Jura One And All (20yo) – 51% abv
Info: Limited edition to celebrate the island and it’s islanders, it’s also been chosen by them as well. It’s matured in American white oak ex-bourbon barrels and prepared with Jura aged in sherry wood, sparkling Cabernet Franc casks, Cabernet Sauvignon casks and Pinot Noir barriques. Non-chill filtered and natural colour. 5,000 bottles worldwide.
Colour: Rich, autumnal reddy tints.
Nose: Quite strong, a good spirit hit which is sweetly spiced, with a slightly earthy note coming through behind.
Palate: Lovely, thick and oily; it’s easily accessible at the higher strength without burning your tongue. Gently sweet,and nicely aged, a slight herbal backnote under all the rich fruity flavours.
Finish: The finish shows some slight peppery wood notes from the oak, in what is a nice and relaxed finish that sticks around for quite a long time.
Thoughts: I prefer my Jura’s old, the older the better. This one at 20yo is showing that maturity well, it’s slightly peppery to keep it interesting, but it’s also relaxed and packed with flavour. This Jura is one that the distillery workers should certainly be proud of!
Available: Master of Malt – £122.45
Thanks to Jura for the sample.