Jura 21 Year Old Time & 21 Year Old Tide Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Jura have brought out two new 21 Year Old malts this year as travel retail exclusives.

brand revamp

 The Jura Distillery has been active on the isle of Jura since 1810 so it makes sense that they might give the brand a bit of change up from time to time. That just so happened to take place last year, when the brand brought in a whole new core range and a new look.

With that in mind, the brand have just released two new additions this year, one to the core range, Tide, and one to the travel exclusive range, Time.

The Director of Global Travel Retail at Whyte & Mackay, who own the distillery, Richard Trimby said, “The worldwide relaunch of Jura in global travel retail has driven significant commercial success with momentum building in all key regions globally.

“The addition of the new Jura 21 Year Old Time reinforces our commitment to offering our customers prestige and limited whiskies of outstanding quality to drive penetration and spend in travel retail stores.”

Tasting notes for Jura 21 Year Old Tide Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Bottle cost: £142

Matured in American oak, ex- Bourbon barrels and first fill American oak barrels, this malt is full of sweet flavours, with hints of smoke throughout.

The nose starts off with butterscotch and cream. It is rich and gentle. The sweetness brings in caramel, vanilla and light notes of cinnamon. Ginger and pecan pie add a lovely texture to the aroma.

The palate is very sweet and dessert like. Caramel, almonds, sweet nuts and ginger make for an excellent first impression. Oak wood comes through as well. It is chewy and full of vanilla. Cinnamon and ginger add a ice bit of warmth to the overall flavour. Smoke wafts throughout, wrapping everything up together

The finish is bold. It is packed with smoke and caramel.

Tasting notes for Jura 21 Year Time Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Time is quite different from Tide and has been matured in ex-Bourbon and ex-peated malt casks.

The peat is immediately detectable on the nose, but not overwhelmingly so. It is gentle and very natural. There is a wonderful sweetness that comes after t, packed with caramel, toasted white sugar and honey. Sea salt also plays a big part and adds a nice bite against the sweetness.

The flavour is excellent. It brims with chocolate, honey, coffee, tobacco and black treacle. The mouth feel is ultra smooth and thick. The honey ties in especially well with the peat smoke, giving it a nice richness.

The finish lingers on peat and caramel.

These are two brilliant malts from Jura, adding to their already substantial core range and travel retail exclusives. The peated one is especially good if you like Islay malts but want something a bit mellower.

We can only suggest Jura continue to add malts to their collection is this is the result.

What do you think of Jura’s newest additions? Tell us in the comments!

Tags: JuraJura 21 Year Old TideJura 21 Year Old TimeScotch WhiskySingle Malt
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4 thoughts on “Jura 21 Year Old Time & 21 Year Old Tide Single Malt Scotch Whisky”

  1. This is my first visit to your website.
    You have written a Jura review whilst completely skipping over the history of the controversial quality of the liquid over the last few years.
    I’d probably also be pointing out the strength (actually above 40% for once) but these new releases continue to be chill filtered and added colour to within an inch of its life.
    Can you honestly say either of these are worth £140 of your money? I’m presuming you didn’t buy these bottles, were they samples sent by the brand ambassadors?
    A review with nothing worthwhile to comment on at all suggests this website is little more than a PR mouthpiece.
    I don’t think I’ll be coming back.

    • Hi Craig – thanks for your message and appreciate your points, but your view on questionable liquid in recent years is your own… my view on the liquid reviewed is my own… These were 50ml samples sent by the brand, but my opinion on them is of course and always my own, and I was impressed. Some of the better releases from Jura in recent years to be honest. £140 for a 21 Year Old Single Malt nowadays is pretty standard (aside from indie bottlings).

  2. Jura could be so much more. The writer hasn’t tasted some of the independent bottlings of Jura which showcase what this whisky could be. His review is too kind for what is nothing more than a pedestrian 21 year old.


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