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Jura 1977 Review

Isle of Jura 1977 When this Isle of Jura 1977 was first announced i was excited by a few things, firstly I'm a HUGE Jura fan, then there was the age, born in 1977 this whisky is still a couple of years younger than me, but only just, and the other was this line in the release - "first fill bourbon casks before being finished in a ruby port pipe for 12 months. "

I have had a real thing recently for Port finished whiskies and so i was super excited about this Jura, and even more so when a sample of this £600 a bottle dram was delivered courtesy of the guys at Whyte and Mackay.

This really is a lovely whisky and the port finish has added an extra layer of fruitiness that i've never had in a Jura before and I like it, a lot. It's not a big powerful punchy dram, but that fruitiness is lovely and for anyone with a sweet tooth it would happily be an easy drinking dram, worryingly so for the price, i know i'd easily drink my way through it.

I would have liked to have seen this released at cask strength but then at 35 years old 46% isn't likely to be much less than cask strength anyway.

This whisky will be available to buy in March and comes in it's own hand-made wooden box, so if you like your drams fruity and have the spare £600 this is definitely the one for you.

Check out Jura Whisky and why not sign up as a Diurach while you're there.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

massively fruity, the time in the port cask has totally given this a splash of summer fruit jam, tropical fruit yoghurt with pineapple, mango, papaya, a touch of home made caramel with condensed milk with manuka honey.

Palate

plum and pineapple jam, manuka honey sweetness, more tropical fruit yoghurt and a touch of caramel.

Finish

lovely long finish, tropical fruit and some spicy honey

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Jura 1977
Age: 35
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: Jura
Bottler: Jura
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islands
Posted: 19/02/2013 by Tom



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