Jura 12 is a 12-year expression of the distillery on the island of Jura in the west of Scotland, aged in American oak and finished in Oloroso Sherry barrels.
The fact that George Orwell wrote the world-famous classic novel 1984, in seclusion on the island of Jura, is among the information that makes the island interesting.
Jura 12 (Scotch Single Malt, 40% abv)
Nose: Fruity-sweet scents such as citrus, peach, apple, honey are accompanied by light leather, heather and light salt. With the aeration of the glass, vanilla and oak scents become evident. Complex and elegant.
Palate: The sherry effect is a little more pronounced on the palate. Full flavors such as orange, raisin, caramel and chocolate are accompanied by intense oak, very light soot and coffee. It's full and slippery.
Finish: The fruity character on the palate is also felt in the finish. A caramel, oak, bitter and very slightly sooty finish.
Overall: The last time I had a chance to taste Jura 12 was a Whyte & Mackay vertical tasting. I can say that Jura 12, together with Dalmore 12, became one of my favorite expressions. I especially found the complex character in the nose quite successful. Much more fruity and aromatic compared to the brand's 10-year bottling.
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