Jura Whisky recently announced the arrival to the US of its Jura 12-year-old, an entry level Scotch single malt whisky for those unfamiliar with this brand. The 12 year is crafted in tall stills and matured in American white oak, ex-bourbon barrels and finished in hand selected aged Oloroso sherry casks.
This whisky has what is described as warm spice and banana, freshly ground coffee, dark chocolate and soft citrus. It gives Scotch lovers a flavor experience alongside the three existing expressions — 10 year old, seven wood and 18 year old — which are single malts as well.
“We’re delighted to welcome Jura 12 Year Old to the Jura range here in the US, particularly at a time when it is the fastest growing single malt brand,” Chris Watt, President at Whyte & Mackay Americas, said in a prepared statement. “Since the launch of our 10 Year Old expression in 2017 and its rising popularity as a mixable malt, the appetite for Jura Whisky has grown exponentially with fans in the US, and this increase in demand has led to the continued expansion of the range in the US portfolio.”
Jura is a tiny icommunity – 212(ish) people – just 60 miles from mainland Scotland with one road, one pub, one distillery and a very distinct micro-climate on the island. The distillery was established in 1810 and reborn in 1963 to revive the community.
The Jura 12 year old whisky is available in fine liquor stores nationwide for $49.99. It has an alcohol by volume of 43% and is available in 750ml bottles. You’ll find official tasting notes below.
- Nose: Refined succulent tropical aromas of chocolate, walnut and citrus, fruit.
- Palate: Flavors of honey, salted bananas, and brown sugar with a whisper of smoke
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Hannah Kanik is a freelance writer from California. Two years ago, she found herself drinking Scottish whisky atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and found her love for whisky and its storytelling side-effects.