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Whisky Review: Jura Tastival Feis Ile 2014

Today is the Feis Ile split day where two distilleries share the same date for their open day festivities: Jura and Kilchoman. By the way, from next year there will be two split days when Gartbreck distillery will open its door for visitors and I wonder which of the existing distilleries will get shared. Anyway, a split day and two celebrating distilleries so it’s a day for two reviews of last years Festival bottlings.

For last years festival, Jura distillery released Tastival 2014 (and this year it’s Tastival 2015. I feel a trend here…). Tastival 2014 is the result of 7 (Yes, you read it correctly, Seven) finishes. It started in American oak bourbon casks, following by finishes in Jupilles, Les Bertanges, Limousin, Tronçais, Allier and Vosges casks before finally being married in sherry butts. Phew!

You know the saying too many cooks spoil the broth, so I wonder if should we rephrase it as “too many finishes spoil the whisky” or maybe not?

Jura Tastival Feis Ile 2014 (44.0%, 3000 bottles, £90)

jura tastivalNose: Very sweet, a cocktail of wine and sherry notes, candies bucket, lollipops, wine gum bears, sour snake candies, licorice,  x-mas cake spices. Continue reading


Whisky Opinion: NAS NAS NAS (Whisky) with Tasting Notes for Jura Turas Mara

Sorry for the coming long opinion, if you just want to see the review on the whisky, scroll down to the end of the post.

After few weeks of calmness, the single malt NAS debate is raging again in the last week following the Interview with Dr. Bill Lumsden (of Glenmorangie/Ardbeg). Few more opinions and blog posts were published, summarizing how we (whisky geeks/aficionados) feel (somewhat angry and poorer after purchasing whisky), how the industry feels (caring for sales & $$$) but I want to cover another angle in this debate which I haven’t seen mentioned by anyone yet.


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Whisky Review – Jura Delme Evans

This one is part of a samples package used in Jura 50th Anniversary Tweet Tasting from last year. I really wanted to be part of it but failed but luckily my friend Gal (of the Whisky Israel fame) was generous enough to keep me some of his samples leftovers, so thanks a lot Gal!

This is a single cask (ex-sherry) bottled couple of years ago in 2007 to celebrate William Delme Evans, a former distillery manager who designed the new Jura distillery back in 1958.

Jura 1998 – Delme Evans Select (59.98%, 586 bottles, buy for £148 here)

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