Isle of Jura Superstition Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
From the Isle of Jura comes this lively number, layered with caramel and orange peel. On the palate, it dries out to a spicy, citrusy finish reminiscent of tea and cigar box. Soft in feel. (KN)
Amber gold color. Medium bodied and slightly oily. Peaty bonfire aroma and flavors, complemented by a creamy caramel maltiness. Subtle notes of brine, seaweed, and a hint of pear fruit spice things up a bit. Gently dry, moderately smoky finish, with teasing sea salt notes...I have always wondered what a peat smoke infused Isle of Jura whisky would taste like. I was also concerned that too much peat smoke could dominate this whisky's flavor profile. Fortunately, this hasn't happened. The peat smoke is certainly evident, but the Jura character comes through too. One extra bonus: it's bottled at 45%, which kicks the flavors up a notch. (JH, Fall 2003)
To the north of Islay, just off Scotland's west coast, lies Jura, the Herbridean island that fewer that 200 people and many, many red deer call home. Superstition is a union of two Jura malt whisky styles, one bold, strong and peated, the other warm and delicate. This innovative malt Scotch whisky is created from the marriage of traditional Islay style peated barley and a selection of aged malts. The result is a first in malt whisky and a sensational new taste experience for drinkers. Its intriguing name, Superstition, is derived from the beliefs of the people of the Hebrides, a group of Scottish islands steeped in myth and legend.