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Apparently this was discontinued in 2018, which made it a rare find when I nabbed a bottle at the end of last year. This is my first experience with Jura, and I understand a heavily-peated malt like this is not their usual style. For better or for worse, this is my introduction to the distillery from the Isle of Jura.
Nose: Peat, sea salt, seaweed, brine, rubber, band-aid, ash, and iodine leap out of the glass. Smoke is nonexistent. Honeydew, lime, and orange. Sundried tomato. Caramel, nougat, and vanilla. Cranberry and raspberry. Black pepper and other baking spices. Solid nose.
Palate: Some bonfire smoke appears, alongside a punch of iodine. More of the sea salt, brine, and seaweed. Honeydew, cranberry, raspberry, and apple. Milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla. Jelly note that gives this a thick viscosity. Cinnamon and some baking spices. Solid again.
Finish: The rubber returns from the nose alongside some earthy peat. Iodine and band-aid as well. Honeydew. Caramel, milk chocolate, and nougat. Cinnamon, black pepper, and other baking spices. Moderate-long finish. Great stuff.
Damn good whisky. My first impression of Jura is a very good one. It's a shame to read that this is discontinued in favor of less-peated malts. The formula they used here produced a unique and quality Scotch. In my opinion, it's one worth keeping around.
At $69, this was well worth the price of entry. 4/5 The bottle says "Sipcy Sea Spray." This malt is well-deserving of that title. After this, I'll be giving Jura some more attention. As for this one, consider me a fan.