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07 Nov 2012

Jura 1988 (Whisky Agency)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Jura

This Isle of Jura 1988 is a joint bottling of The Whisky Agency and Dutch importers / Keepers of the Quaich Bresser & Timmer.

 

Isle of Jura 1988 TWA / Bresser & TimmerJura 24 yo 1988 (50,8%, The Whisky Agency & Bresser & Timmer 2012, bourbon hogshead, 251 btl.)

Nose: very clean with some sharpish peat. Maritime notes of dried seaweed. Also linseed oil, a car workshop and some plastics. Menthol. A Spartan nose so far, it grows a tad fruitier over time (yellow plums and lemons) but it’s still a pretty austere malt. Hints of warm leather too. Mouth: punchy, with mostly fresh citrus and coastal notes standing out. Oysters. Liquorice and ginger. Spicy while keeping a nice round feeling overall. Malty notes and resinous oak underneath. Finish: medium long, slightly herbal and very salty. Some zesty grapefruit in the end.

Very sharp and chiselled, with just enough roundness to keep the balance right. Around € 120.

Score: 89/100

Jura 1988 (Whisky Agency) 4 Ruben Luyten 2012-11-07

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