Part of the new core range of whiskies launched by Isle of Jura in early 2018, this 10 year old expression takes the place of Jura Origin. It’s initially aged in American white oak bourbon barrels before enjoying a finishing period in Oloroso sherry butts and bottled at 40% ABV. It has the subtle smoke characteristic of Jura’s excellent Island single malts, with robust vanilla and an intense kick of sherried sweetness underneath.
Nose: Honeyed barley and peaches in syrup, with light wafts of fragrant wood smoke.
Palate: Oily and subtly spicy at first, before notes of earthy vanilla pod and chocolate-covered raisins develop.
Finish: Another touch of smoke rounds things off.
Food Pairing: Buffalo and blue cheese burger with sweet potato fries with a side of sticky chicken wings (Western), Steamed Barbecue Pork Bun (Chinese), Karaage Fried Chicken (Japanese)