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Jura 12 Years Old Elixir 70cl 46°

• Volume0.7 L
• Net Weight0.7 kg
• ABV46 °
• TypeSingle malt
• DistilleryIsle of Jura
• CountryScotland
• RegionJura
• Age12 years
• MaturationSherry & Bourbon
• PeatNon Peated
• PackagingCase
• Reference :22125

58,00 €

The Isle of Jura distillery has developed a tradition of drawing from the island's myths and legends to craft its whiskies.

Last release of the Isle of Jura range, Elixir 12 Years Old features a new symbol through the Isle of Jura water: this wonderful liquid is said to have some medicinal virtues such as extending life.

The legend goes that a man lived up to see his 180th birthday in his house, a fact asserted on one of the headstones that can be seen in the island graveyard.

Aged in American white oak and Sherry casks, Jura Elixir develops also notes of crushed almonds, pinneaple and freshly roasted coffee. The palate is awarded with notes of citrus, caramel and spices with a prevailing ginger note. The attack is very malty and slightly smoky, with a quite flavoured nose, evolving on white fleshed fruits (pear, apple), and honeyed orange liqueur.

Some say Isle of Jura is the oldest distillery of Scotland. Indeed, the first traces of distillation hark back to the 16th century. The distillery was renamed several times. It successively bore the name of Caol'nan Eilean, Craighouse, Small Isles and Lagg.

Built in 1810, the first to obtain a license to distil is William Abercrombie, in 1831. In the following year, Archibald Fletcher took over the distillery and managed for 20 years. It changed owner many times in the 19th century: J&A Gardner, Norman Buchanan, J.K. & D. Orr and James Furgusson. As the landlord decided to collect taxes on the land, the Furgusson family moved all the equipment to Glasgow. This did not deter the landlord to pursue the Furgusson’s who came back to the Isle of Jura and dismantled the distillery’s roofs. Indeed, law exempted all roofless structures from taxation. More recently, after 40 years of closure between 1914 and 1948, the distillery was fully rebuilt with financial support from Scottish & Newcastle Breweries. The architect who rebuilt the distillery is well known in the whisky world, as it is Delmé Evans, who also rebuilt, amongst others, the Glenallachie and Tullibardine distilleries.

The Scottish & Newcastle Breweries sold the distillery to Invergordon, which was purchased by White & Mackay and became in 2001 Kyndal Spirits. The Kyndal Spirits became in 2003 Whyte & Mackay Ltd. The distillery is one of the flagships of Whyte & Mackay. The wide and tall stills of the distillery have been conceived to produce a light distillate, enabling Isle of Jura to contribute to the Whyte & Mackay blends. The range has considerably expanded these last few years also with the creation of peated versions of Jura whisky.

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Jura 12 Years Old Elixir 70cl 46°

Jura 12 Years Old Elixir 70cl 46°

This non peated Isle of Jura whisky exhales notes of crushed almonds, pinneaple and freshly roasted coffee.

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Colour: gold with copper glow.

Nose: crushed almonds, pinneaple, roasted coffee.

Palate: notes of citrus fruits, caramel, ginger with an allspice style, quite fruity and appealing.

Finish: long and spicy.

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