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Isle of Jura Boutique Barrel 1996 Tasting notes and reviews

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Isle of Jura Boutique Barrel 1996

Brand
Isle of Jura
Expression
Boutique Barrel 1996
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
54.00%
Vintage
1996
Produced at
Isle of Jura Distillery
Region
Island (non Islay)

Dave Broom

78
Nose
Rich. Cake mix, dry leaves, crisped cereal, then a long, sweet mix of date and supple leather, pea and ham soup (which isn't a bad thing) and cacao. Scented with dried rasps and amaro.
Palate
Sweet and biscuity then thick layers of oak. Shifts into black treacle/fruit then real dryess coming from the spirit underneath emerges.
Finish
Dry.
Comment
Impressive, but you can see the joins.

Martine Nouet

76
Nose
A weird note of wasabi. Very obvious. Quite prickly. Followed by a fast fading cheese touch (Reblochon cheese?). Then on a sweeter note, plum pudding comes through.
Palate
Dry, sour. Oak prevails. Fizzy feel. Displays lots of spices. Ginger, black pepper. A distant touch of gingerbread as well.
Finish
Dry and spicy.
Comment
A rather dour fellow. Needs better balance for me.
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