Jura 21 Year
Jura // Islands, Scotland
Closed in 1910, the distillery had to wait for five decades before opening back in a brand new building in 1963. However, this long period did not bother the team when they decided to release a 200th Anniversary edition of their Jura 21YO in 2010, referring to the very first beginning of the story in 1810. The current 21YO is based on the 200th Anniversary model, with the use of vintage casks to give complexity to the whisky.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"Just bring your glass to the nose and straight away you can tell this is a generous whisky. Nothing to hide here, aromas are lively and include lemon, lemon peel and marzipan before driving us to a more marine and salty territory. In mouth, it is salty, spicy and it tastes like there is more than 44% ABV in this whisky. Nothing aggressive though, thanks to the sweet profile and hints of coffee beans. Very well made indeed, but I wish the finish would have been longer."