Review: Jura 12 Years Old

Review: Jura 12 Years Old

Do you know that as of 2020, Jura was the quickest rising single malt model within the U.S.? Neither did I, and I’ll savor that morsel of trivia whereas sipping on the model’s latest expression, a 12 12 months previous providing that matches within the lower-middle spot alongside Jura’s 10 year old, Seven Wood, and 18 year old core lineup of single malts.

There aren’t any massive surprises within the making of the spirit: It’s aged in bourbon barrels and completed in oloroso sherry casks, a traditional barrel routine, hitting the bottle after a dozen years in complete.

It’s stable stuff.

On the nostril, the sherry affect is current however understated, its citrus notes undercut by nougat, almond, some Christmas cake notes, and a lingering baking spice component. Relatively toasty with barrel char components, its nutty traits dissipate a bit with time in glass as some extra austere components come into focus. The palate has a lot of the identical composition: nutty and mildly candy up high, with notes of honey and spiced/glazed nuts kicking issues off, then spikes of orange peel and a sprig of greenery coming into focus briefly order. Only a trace of peaty smoke; nothing outsized within the slightest. In the long run, candy cereal — not insignificant — is heavy on the banana bread-laden end, nevertheless it’s fairly interesting and mouth-smackingly rounded. It’s far too straightforward to pour one other glass, or two; the whole expertise is definitely fairly refreshing.

I known as the Jura 10 12 months previous expression “dangerously drinkable,” and this 12 12 months previous is way the identical. It doesn’t stray too removed from the ten 12 months previous’s method, nonetheless; although for simply 10 {dollars} extra per bottle, the improve will hardly break the financial institution. Seize it.

80 proof.


Jura 12 Years Previous





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