Product Type: Jura Vodka
Newest Review: ... was it? Well in a word no it was not. First of all the colour of the whisky, Jura is darker than average I would say, there are darker on... more
Not One For Me
Jura - 10 Year Old
Member Name: CallMeRalph
Jura - 10 Year Old
Advantages: Good Price
Disadvantages: To Sweet
Of the many different kinds of whisky I have tried over the years, one that I have tried several versions of is Jura. Along with the standard 10 year version they all make a lightly peated on called Superstition and they also make a heavily peated on called Prophecy. This time though I am going to be taking a look at the bog standard 10 year version, this is the one you see most often when you pop down to the supermarket.
Jura is a small island of the west coast of Scotland. The distillery there is named after the island and has been producing whisky for many many years. Jura is quite a popular whisky and they sell bottles all over the world. The first time I bought myself a bottle of this one was around five years ago, I like some of the other island whiskies and am a massive fan of Islay whisky which is usually quite peaty and smokey. I hoped that as this one was also made on an island it may be quite similar, so was it?
Well in a word no it was not. First of all the colour of the whisky, Jura is darker than average I would say, there are darker ones out there but Jura tends to be quite dark in colour. The smell you get when you slosh this around and take a sniff is quite sweet, not something I am really fond of. When you have a sip I find Jura is quite harsh and hits you full pelt, the taste is again sweet with strong barley flavours coming through. The finish is not as long as it should be and quite peppery which I do tend to like, but again that sweet almost honey like taste is not something I enjoy and so it spoils the entire drink for me.
Jura whisky is 40% so not a very strong one and you can usually buy it for around £28 although this is one that does very often come on offer. I spotted a bottle of this for just £21 over the Christmas period so it's worth shopping around and waiting for the offers to come on for this particular whisky.
For the average whisky drinker and certainly for new whisky drinkers this is a decent enough single malt. For me though it's not one I really enjoy, I have only bought this once and would say I'd be unlikely to buy it again in the future. If you like sweet whiskies then by all means give this a try, but if like me you prefer a good dose of peat and smoke then Jura is one that you should probably not bother with.
Summary: Not The Best Single Malt
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