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How much would you pay for.....

Postby robjohnston » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:19 pm

Isle of Jura 10 yo
Isle of Jura superstition
Isle of Jura 16 yo

Im looking at
10 -£26
Superstition -£27
16 -£40

thanks
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Re: How much would you pay for.....

Postby ClubSmed » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:35 pm

Isle of Jura 10 is currently on offer in Asda (about £22) Tesco (about £20) and the Co-operative (about £19)

Think I saw Superstition on offer somewhere too, will let you know if I remember
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Re: How much would you pay for.....

Postby robjohnston » Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:52 pm

Got the superstition for 22 and the 10yo for 20!
Bargain!
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Re: How much would you pay for.....

Postby Ganga » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:09 pm

Ah yes, I can see Willie's influence already. Why buy one when you can buy two. :P Tell us what you think of the Juras once you've tried them. I've found that Jura is not for everyone.
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Re: How much would you pay for.....

Postby robjohnston » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:18 pm

Why buy two when you can buy 6 ;)
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Re: How much would you pay for.....

Postby Liechtenstein » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:28 pm

Ganga wrote: I've found that Jura is not for everyone.


How so? I'm going to buy another bottle of whisky and I am trying to decide between Crown Royal Cask No. 16 (blend, $100) and Isle of Jura (No age, single malt, $46)

Thanks for any advice you may offer!

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Re: How much would you pay for.....

Postby robjohnston » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:32 pm

Some people find Jura lacking in flavour, the 10 year old is meant to have a subtle taste.
Is it Jura superstition your looking at?
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Re: How much would you pay for.....

Postby Ganga » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:17 am

I've gone through about a dozen or so different offerings of Jura. The only ones I've cared to have seconds of was a 5 yo peated (SMOS, if I recall correctly) and the 21 yo. The rest I just found "lacking" and way too strong on the brine. I know several others that don't even like those two. But then there are a couple that love Jura. Reminds me of people's reaction to Bowmore.

As for the Jura vs. Crown Royal, I've no idea. My experience with Canadian whiskies is very limited (3 or 4 total). But it is my hope to expand this next weekend when we try Canadian whiskies in the Live Tastings.
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Re: How much would you pay for.....

Postby Liechtenstein » Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:26 am

OK...Thanks to both Ganga & RobJohnston for their answers.

robjohnston wrote:Is it Jura superstition your looking at?


No. Superstition isn't sold here. The SM Isle of Jura available here has no age statement.

I think I'll shell out the $100 for the CrownRoyal #16 after all.

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'tis better to bet $100 on a known winner than $46 on a dark horse.
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Re: How much would you pay for.....

Postby lockejn » Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:35 am

I picked up a bottle of Jura 10 in Champlain, NY. I think it's pretty decent.

I wouldn't call it subtle at all. I get a lot of black licorice, some spice and brine, and a little bit of smoke. In fact, my "first taste" notes indicate "rich" on the nose at least.

I paid $48 for it which is a bit much. I probably wouldn't buy another bottle at that price, but would be tempted to buy a different expression or two. I still think it's probably worth trying at least once - it's certainly different.
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Re: How much would you pay for.....

Postby ClubSmed » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:09 am

I have had both Jura 10 and Superstition and have really enjoyed them. I think the 10 is an excellent everyday dram given that you can usually obtain it for under £20
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Re: How much would you pay for.....

Postby les taylor » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:36 pm

ClubSmed wrote:I have had both Jura 10 and Superstition and have really enjoyed them. I think the 10 is an excellent everyday dram given that you can usually obtain it for under £20



I'd have to agree with you on the 10. :)
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