Tag Archives: Isle of Jura

Jura One and All, 21yo, 51%

Let’s get this out: I generally think of Jura as my second least favorite distillery in Scotland. The number one spot is taken by Abhainn Dearg. Somehow, I decided to give them another chance two years ago when this one … Continue reading

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Jura 21, 44%

Jura is not one of my favorite distilleries. I got hugely turned off of them by some official 10 year old bottling from about a decade ago, and they’ve not been able to sway me back since. I know they’re … Continue reading

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Wrapping up the Advent Calendar from Drinks by the Dram

So, I stared well with that Advent Calendar blogging. Then the Blind Tasting Competition started and that took over. I tried blogging twice per day but that was just too time consuming. Catching up with a massive blog post and … Continue reading

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Whisky Advent Calendar, days 13 to 19…

So, I suddenly stopped blogging about the Whisky Advent Calendar from Drinks by the Dram / Master of Malt. This didn’t happen for nothing. I am also the editor-in-chief of our whisky club’s magazine, De Kiln. It’s a quarterly publication, … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition day 13: Isle of Jura 1988, 51.2% – The Whiskyman for Sweden

Where yesterday saw me scoring for guessing the correct distillery, today saw me staying just clear of zero points based on a wild ABV guess. Just for the sake of completeness. After 13 days, you can technically have 1300 points. … Continue reading

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Jura 18, 1992-2010, 52.8% – Duncan Taylor Rare Auld

Thank goodness they still exist! Jura bottlings from indie bottlers that are not heavily peated! I have been trying to get hold of a good Jura bottling without any peat in it, but it seems I’ve missed my moment when … Continue reading

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Jura 18, 1966-1984, 46% – Cadenhead

About two months ago a guy from our club posted a picture of a supposedly awesome Jura on Facebook. I don’t have much experience with Jura, mostly because a lot of not-so-nice whisky comes from there, and most affordable indies … Continue reading

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Jura 30, Camas an Staca, 44%

Let’s start off the new year with a series of decadent whisky reviews, with this 30 year old Jura to be the first. Camas an Staca means ‘standing stone’, referring to one of the eight standing stones dotted around the … Continue reading

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Jura Elixir

It feels like it’s been about a million years since I tried a Jura, especially an official one. I got this sample as part of a sample swap with Phil Blake, after I sent him the scraps of the Master … Continue reading

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