Jura Single Minded 8yo | 41.5% | Island
Isle of Jura Distillery
, Scotland founded: 1810 | active
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Meet #60 | 21/02/15 | Hosted by Shelley
It was a birthday bash, featuring a bag full of whiskies and a can of Buckfast. Although these were never combined (were they?!), would we be tempted?
There was nothing refined about this young number. This was probably given away by the likes of ‘new make spirit’, acetone and freshly cut grass and grape skins but possibly an exotic punch to it with classy memories of Mezcal. Its youth was even compared to sweet smelling raw pastry dough ...possibly a sign that it might not be ready to serve and would benefit from having been put in the ‘oven’ for a bit longer!
It depends on how you like your sailors but this one had been out at sea for at least 40 days and was starting to absorb the aromas of the remaining fermenting bananas and gooseberries. The salted liquorice was the only thing well preserved!
| An oldy timey label for a youngy woungy bottling... (3 photos)
Finish & Comments
Sweet and sour but NOT ‘sweet and sour’. A bit woody to begin but let’s cut to the chase: pretty uncomplicated and lacking depth. Basically if there was diluting juice whisky - this is it. I.e your Gran pouring it....! But to be fair, “I haven’t had whisky in some time –it’s alright”. Enough said!
We've always scored out of 10 in our group (see number in red box, below), with scores regularly given across that spectrum. The value out of 100 below is adjusted to the scale most commonly used for whisky reviews, to allow for better comparison.
67 / 100
Detailed scores (out of 10)
Ali G: 6.5
Tasting Game Points (out of 0)
No scores available.
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