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Young Peaty Jura

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Young Peaty Jura

Postby MAMS » Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:50 am

Got this for my X-mas from the Missus (I recommended of Course :D ) it's an IB (Royal Mile Whiskies http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com ) of only one cask (336 Bottles) of Cask Strength (58.4% ABV ) Isle of Jura.

It's a 1999 distilation so is only 5 years old and is heavily peated.

The recommendation on their site was enough for me to want it and boy am I glad I got hold of one.

For 58.4% ABV it's remarkably unfirey.

The Nose is very Islay (Arbeg or Laphroaig like) with great wafts of smoke and peat, which leaves an almost antiseptic feel in the nose but it's definately not overpowering.

The Taste begins almost as expected with huge waves of smoke but a soft smooth texture, unbelievable for an almost 60% whisky. The Taste has a very earthy mouth feel and is extremely easy to drink.

As the initial taste fades a warm trace down through you follows, similar to a Lemsip when you have the cold. it's very warm and inviting.

Overall, definately one i'd recommend and for only £35 a bottle it's a bargain too, I may even be tempted by another bottle.

Note:- for those interested the 5 year old would normally be used along with older whisky for making the ISle of Jura Superstition (another fine Dram) and was only released as an IB as Jura weren't going to be releasing such a young whisky themselves.
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Postby Lawrence » Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:17 am

It sounds very interesting and I'll look for it next time I'm whisky shopping in the UK, which I hope is soon.:D
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Postby MAMS » Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:34 am

It'll have to be to pick up a bottle, there are only 336 of them after all :D
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Postby Lawrence » Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:48 am

Better buy two!
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Postby MAMS » Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:53 am

I'm in Edinburgh again next week so I know where I'll be going :D
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:53 am

336 bottles total at only 35 quid apiece? Something's not right here.
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Postby Lawrence » Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:57 am

That's £11,760 for a cask, seems pretty good!
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Postby MAMS » Thu Dec 30, 2004 2:01 am

Hey, that's what they're charging, remember it is only a 5 year old too
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Postby Admiral » Thu Dec 30, 2004 6:13 am

A new importer in Australia has made it available, but they're charging AUS$186, which is roughly 75 pounds!

A bit more than your 35! :evil:

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Postby Lawrence » Thu Dec 30, 2004 8:31 am

That's a heathly mark up, I'll bet the tax man is taking a heathly bite. :evil:
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Postby Admiral » Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:13 am

Yes....alcohol attracts a very heavy duty for each 1% ABV over 40%. As a result, cask strength whiskies are always prohibitively priced, which is why we don't see too many of them over here.

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Postby MAMS » Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:32 pm

Anyone wish to try to calculate it?

You can buy a new fill Bourbon Cask (approx 350 bottles after 10 years) of laddie for £775.

I was once told Excise, VAT etc on bottling is around £10 a bottle.

anyone got a better idea of how much it cost and an indication of how much (if any) profit RMW would be making.
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Postby Admiral » Thu Dec 30, 2004 2:08 pm

The following came from the Tullibardine site:

"Duty & VAT only become payable when the whisky is taken out of bond. At current rates, the total of the Duty & VAT on a case of 12x70cL bottles at 40% vol is 77.22 pounds."

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Postby MAMS » Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:21 pm

Yeah I seen something similar but cannot find a conversion or calculation table based on higher ABV's
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Postby robs42 » Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:37 pm

It seems especially good value as the Whisky Exchange have a 5yo peated jura - 2.2% abv more, but at £48.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:59 pm

It's not the age, it's not the cost of production, it's not the excise. It's basic laws of supply and demand and the seller's desire to get maximum profit. Anything that there's only 334 bottles of is normally going to command a fairly high price. At £35, I would think collectors would snap it up in a matter of hours.

Or maybe my head's in the wrong place. After all, bottlings by Cadenhead and the like are as rare or rarer, and some are very reasonably priced. Still, it seems unusually inexpensive for a one-off.
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Postby MAMS » Fri Dec 31, 2004 12:13 am

Check the link, thats what's there and I have bottle 049 to prove it :D
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