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JULY 2011

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Tasting Notes Jura 10 Year Old “Origin” ($40) Deliciously undemanding, the American white oak barrels come through in a lightly fruited nose, with spice hints. The wood is to the fore on the palate, followed by vanilla, toffee and hints of coffee. A much improved whisky. If you’ve neglected it in the past, look again. Jura Superstition ($50) Lightly peated (unlike its Islay neighbours), this is a pleasant and undemand- ing single malt, ideal for an aperitif. There’s an agreeable sweetness (especially honey and marzipan notes on the nose) alongside hints of salt, pine nuts, cinnamon and fl oral notes. Well mannered, easy drinking whisky. Jura 21 Year Old ($165) Specially bottled to The Jura Lodge is available for vacation rental—at a price. commemorate the 200th anniversary of the original distillery (founded 1810) this has been matured in Gonzalez Byass sherry casks and bottled at 44% abv to add extra body. Lots of tantalizing fruit fl avors, spices, nuts and an intriguing citrus note. Splendid stuff.

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