Hello Fellow Scotch Lovers,
today's Wednesday Whisky Club features the Isle of Jura single malt from Whyte & Mackay. From the beautiful island of Jura in Speyside, the distillery was built in the 1960s and they have made great efforts in recent years to raise their profile.
The superstition is a mixture or heavily peated whisky in the Islay style and some older casks that add warmth and subtlety. Due to this there is no age statement, however don't be put off by that. This is pleasantly different from the whiskies available from Islay nearby.
A great fact about Jura is that George Orwell used it as his writer's escape from London to write 1984.
Colour Deep bronze
Nose Wood smoke, bacon and freshly cut peat. Phenolic notes start to dominate
Taste Spice, honey, pine and peat flavours mingle with nuts and grassy/floral notes.
Finish Smoke fades in again at the end.