Jura Releases Two 21 Year Old Scotch Single Malt Whiskies - The Whiskey Wash

Jura Releases Two 21 Year Old Scotch Single Malt Whiskies

By Katelyn Best / May 23, 2019

Scotland’s Jura distillery relaunched its core single malt lineup around this time last year, and on the heels of that rebrand, the distillery is releasing a new pair of so-called “exceptional” 21-year-old whiskies, according to a prepared statement. Jura Time and Tide are both limited-run expressions, one of which will be available on regular liquor store shelves, while the other will only be sold at Global Travel Retail duty-free shops.

Jura Time, the expression exclusive to Global Travel Retail stores, aged for 21 years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, and is said to be “the perfect maturation partner for the light, citrus and grassy new make spirit distilled on island,” according to the distillery. It’s finished for an unspecified amount of time in barrels that once held peated malt whiskies. “The result,” says the statement, “is seductive sweetness with a salted peat smoke edge.” This expression is bottled in a cool-looking “sand-blasted” bottle that recalls beach glass.

Jura Tide & Time

Jura Tide & Jura Time (image via Jura)

Jura Tide, meanwhile, which will be available in “domestic markets,” was also aged in used bourbon barrels, but finished in virgin American oak casks, imparting a spicy character. The distillery will produce new batches of both whiskies for each year going forward, with every bottle marked with its bottling date.

“The new Jura 21 Year old pair, Time and Tide, amplify our island provenance story and capture the irresistible essence of what makes Jura so unique—a place where it’s easy to lose track of time,” said Kirsteen Beeston, Jura’s global head of brand.

The distillery’s tasting notes for Tide are below:

COLOUR: Satin wood honey gold.
NOSE: Creamy caramel, sweet fruit and ginger biscuits
TASTE: Macaroon, gingerbread, frangipane and white chocolate.
And their tasting notes for Time:
COLOUR: Dark amber Autumn gold.
NOSE: Honeyed chocolate, citrus and salted peat smoke.
TASTE: Tropical fruit salad, roast coffee beans, maple syrup and dark chocolate.