I was just scrolling through my reviews looking for Jura tasting notes, because I’m about to review the Jura Winter Edition… But I just found out that I just never wrote one before. Funny as I also recently had a very first review of a Cardhu and now also the first Jura here on Whiskylifestyle!
As with Cardhu, there is of course a reason for this. I’m just not much of a Jura fan, it’s not my cup of tea. That is not weird, we all have our own favourite brands and logically, these are also the brands I buy bottles from. In my case, you can see that Springbank and Clynelish are especially well represented in the review section.
But a while ago I received a sample package from Whyte & Mackay, which represented some of their brands. Among them were a Dalmore 12 year old Sherry Cask Select, a 16 year old Fettercairn (which was rather tasty by the way) and also this relatively new Jura Winter Edition
This Jura is matured in American white oak ex-Bourbon barrels and finished in Spanish Sherry casks. Bottled at 40% ABV.
Jura Winter Edition tasting notes:
Nose: dried fruits, such as raisins and dates. Red apples. A hint of orange liqueur. Tea biscuits. A pinch of some kind of floral honey. Followed by cinnamon sticks, mixed with potpourri.
Taste: honey. A sweet dark chocolate and toffee. Sweet mandarins, raisins and maple syrup. A hint of brown sugar. Then it goes towards a bunch of spices, cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg. Gingerbread too.
Finish: short to mid-long with raisins and dates again, mixed with cinnamon and chocolate.
It sure does live up to the name, but it’s a little too sweet for my palate on some points. Nevertheless not a bad dram but not something to write home about either. Quite an easy sipper.