Booze Reviews, Jura Superstition Scotch Whisky

Jura Superstition is a blend, there I said it, I am drinking blended Scotch. Usually I am a huge snob when it comes to Scotch Whisky, single malt only and nothing less than 12 years old unless it’s Ardbeg or Strathisla. Jura Superstition is my one and only exception to my own rules. Jura is a Scottish island located to the north east of the more famous island know as Islay. Islay and Jura are roughly the same size but Jura’s population is a mere 200. The Isle of Jura Distillery is the only one on the island and produces its own unique single malt whisky line ranging from 10 to 40 years old. Superstition is a blend of both old and new single malts which gives it a unique marriage of peat, smoke, sweet and spice that is unlike anything else I’ve had.

On the nose the peat is quite mild joined by mild smoke and a hint of orange zest. In the mouth the peat and smoke continue their mild ways and are joined by citrus notes and a distinct tobacco flavor that is very similar to a good Cuban cigar. The finish is long with more tobacco and smoke flavors. This is the ultimate pairing with a good cigar. The color is a rich amber.

All told this is a great blend for anyone looking to step away from the mild highland whisky’s and move up to something more sophisticated. It’s not a huge leap like a Lagavulin or Ardbeg would be for the casual Scotch drinker. Jura Superstition will make a nice addition to your  collection.

Cheers!

Scott.

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One thought on “Booze Reviews, Jura Superstition Scotch Whisky

  1. Single malt (barley) doesn’t necessarily mean, better. There are many astounding blended whiskies available. For all of the folks reading this, please don’t be misled by people who insinuate such. No offense to the original author.

    For me, Superstition is almost a dessert wine. Peaches and honey abound, especially in the nose. Smoke and peat are as subtle as a Lowland whisky, though the finish is indeed long, with caramel and cream/vanilla.

    The legs on this whisky indicate a thin to medium variety, but supple, lush and oily on the palate, After several drams, I failed to discover any hidden qualities, and thus complexity seemed exceedingly mild.

    I’m not sure this is a fair intro for beginners, as a 12 year Macallan or 10 year Talisker would probably serve them much better, at the same price.

    Personally, I’d take a pass on this one. Please keep in mind, like any product that is influenced by it’s environment (temperature, hunmidity, etc), whisky can vary from batch to batch, sometimes greatly.

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