The upper left corner of the Drinks by the Dram WhiskyAdvent Calendar has written “14” underneath it. Behind lurks a Jura Superstition. Good thing that wasn’t behind door number 13, but still… uh-oh, a Jura…
43% abv, €35, single malt
creamy, a hint of smoke, sweet, vanilla, salted butter, and… nothing more really
Palate: sweet, creamy, a touch of smoke, spicy, white pepper, herbs, laurel
Finish: creamy, salted butter, briny, a touch of smoke, burned toast, medium long
Conclusion: Before I had a really, really bad encounter with a 10yo Jura, this was one of my go-to whiskies when in doubt and scared to broaden my horizon and before I started making notes. Now, many years later, this is a warm welcome back, albeit a little confusing. She is not as fine as I once remembered, but not as horrific as my encounter with the 10. Not per se a re-purchase though.
.many thanks to the kind people of Drinks by the Dram to let us review their 2015 advent calendar