Price Point: $35 – $45 for 750 ML
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.
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.