Isle of Jura 16 year old single malt was matured in American White Oak Casks. It got a bronze medal at the 2004 International Wine and Spirits Competition. Like other Djurachs, it is spicy, but it´s much more mellow. Which suits very well for me, because I’m not a fan of spicy food nor whisky.
Nose: Spicy but smooth. Herbs and orange peel. Cinnamon and small hints of vanilla. Water adds more herbal and floral feel.
Taste: Very salty, yet with some sweetness as well. Bitter with oak and dark chocolate. Nutty.
Finish: Smooth, just like the nose, spicy and herbal. Nice warm feeling of gingerbread dough rises.
Balance: Spicy, yet smooth, interesting dram. Suits better for my mouth, than Jura 10 yrs or Superstition, which are more heavy with spices.
Nose: 21 | Taste: 22 | Finish: 21 | Balance: 21
Overall score: 85
Distillery: Isle of Jura