Product Type: Jura Vodka
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Jura - Superstition
Member Name: dangaroo
Jura - Superstition
Advantages: Stylish, smoky and moreish
Disadvantages: The resulting hangover
Although, I do enjoy a tipple from time to time, I'm not a big whisky lover. Regardless of the quantity, I usually find the first sip to be like accidentally swallowing perfume (something that has actually happened when I've used it in an emergency to dry out a cold sore), as the night goes on it becomes more palatable which is usually regretted the next day.
I was bought a 0.7l bottle of this single malt whisky by a good friend when my son was born. My wife had me last minute decorating while she was in hospital and he came over to lend a hand, several hours later and deep into the night, there was a collection of beer bottles and a 3/4 empty bottle of whisky laying in the room, only half the room had been decorated and both of us were feeling the effects of mixing our drinks and were now slouched in separate arm chairs dozing off. Our last attempt to reach a far flung corner of the ceiling had led to my friend somersaulting from a tip-toed position on a chair and knocking down a lamp in the process. We had decided to call it a night.
The remote Western Hebridean island of Jura is famed for it's affordable single malts, Superstition is a young lightly peated malt whisky, not as strong on the tongue as Prophecy nor as aged as the 10 or 21 year poisons. I can't really claim to be a whisky connoisseur but people with more refined palates than my own, assure me that this is a good beginner whisky and one that is not too strongly flavoured. Some even complain of it's lack of flavour but I found the smokiness to be quite evident.
It's bottle and box distinctly stylish with a prominent Ankh cross, add a touch of sophistication. My flat is a cramped place but I liked it so much that I kept the box and bottle for a long time before it finally met its maker in the form of one of my wife's spring-cleaning moods. There's a message on the back of the bottle citing that local tradition states that once the bottle is opened, it should be drank in one sitting. Passing this off for a marketing ploy to sell more bottles and considering our sozzled state at the time, I decided to dismiss it. Interestingly though, the next time we were to open it during a liquid lunch, myself, the colleague who had bought it and several of our other co-workers were to be made redundant. A coincidence or were the islanders right after all?
At 43%, this is slightly stronger than average, initially harsh, it's so smoky that if you drink it inside, you risk breaking the smoking ban! At about £27, it's not too extortionate and is probably worth checking out, just make sure you drink it in one sitting!
Summary: Interesting for a non whisky drinker like myself
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