Not even 200 people live on the Isle of Jura on the west coast of Scotland. Despite its wee size, this amiable community is known and loved by whisky fans across the globe. The reason is simple: The local distillery, named Jura after the isle it was built on, produces amazing drams. Reflecting both the tranquility of the island and the vim of the waves that surround it, these great malts surely have a character of their own. The Jura Superstition is part of the distillery’s core range of single malts, which also includes the Diurach’s Own (16yo), the Origin (10yo) and the Prophecy (NAS). In terms of its nature, the Superstition is located between the delicate Origin and the hefty Prophecy. It is a complex Single Malt Scotch that you can serve and enjoy at any given occasion. If you are not (yet) a full-fledged peathead, the Superstition is also a great dram to carefully direct you towards the smoky side of whisky relish. It is a little harder to pour than other spirits, though. If you forget to hold the bottle so that the ankh symbol is in the palm of your hand while you fill your glass, you might miss out on good fortune coming your way. At least that is what an old Jura legends says…
Eye: Chestnut brown.
Nose: Spicy and aromatic. The peat remains far in the back.
Palate: Cinnamon, nutmeg and cocoa beans followed by a fleeting plume of smoke.
Finish: Pleasant, warming und honey-sweet.
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Region: Scotland (Islands)
Age: No Age Statement
Alc. volume: 43 per cent
Bottle size: 1.0 litres (0.7 litres also available)
Price range: ~43 Euro
More info: http://www.jurawhisky.com