Jura 16 Year-Old

The Jura 16 year-old is called Diurach, which in Gaelic means “People of Jura”. The Isle of Jura is part of Scotland’s west coast islands. It is matured in American White Oak for about 14 years and then finished it’s last two years in ex-Amoroso Oloroso sherry casks.

I like this whisky; it is smooth, elegant and rich.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Spice, apples, toffee and chocolate
Palate: chocolate, honey and spice
Finish: smooth, rich and lasting notes of spices
Cost: Averages around $75

There is a significant level of complexity with this whisky yet it remains extremely smooth. I found it to be very different than the Jura Prophecy, not in quality but in taste. The Prophecy has more of a peaty taste, which I love. This Diurach doesn’t have that. There is a mystery in these notes that make it extremely likeable.

The cost, well, a little high in my opinion. It is however a well-rounded whisky that is unique in taste. It’s not a whisky for everyone but to me it is that unique taste alone that makes it worth trying.

Cheers!

Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.

 

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