Jul 07

Jura 10 Year Old Scotch – Review

Jura 10 Year Old ScotchJura 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

86 Proof

Price Point: $35 – $45 for 750 ML

Distiller: The Isle of Jura Distillery Co. Ltd.

 

Background

There are certain brands in the whiskey business that fly under the radar, create a small portfolio of quality whiskeys, and gather a loyal cult following.  Jura is one of those brands.

The Jura distillery is on an island just north of Islay.  Although the current flagship product (the one being reviewed here) doesn’t share the smoky characteristics of its Islay neighbors, it used to according to the experts.

 

Review

The nose is great on this whisky.  Lots of fruit – pear and apples.  Not a hint of peat from the nose.

The taste of Jura 10 Year Old really opens up the complexity.  The fruit nearly disappears as malty, leathery notes fill in the flavor profile.  A very small amount of peat shows up if anything to remind you of the whisky’s origins.

The finish relatively long, with a lot of spice.

 

Rating & Recommendations

Jura 10 Year Old is a very complex Scotch, especially for how reasonable it is.  I give this entry-level expression a rating of 83 out of 100.

Jura 10 Year Old is a really enjoyable Scotch, and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a high-quality, inexpensive whisky.

 

-Ryan

3 comments

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    • Kristian Svennevig on March 6, 2013 at 3:14 pm
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    The Jura distillery is the only distillery on the isle of Jura. It is not on Islay as is stated above.

      • Ryan on March 6, 2013 at 7:38 pm
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      It actually depends on who you ask. But, I have updated my post, nonetheless.

      -Ryan

    • Jimbo on April 2, 2013 at 9:53 pm
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    I kindheartedly concur… Jura 10 is an enjoyable blend of scotch. FOR me… it’s not just the price, the taste was much smoother than a 2nd Dalmore12 which IS considered a MUST TRY at other web-site reviews. Not only do I enjoy Jura 10, I’ve tried Superstitious and the Jura 16, pure joy with each of these fine drinks. If I were to reconsider Dalmore scotch, it would be their finer scotch… Cigar Malt, awesome, just a tad too pricey for everyday casual drink. JURA 10 is a pleasure to drink and it FITS into my budget.

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