Jura Special Island Edition 1999/2006 Cask #5000 Review

This is a distillery only bottling of Jura that was bottled in 2006 at 58.4% ABV.

Nose: Quite rubbery up front leading to an odd ketchup like note as the peat develops (bottle states heavy peated, but like most Juras that claim that, the peat is quite mild). Cinnamon and chocolaty after a bit with bitter orange peel.

Palate: Pungent peat up front (much stronger than nose) – rather ashy with mild oak, although the rubber/old tire notes are still quite strong.

Finish: Mostly strong peat lingering on for a long time.

Rating: 82/100 – Rubber notes really detract from malts for me unfortunately, and it’s quite strong in this one. Could’ve been quite nice without those notes…

Value for the money: Can’t find a lot of data on price – last one I can see at auction went for €155 a few years ago. I’m assuming this retailed around €60-80 when it was bought, and that’s an ok price if so, but I wouldn’t pay anything over that.

Jura 23 1989 Peated (Signatory Vintage cask 30715) Review

This is a 23 year peated Jura that was matured in an ex-bourbon cask and bottled at 58.5%.

Nose: Salty, muted fruits, banana chips, earthy and subtle peat.

Palate: Grassy malt with subtle peat.

Finish: Earthy and bitter with more grassy malt.

Rating: 85/100 – Interesting profile – a gentle peated dram.

Value for the money: This retailed for $99 which I think is a solid price.