Jura Seven Wood

Peated Single Malt

Jura // Islands, Scotland

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  1. swedishmike

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
    Color: Amber Nose: Not too strong alcohol hit. Apple. Taste: Sweet flavour. Doesn't stay about for long. Hint of peat/smoke. Pleasant enough.
  2. Du7

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
    Classic but loses his interest very fast.
  3. BaconMcBeardy

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  4. AnastyGorilla

    Tasted
    4.75
    4.75 out of 5 stars
    Madison Wisconsin Area Local
  5. socialdistilledspirits

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    So I've been meaning to write up a review on this for a little while but have put it off. Circumstances have forced my hand as a friend left an excellent bottle of RUA from @gwrdistilling and took this bottle in return. Jura Distillery is located on the Island of Jura. Fun fact, George Orwell wrote the novel "1984" while staying there. I purchased the bottle when it first came out as I was fairly new to whisky and was intrigued on the premise of seven different types of oak barrels being used in maturation. I've never heard of Jura before and went on their website, which looked a lot different then it does now. I distinctly remember the website implying that the distillery was owned and operated by the small community residing on the island. The truth is that the current distillery was rebuilt in 1963 by the island's owners as a way to stop further decline in population of the island. The distillery has been owned by Whyte and Mackay Group since 1995, which was acquired by Emperador Distillers Inc. in 2014. The distillery is pretty much the only source of work for those who live on the Island of Jura. On the nose there's some citrus and baked apple notes with touch of cinnamon. On the palate it starts out sweet like honey and candied apple, slight nuttiness then there's a bit of citrus and ginger notes with black pepper spice followed by bitterness and slightly metallic finish. It's interesting to nurse this and almost taste the influence of the different types of oaks, however, there's nothing that really ends up happening. It feels like this was rushed and not enough time given in European oaks. Interesting premise that is flawed in execution. It's not bad, but I had much higher expectations for this. Maybe future releases will show improvement.
  6. drunkentiger1214

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
  7. Froomba

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
  8. Miros

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
  9. Miros

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    One of the best whiskies I ever tried.
  10. Toby-Meatyard

    Tasted
    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
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