One Two One? Quite an unusual name for a whisky – but a very fitting name for this expression, as Two-One-Two or 212 is roughly the number of islanders living on the Isle of Jura.
This Series of bottling will celebrate the small and vibrant community of roughly 212 islanders – and one distillery. This inaugural bottling, the first in a series of annual releases, has been matured in American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels and finished in Chinkapin Oak casks( Quercus muehlenbergii ). The whisky is bottled at 47.5%, and at 13 years of age…
Jura 13 Year Old 2006 Two-One-Two , 47.5%, £88
Nose : sweet pastries, stewed fruit, mostly apricots, peaches, baked apples, wet cardboard, damp wood, sandalwood, and wood spices.
Palate: quite sharp and powerful on entry, then getting sweeter and creaky with vanilla, wood spice, and custard, a hint of chocolate praline and orange maybe.
Finish: Lingering sweetness with chocolate N’ nut, orange peel.
All in all, this is a very good whisky, certainly feels nice on the palate at 47.5%, with the chinkapin wood adding a nice spiciness and enhancing the original ex-bourbon wood. Certainly one of the better recently released Jura. very nice.