Isle of Jura 21 yo ‘Tide’

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.

Score: 85/100

Available online at TWE for example.

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