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Jura Tastival 2015 70cl 52°

• Volume0.7 L
• ABV52 °
• TypeSingle malt
• DistilleryIsle of Jura
• CountryScotland
• RegionJura
• Vintage1997
• MaturationBourbon & Saumur Wine
• PeatNon Peated
• Reference :22844

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This edition has been presented at the Jura Tastival 2015 and finished with the expertise of Richard Paterson. Distilled on March 12, 1997, and aged in Bourbon casks, the Jura Tastival has then been refined from 2011 in French wine casks from Bouvet Ladubay, Saumur.

This wonderful limited edition offers rich herbaceous scents of thyme and oregano, over a full-bodied texture and citrus notes.

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 Tastival 2015 70cl 52°

Jura Tastival 2015 70cl 52°

This wonderful limited edition has been presented at the Jura Tastival 2015 and offers rich herbaceous scents of thyme and oregano, over a full-bodied texture and citrus notes.

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Colour: amber mahogany.

Nose: refined and delicate. Reveals notes of forest fruits (strawberries, raspberries) and exotic fruits (banana). Evolves onto toffee notes and buttery notes, releasing heady floral scents of iris, lys and strong notes of verbena, sage and rosemary. A hint of salt alongside a smoky backdrop cover the aromatic palette.

Palate: strong and firm. Notes of pine wood and undergrowth, balsamic vinegar, tyme, oregano. Evolves onto citrus fruits, marzipan and chestnut honey. A salty zing with a peaty backdrop.

Finale: long, serene. An impressive marriage of the nose and the mouth, quite fruity with accents of pear, candied apricots, kiwi. Lightly smoky, with notes of camphor, honey, marmalade, candied ginger. The empty glass evokes a bed of malted barley.