May 03

Jura Superstition Scotch – Review

Jura Superstition ScotchJura Superstition Lightly Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky

86 Proof

Price Point: $45 – $55 for 750 ML

Distiller: Jura Distillery

 

Background

No age statement whiskeys seem to have become more and more prevalent in recent years.  The mainstay Scotch brands such as Glenlivet and Glenfiddich still rely on their standard 12, 15, and 18 year old offerings, but many other brands are releasing expressions that are unique mixes of the distillery’s single malts at different ages. What this tells me is that consumers are less worried about the prestige of an older whiskey, and more concerned about taste. I can get on board with that concept.

Jura Superstition is a blend of Jura’sfinest young and aged (up to 21 years) whiskies“. It is lightly peated, according to the label, and should make for an interesting piece to their portfolio opposite the 10 Year Old that I already reviewed.

 

Review

The nose on Jura Superstition is malty and yeasty, with some light smoke and peat.  There’s sourdough bread and a little bit of candy (licorice?). I also detect honey akin to a Balvenie.  Superstition’s nose is complex and certainly interesting.

In the mouth, Superstition has more peat and smoke, with a thin mouthfeel. It’s a little disappointing, although it tasted better the second time I went to review.  I get a touch of fruity sweetness with malt toward the end.  This whisky is very smooth, with some unique grass notes.

Jura Superstition’s finish is malty, spicy, and mid-length.

 

Rating & Recommendations

This tasty dram earns a rating of 82 out of 100.

Although incredibly smooth, Jura Superstition was not what I expected (and hoped) it would be.  This is a very good whisky on the nose, but disappoints later in the tasting experience.

 

-Ryan

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