The Jura Elixir 12yo is a new whisky for me purchased through my (renewed) Single Malt Whisky Club subscription.
- Distillery: Jura
- Expression: Elixir
- Age: 12yr
- Strength: 46%
- Country: Scotland
- Region: Jura
- Website: http://www.jurawhisky.com
- Source: Single Malt Whisky Club
Strong golden colour.
Spicy, rich dark fruits, sweet, I’m thinking about Christmas pudding, maybe some citrous.
The sweetness follows through into the mouth, and so does that Christmas pudding. In fact I got this just before Christmas 2015 and it settled well into the festive season. Reasonably smooth. The sweetness doesn’t exactly hang around though, and the spicy notes take over. The Jura website speaks to “overtones of crushed almonds, pineapple and fresh roasted coffee” none of which I get, but I often don’t taste what’s on the blurb. I gave this a tiny splish of water and it pulled things right back, so take it easy. Made it more creamy, maybe got a bit of citrus with the water, thinking less about Christmas pudding now and maybe Christmas mince pies
Finish mainly feels about the spice, hot, a bit tingly. 46% isn’t overly strong, but that little bit of water knocked it back a bit and muted it a little.
Perfect whisky for the festive season, or any other time when rich warm tones are the order of the evening. Don’t know that I’ll personally be rushing for another Jura Elixir (being the peat fanboy that I am) but it certainly wasn’t unpleasant.
If you’re not looking for something big and full, and maybe a little something to share with friends you want to ease into whisky then I would say have a look at this one, you could certainly do worse.