Isla of Jura Bourbon 24 yrs Island Cask Strength Signatory Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Located off Scotland’s western coast on the Isle of Jura, the island’s only distillery opened in 1810. After a massive renovation in the mid-1900s, the distillery was reopened in 1963 in hopes to boost the island’s economy. AGED: 24 years DISTILLED ON: December 17, 1989 BOTTLE ON: September 17, 2014 MATURED IN: Bourbon Barrel CASK NO: 30416 ALC: 54.9%
NOSE: sooty notes, wet newspaper, along with a lot of coastal notes, olive juice, kelp, a little iodine, complemented by soft earthy notes and grass, burnt heather, and ginger. After a while creamier notes emerge, like ripe gooseberries and strawberries, and toffee.
TASTE: oily, salty, and definitely peatier than the nose suggested. Flavors include grapefruit and softly bitter (burnt) herbs, sharp brine, smoked, salted fish, and oysters. Some sweet lemon and vague white fruits present underneath.
FINISH: long, quite sharp and briny again, with grasses, herbs and liquor ice.