All the island malts might be described a ‘maritime’ in character, except Isle of Arran, which is as sweet and fruity as a Speyside. Highland Park and Scapa are lightly smoky, Talisker and Ledaig (an expression made at Tobermory Distillery) distinctly so. Tobermory and Jura have no smoke. Read More »
Jura's 1977 release is named Juar (Gaelic for Yew Tree). Aged for almost 34 years in three first fill bourbon casks, it was then finished in ruby port pipes for the last year. This has initial notes of peach melba, lemon and apples, turning more tropical as it develops in the mouth.
Apparently this is the first time ever that someone has had the idea of bottling half a cask of Highland Park for release, and then bottling the rest a few months later for a separate release. Tan Tan Ta-Raaaa!
A half bottle of Talisker whisky, distilled in 1955. This was bottled in February 1995, just before reaching 40 years maturation. This single cask release has been bottled at a respectable cask strength of 52.9%.
A bottle of 8 year old Talisker. Dating from the 1970s, the same decade the maltings at the distillery closed and barley began to be imported from Glen Ord (the nearest maltings 100 miles away). Beautifully presented in a green box to match the glass.