“70cl / 51.0% – The 2016 special bottling for the Jura Tastival, which is held on the island each year during the same week as Feis Ile (the Islay festival of music and malt). This year’s release was finished in Palomino Fino, Amoroso Oloroso and Apostoles Oloroso Sherry casks.”
Colour: Mahogany gold
Nose: Hot creamy caramel, roasted hazelnuts, over-ripe pears and soft vanilla drift into play. Maple syrup, delicate aged oloroso sherry and crushed almonds all add to make this an opulent dram.
Taste: Here’s what Richard Paterson, Master Blender, tasted: Baked apple segments dusted with Demerara sugar and cinnamon, kiwi fruits and hot mulled wine. A fusion of sundried sultanas, glazed pineapple and lemon verbena provides the perfect aftertaste.
Cask Finish: Our Jura Tastival bottlings are always a little more experimental as we strive to push the boundaries for our annual celebration of taste. This year the Tastival expression is finished in three specially selected sherry casks. We used an 11 year old Palomino Fino sherry cask, a 15 year old “Amoroso” oloroso sherry cask and a 30 year old “Apostoles” oloroso sherry cask to give this liquid its unique flavour profile.