Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Isle of Jura 10: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by The Cove

Isle of Jura 10 Year Scotch Whisky
This is the only distillery on the Isle of Jura, which is near Islay.  The nose starts off somewhat faint and discrete with hints of butterscotch and very little peat.  As you taste taste it plays a "switcheroo" as coined by Jeremy, one of our Raise a Glass reviewers, and delivers what Eric from refers to as a "sneaky smoke flavor."  Butterscotch and lemon rind rounded out the flavor profile.  On the finish the smoke became even more present but in a nearly offensive way leading to descriptions such as "exhaust" by myself and "tailpipe" from Jeremy.  Salty and dry qualities came out.  Eric concluded that the Isle of Jura 10 was not impressive, though certainly was drinkable.  James, who enjoyed the butterscotch qualities, gave this Scotch its highest score at 66.

Isle of Jura 10
Average Score

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a new blog post series on Bite and Booze presented by The Cove.  Check out The Cove in Baton Rouge, LA to browse their selection of over 200 whiskeys (including bourbons) and 325+ Scotch whiskys.  Whisk(e)y Wednesday is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass.  Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system.  Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale.  Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing.  A 50 should be considered a very average whisk(e)y while anything below 10 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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