Jura, one of Scotland's island distilleries, recently announced that it will release a new series. The new Jura series, scheduled for sale in April, will replace the Origin, Superstition, Diurachs' Own 16 and Prophecy expressions.
There are 5 expressions in the new series:
Jura Journey, Jura 10, Jura 12, Jura Seven Wood and Jura 18.
The first thing that catches the eye in the new expressions is that the bottles and labels have a more modern look. Incorporating the brand Whyte & Mackay It is said that the company aims to attract the attention of new whiskey lovers by creating a more premium perception in this way.
The prices of the whiskeys in the series are around £33-75.
Here are the tasting notes for the new expressions:
Jura Journey – Fruity and slightly sooty notes on the nose. While vanilla and citrus dominate the palate, toffee flavors dominate the finish. (Price: £33)
Jurassic 10 –After aging in American white oak old bourbon barrels 10, it is finished in Oloroso sherry barrels. On the nose, rich fruity notes are accompanied by sherry and light soot. Bitter and nectarine on the palate, coffee flavors on the finish. (Price: £38)
Jurassic 12 – Matured in Oloroso sherry barrels for 12 years, the expression offers a balanced nose with sherry and sooty notes. While chocolate and liquor-like aromas are dominant on the palate, it offers a light soot at the finish. (Price: £45)
Jura Seven Wood – Expression, which is matured in 7 different carefully selected French oak and first filled white oak American barrels, has tropical and sooty notes on the nose. On the palate, fruity aromas such as peach and orange are accompanied by soot on the finish. (Price: £59)
Jurassic 18 – The expression, which is matured in American white oak barrels for 18 years, is transferred to red wine barrels for finishing. Jura 18, which is quite bodied and rich on the nose, offers notes of wine and soot. While toffee and forest fruits dominate the palate, there is a bitter chocolate flavor in the finish. (Price: £75)