Jura Supersition

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Originally reviewed on reddit: 03/02/15

This was the very first Jura I ever tried. I really liked the soft, toned-down peat on it. The story goes that it’s made by blending some of their heavily peated whisky with some of their older malts.

Aged 3 years * . 43%ABV.

*for lack of age statement

Nose: A bit of harsh younger alcohol (Jura tends to be better aged a little). Hot spices, black pepper, coriander. A nice fresh, light slap of peat. Nuts. Hint of butterscotch. Black coffee. Some salty, maybe seaweed notes.

Palate: A nice beefy taste. A good deal of wood and spice, cinnamon bark. Lots of salt. Reminds me a little of biltong. More wood. Hints of sherry or sweet wine. Candy apples.

Finish: The body of the finish fades all too fast. The little bits that don’t fade linger for some time. Spice, Turkish Coffee with Cardamom, Some earthy, mossy notes.

Would I buy this: No

Would I order this in a bar: No

Would I drink this if someone gave me a glass: Yes

VFM: 3/5

These notes are from the second bottle of Superstition I bought in 2014. It was sadly a shadow of the bottle I bought in 2010 after trying some at a friend’s place. It felt a good deal younger and less balanced. That said I tried some 2 months ago and it seems to be recovering a little. I remain hopeful.

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