Jura 1976 Feith A' Chaorainn 35 Year
Peated Single Malt
Jura // Islands, Scotland
“Feith A' Chaorainn” translates from Gaelic to “lands around the Rowan” and refers to the name of a lucky Rowan tree located on the island of Jura. As the tale is told, the islanders cut sprigs from this tree to tie onto their homes, barns, and fishing boats as a protective ward against the weather. The whisky itself was distilled in 1976 and matured in three ex-bourbon barrels. These barrels were then married together and bottled in 2011 at 92 proof. The production was limited to a mere 500 bottles.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
"The nose is quite complex with bright citrus zest, mild orange-blossom honey, and bold woody spice. Sweet vanilla, salted caramel, and gentle hints of smoke are found. The palate shows a notable dry and tannic characteristic that is beautifully balanced by the sweetness from a tropical fruit cake and rich malt. Baking spices of cinnamon and anise appear along with vanilla caramels. The finish is exquisitely long and dry with more smoke than found on the nose but it does not overwhelm the whisky. "