Jura 12yr old 54.3% ABV (Blind Tasted).

jura 12 old particular

Douglas Laing, Old Particular, PX finish, 2007.

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This bottling was blind tasted during the Blind Tasting Consortium blind tasting #9 on 20/3/21. To look up past tastings or follow future tastings check out #BlindDrams, using Tweetdeck is the best way.

Appearance

This whisky is light to mid gold in colour, it beads up with syrupy drops on the swirl line and drops slow thick legs.

Nose

Lots of toast/ cereal/grain notes here, slightly burnt toast. Nuts, honey, tobacco, chocolate Weetabix, window putty, old time builders workshop. As it sits it’s becoming more floral with dunnage, a hint of menthol too. There are fruit notes, darker fruits for me, but they are in the background for me.

Palate

Fruitier than I expected, red berries, especially cranberries and slightly drying. Dark chocolate, sultanas, oak, char, tropical fruits, chilli’s, hot cinnamon.

Finish

Dark chocolate Orange, chilli’s, loads of oak, drying still, but not too much, black pepper, cardamom, a touch of liquorice, coffee dregs, a bitter end. I like this. Long side of medium in length.

My thoughts

Anyone who knows me whisky wise knows that i am a Jura fan, by this i mean the older Jura bottlings, prophecy etc. I have only tried the Seven Wood from the new range so far, and i do like it a lot. I have been wondering for a while now what an independently bottled version would be like, well now i know, this bottling is superb and i ranked it 2nd out of 5 i tasted that evening, imho its impressive, though i’m sure others won’t agree, we all have different tastes after all, but i loved it.

Would i buy a bottle?

Oh yeah i would, and i may just purchase one yet, it was an inspired choice on the evening, and i was overjoyed quite honestly to have tried it.

Note – This whisky has been presented in it’s natural cask colour, non chill filtered and at natural cask strength.

Thanks to – @MaltMusings, @MckWhisky, @jenkaloid, @mgilberties (all Twitter).

Image credit – @MckWhisky.

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