In 1901 the original Isle of Jura distillery was dismantled and remained silent until the early 1960s, when it was rebuilt and refurbished by Charles Mackinlay & Co. The introduction of Jura single malt in 1974 could hardly be called a success but close association with Whyte & Mackay blends guaranteed distillery’s revenue. Whyte & Mackay acquired the distillery in 1993 and put tremendous effort to build a brand. While in the late 20th Century Jura enjoyed rather modest popularity in recent years the brand sales reached 2 million bottles. The 10 years old expression has been on the market for over 30 years and is still part of the core range. The bottle presented here was filled in the 1980s and contains whisky aged in white American oak barrels.
Nose: malty and flowery, forest floor, vanilla cream, buttered toast, apples, plums, roasted nuts, sea breeze and fading hint of smoke.
Palate: fresh and fruity, peaches, apples, oranges, breakfast cereals, toffee, vanilla, white pepper, lemon grass and just a pinch of sea salt.
Finish: medium long, with notes of sweet cereals, vanilla, salted nuts, dash of pepper and seaweed.