Jura Superstition – 06 October 2014

Produced at: Jura distillery, on the island of Jura.

Description: The distillery didn’t open until 1810, the people of Jura were entitled to distill whisky for personal consumption, until a ban was introduced in 1781.The Isle of Jura is a barren, sparsely populated island off the west coast of Scotland. It is a close northern neighbour of the more-prolific whisky-producing island of Islay, but the light, delicate nature of the signature whisky made by Jura’s one distillery, the Isle of Jura, is vastly different from the heavily peated, medicinal malts of Islay. A union of two Jura malt whisky styles: one bold, strong and peated, the other warm and delicate. Superstition is a unique whisky created from the marriage of traditional Islay style peated barley and a selection of aged malts.

Type: ScotchWhisky
Expression: Single Malt Whisky
Age: Made up of whiskies aged for 13 years and 21 years
ABV: 43%

Tasting Notes:
Colour:Amber
Nose: Gristy and quite like new make. This is a young whisky, though it offers up the same evocative smoke and heady malt that you’d expect from an older Jura. It’s quite sweet and creamy, and reminds us of Chantilly cream.
Palate: Sweet and porridge-like. A cereal fest on the tongue, with hints of white pepper and black forest honey with hot buttered toast. Oily.
Finish: Medium length with hints of honey and spice on the tail.

Awards:
Silver Outstanding: Scotch Single Malt – Island – 2014. International Wine & Spirit Competition
Silver: Distillers’ Single Malts 12 years and under – 2014. International Spirits Challenge
Silver: Scotch Single Malt – Island – 2013. International Wine & Spirit Competition

Bottle #42

 

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