The 21 year old Jura ‘Tide’ is the counterpart of the ‘Time’ we reviewed not long ago. This time it’s a global release and not only Travel Retail. While the ‘Time’ was finished in ex-peated whisky casks, this one was matured for 21 years in ex-bourbon barrels, before being finished in virgin American white oak casks which usual add a spicy character. Oh well, let’s try this one.
Isle of Jura 21 yo ‘Tide’ , 46.7% , £142
Nose: sweet and rounded with hints of spice,butter scotch and vanilla, Crème brûlée , cinnamon and a gingery tang, which adds a nice touch to it, finally a nutty note as well.
Palate: nice interplay of sweet and spicy, with ginger spiciness, sweet caramel, chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon rolls.
Finish : caramel candy, vanilla and chocolate
Conclusion: A very easy drinking dram, not ultra complex, but fun as a daily dram. It’s very different than the 21 ‘Time’, so not sure how to compare them. Both quite good, but not uber special, or very complex.
Available online at TWE for example.