Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Review: Isle of Jura Superstition




Isle of Jura Superstition
Price: $40-$50
Strength: 43 %

Some whiskies take a while to figure out, but not Superstition.  Butter and peat.  Everything else in there is just derivative of butter and peat: butterscotch, smoke, and some seaside.  Superstition is apparently a mix of young and old malts, but based on the price and taste, it is almost certainly dominated by the younger malts, and sometimes this reveals itself in a "cheap Scotch" taste.  However, the whisky is fairly smooth with a medium finish, and the strong butter and peat flavors intermingle through it all wonderfully.  

I'm not sure whether to be embarrassed by the bottle design or make it the centerpiece of my whisky display.  It seems they like to do things a little differently on the tiny isle of Jura, and they've produced here a unique whisky that is good, if not spectaclar, and a good overall value.  84 points (B).

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