Jura Two-One-Two

The Two-One-Two series from Jura distillery celebrates the small community of roughly 212 people on the Isle of Jura.

This 2006 vintage is the inaugural bottling, matured in ex-bourbon barrels and finished in Chinkapin oak casks (Quercus muehlenbergi, a type of wood native to north-east USA).



Jura Two-One-TwoJura Two-One-Two 13 yo 2006 (47,5%, OB 2019, Chinkapin finish, 6000 btl.)

Nose: a mix of freshly sawn oak and hay, as well as wet cardboard and bread dough. Folds open with hints of unripe pear and apricots, as well as some pepper. Lemon cake. The woody side is slightly curious, but it’s not bad.

Mouth: again a fresh woody kick up front, but with a nice wave of sweet stewed fruits right behind it. Even a light waxy side. Peaches on syrup and orange sweets. Vanilla latte and custard. Almond cake.

Finish: medium, on oranges, baking spice and hints of chocolate.

Jura can sometimes be wild and funky, but this keeps things in check while still being nicely different I would say. Together with One and All one of the better expressions of late. Available from The Whisky Exchange or currently with a discount over at Loch Fyne Whiskies.

Score: 86/100