Jura 12 YO, 40 %

Jura 12 YOThis is another of the releases in the new core range from Jura Distillery, called the Signature Series. The Jura 12 YO has been matured in American white oak ex-bourbon barrels for 12 years and then finished in Oloroso sherry casks from Jerez, Spain.

A bottle of the Jura 12 YO will set you back a mere NOK 600 in Norway (10328501), and around GBP 45 in the UK.

Nose: Immediately more approachable and a bit more delicate on the nose than the 10 YO. The smokiness is back on level with the Journey, very light. Vanilla, Bounty chocolate (hints of coconut) and a touch tropical fruits. Nuts.

Taste: Medium body, medium sweetness and creamy mouthfeel. Tropical fruits, black pepper and vanilla lead the way. Still a bit nutty.

Finish: Medium long finish. Black pepper remains, now enhanced by hints of wood smoke and warm ashes.

Comments: A fine dram indeed.

Score (85/100)

– Thomas