and for me it's a nice dram but lacks a little of the punch of the younger drams.
The 44% abv has lifted this to a better mouthfeel but the nose and palate are still very light, and more influence from the sherry casks with it's light sweetness has meant the puffs of smoke are almost none existent and come across more as over cooked toast etc.
There's a large hint of woody notes in here that come over more sawdust like, it's almost a little overaged, but it balances well with the sweetness, just feels a little lackluster and needs a punch of something more to make it stand out from the crowd.
A nice dram, but one that i could see being overlooked for others at a similar price, shame!
Soon to be available, I believe early April, from specialists such as Robert Graham, Royal Mile Whiskies, The Whisky Exchange or Master of Malt
Thanks to Scott from Whyte and Mackay who let me sample these fine drams.
Quite light in the nose, definite floral manuka honey notes, honeysuckle infused caramel, chocolate caramel coated digestives, lightly toasted almonds and some freshly made ciabatta and some light sawdust notes.
Tangy orange and lemon peel and mandarin jelly, Demerara sugar, sweet dried apricots and a hint of some dried cranberries, quite drying, crushed toasted almonds, oat flapjack, more of the ciabatta, this time in a crunchy crouton style, a touch of sawdust again.
Bread, drying, a little long lasting sawdust
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