Jura – 12 Year Old

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Tonight’s dram is @jurawhisky 12 Year Old. Bottled at 40% ABV. This was a nice, easy drinking, sherried whisky that, unfortunately, fell a little short for me.

Colour: Rich Amber

Nose: Cinnamon, Cloves, Chocolate covered raisins, vanilla and dried fruit.

Palate: Light smoke, all spice, walnuts, more dried fruit and a hint of citrus on the back porch.

Finish: Short, Smokey haze that transitions from sweet to dry.

Mouth feel: Thin and dry

I would pair this dram with a salt and pepper seasoned, medium rare with a good char, ribeye steak.

I tried adding water… Don’t do it! The folks at Jura Distillery have already added water and in my opinion…too much. I found the whisky fell apart with more water added. Having said that… This dram had some good qualities at the beginning and feel it would be even better at 46%ABV. I would recommend it to someone new to whisky but would definitely not feature it at a club tasting full of seasoned whisky drinkers.

I give this dram a 4.2 out of 10

Adam, Blue Collar

2 Replies to “Jura – 12 Year Old”

  1. Got Jura for a gift. I am new at whisky tasting and don’t know much of the flavour descriptions but this one tasted rather medicinal to me. Not smooth enough. Thought it needed more aging. Lacked depth of flavour. 4 out of 10.

  2. Thank you Sherry for your comment. Jura 12 year is noted for its light smoky flavour, so if you have discovered a medicinal taste it may have to do with what you were tasting prior to experiencing the dram. Acidic food, for example, changes the taste profile as does sweetened meats or chocolate. So may I suggest trying another dram, noting what you eat beforehand, to see if you are still experiencing the same medicinal notes. We are curious to know if you experience the same.

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