Jura // Islands, Scotland
This vintage-dated whisky was bottled in 2014 making this a 30-year old whisky. It was aged in a combination of American white oak, and Amoroso and Apostoles ex-sherry butts. It was created to honor the novelist, George Orwell who wrote his dystopian novel, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" while he was visiting the Isle of Jura in 1947-48. Only 1984 bottles were created.
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.
Cask TypeAmerican white oak, Amoroso and Apostoles ex-sherry butts
"Rich dried fruits appear on the nose with a bit of that sherry-funk quality that is a bit oxidized and smoky. The whisky is considerably creamy, like you can almost cut it with a knife. Malty, chocolaty, and vanilla notes are on the palate and the finish is on the woody and chewy side."