Jura 12 Year Old is the third of five new single malt whiskies from Jura. The new range ushers in a new era for the distillery and a new style comprised of fruit and subtle smoke. Like the Jura 10 Year Old, this is matured in bourbon casks before being finished in sweet sherry barrels. The whisky is left exposed to the fresh sea air, adding a slightly salty character to this dram.
The Jura 12 is a rich and well rounded whisky with subtle smoke and obvious influences from the sherry cask finish. There's chocolate, nuts and tropical fruit on the nose with the palate consisting of coffee, liquorice, salted bananas and brown sugar. The finish contains the subtlest hints of smoke.