Jura 21 Year Old Time is a global travel retail-exclusive that has been matured in American white oak ex-Bourbon barrels before being finished in ex-peated malt casks.
Jura Time will be released in small batches, with each bottle detailing the year of bottling to indicate the subtle variations in the batches as they are put together each year. the whisky is Bottled at 47.2% and is priced at £150 (US$195).
Jura 21 year old ‘Time’ , 47.2% , £150 (US$195)
Nose: the peated cask finish is very noticeable (and i mean this in a good way), although it’s not very big as can be expected from a finish it is still there. it’s not medicinal, but quite earthy, but adds a nice touch to the otherwise sweet, toasted oak and also a hint of salty / briny notes, as well as some chocolate and a hint of honeyed sweetness. not an awful lot of wood for a 21-year old.
Palate: quite nice with some dark chocolate notes, as well as salted caramel, coffee grounds and some more of the honeyed feeling from the nose. The official notes mentioned some tropical fruit, but I am not getting any fruit, and no tropical ones at all…
Finish: Caramel, coffee and a light peat ending.
Conclusion : This is not a bad whisky, it’s actually quite nice, and the peat does add a nice touch. I would have loved to see more wood notes, and also a bit more complexity from a whisky which costs almost $200. A good option for Jura lovers who are traveling.