Jura Tastival 2016 (Review)

Isle of Jura Tastival 2016 Limited Edition (Triple Sherry Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky Islands Review Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

On June 1st, Jura will host the next round of their annual whisky festival, the frolicsome Tastival. This means that we can not only look forward to super-fun festivities at the distillery (and hopefully also other locations across the globe), but also to a new special bottling. While Jura has not yet shared any hints as to what kinda whisky this might be, I am confident that it will be awesome. Why? Because their last festival edition, the Tastival 2016, is damn awesome as well! Triple-matured in three different kinds of sherry casks (Palomino Fino, Amoroso and Apostoles), this sumptuous sip has a wonderful fruitiness and an astounding depth. It highlights a differing facet in the diverse style of the secluded seaside distillery and marks a perfect addition to any whisky collection’s sherry or island compartment.

by Tobi

Eye: Walnut brown with a reddish shimmer.
Nose: Sweet and slightly sugary with a tad of fruit acid. Warm carrot cake and roasted chestnuts meet burnt brittle and fresh-peeled oranges.
Palate: A many-faceted, sherry-laden island malt. Slightly oily in the mouth, Jura’s Tastival bottling from 2016 is full of delicious vanilla and pomegranate flavours as well as the afore-mentioned brittle and orange notes. Further back, we also find ginger and clove.
Finish: Long, striking and worthy of the annual special edition of a distillery as merited as Jura. Expect this luscious dram to unleash a flood of malt, spice and fruit before it bids adieu.

Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Region: Scotland (Islands)
Age: No Age Statement
Alc. volume: 51%
Bottle size: 0.7 litres
Price range: ~100.00 Euro
More info: http://www.jurawhisky.com (Distillery)

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