Jura 14 Year Old American Rye Cask
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A hot-off-the-press release from the wonderful Jura, this is a pretty unusual Scotch whisky, finished in casks which previously held American rye whiskey! Initially, like all Jura spirit, the single malt is matured in American white oak ex-bourbon barrels, before being moved to the aforementioned ex-American rye whiskey barrels for a short finishing period of around six months.
The cask recipe imparts balanced layers of vanilla, caramel, and tropical fruit, with the rye whiskey in particular adding notes of cinnamon, chocolate, and honey, making it a perfect evening sipper. The distillery itself is found on the Isle of Jura, a 30-mile-long island with just one major road, one village, and one pub, as well as its one distillery, with a larger population of deer than people to top it off.
Lemon peel, crushed mint, tropical fruit, and oily nuts.
More of that fresh, herbaceous rye supports juicy mango, cinnamon, and toffee apple.
Nuttiness, oak char, pepper spice, and treacle linger alongside papaya fruitiness.