GSN Review: Jura 10-Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Jura Whisky recently announced the launch of Jura 10, an Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky and the first release in Jura’s new core line for the U.S.  Hailing from one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, this whisky marries peated and unpeated malt with a Sherry cask finish.

Jura 10 is handcrafted on the Isle of Jura, a rugged, elemental island nestled a few miles off the West Coast of Scotland.  Home to around 200 Islanders, one road, one pub and one distillery, Jura was once described by author George Orwell as the ‘most un-get-at-able’ place due to its remote location. Established in 1810, Jura whisky has been crafted on its island home for over two centuries.

“The launch of the new Jura 10 celebrates our heritage of whisky-making,” said Graham Logan, Jura Distillery Manager. The craft of producing great whisky has been at the heart of Jura’s close-knit community for hundreds of years and we look forward to sharing the long-standing traditions and unmistakable flavors of Jura 10’s island home with the world.”

While many distilleries create either peated or unpeated whiskies, Jura 10 marries together the best of both for a truly unique Island Single Malt that is subtly smoky with a sweet Sherry cask finish. It is matured for ten years in American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels with an aged Oloroso Sherry cask finish.


Jura 10-Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (80 proof)
Visual: Deep gold.
Nose: Warm and softly smokey with a rich malt base. A hint of sea salt and dried leaves. Enticing.
Taste: Elegant and well-appointed. The oak has softened and bedded itself well with the peated malt, while the unpeated malt softens the intensity. Some small hints of burnt sugar, dark caramel and hazelnut. Just what it needs to be.
Finish: Long with more of the dry, nuttiness coming through. The sherry comes through at the very end with a sweet pop.
Overall: A grand whisky that can be enjoyed by any whisky enthusiast without breaking the bank. Recommended!
GSN Rating: A

For more information go to: Jura Whisky

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