Established in 1810, the Isle of Jura is found north-west of the Island of Islay. As with many other Scotch distilleries, Jura went through a rough patch in the first half of the 20th century. It wasn't until 1960, when two local estate owners, Robin Fletcher and Tony Riley-Smith rebuilt the distillery and introduced taller stills that Jura was able to create a wider mix of malts. Jura’s Whiskies are just as unique as their place – a range of rich, seafaring Whiskies – some lightly peated, others carrying a heavier peated profile.
The Isle of Jura Turas Mara honours the islanders who migrated to North America in 18th and 19th century, ‘Turas Mara’ meaning long journey in Scots Gaelic. It is a non-age statement single malt matured in mixture of Bourbon barrels, Sherry butts, French Oak Casks and port pipes. The choice and sheer number of different casks reflects the exotic and unique flavor that comes from wood sourced from around the globe. This Single Malt will simply leave you craving for more and everso a little more…
This was a close second to my
Favorite in this tasting box.
Smoke. Peat. Sea salt of the nose. Very smooth. Caramel tongue. Small bite in the back of the throat.
Really smooth. A little spicier in the nose than I would’ve expected.
Loved it. Why can’t I buy it!
Very smooth, almost mellow with a slight bite at the end. Honey presence throughout
Better served over a cube. Not as robust as I typically like, but the flavor could have opened up with a couple more sips.
Shared the taste with my wife and she loved it.
I really liked this one. Very slight smoky flavor with some nice fruity sweetness.
Well worth the wait
A little smoke which is nice, but the cherry is a little too much for my tastes.
Initial nosing brings out fruity/slight cherry aroma, with just a remnant of smoke. Additional nosing has a stronger cherry/oak blend with a touch of vanilla. Tasting brings on an inital slight cherrry/smoke. Let it sit open for a bit and the fruity flavors come through more with a nice subtle finish with a dash of vanilla and a bit of oak. A sweet after taste. Will look to add this to the cabinet.
I like the balance of oak and smoke withe the sweetness of the vanilla and caramel. This one I will definitely add to my bar!
Really enjoy this Jura.
Sweet aroma with vanilla. Smooth but heavy wood finish.
Strong flavor I don’t like. Is it the cherries? The vanilla on the backend is nice.
Smooth with a sweeter finish.
It's not terrible but it struggles a bit to be memorable. My judge is whether or not I immediately want to order a bottle. I did not with this one. It's pleasant to drink, but possibly too sweet if you like the punch of a good scotch. The oak lingers too long after swallow than I'd like. Hard to hate on it as I love the tasting club for exposing me to drinks I'd otherwise never see. In that regard it was good.
Nice easygoing whisky.
This would be a nice "table whiskey": not too peaty or smoky or complex. A nice sweet balance that doesn't linger too long.
Perfect amount of smoke hidden in this one. Its sweet. Plenty of flavors to explore and find. I liked this one.
Beautiful rich amber color. Fine fruit bouquet. While flavor is simpler than expected, and finish is shorter than expected, still an enjoyable dram
Very smooth, not aggressive in the least.
Surprising! Nice caramel nose, and bold chocolate and oranges on the palate. Very drinkable, even if not particularly subtle/complex.
The only one in the tasterbox I would order.
The caramel and the orange compliment each other well. This is worth a bottle.
Nice caramel finish.
Dark amber color. Caramel and oak on the nose. Salty palate with bitter dark chocolate and honey, and light bodied. I enjoy it better with an ice cube.
This was pretty good. Not my favorite. It had a bit of a lingering after taste that I didn't love.
Nice sweet fruity flavor with hints of vanilla and cherry.
Easy to drink, not outspoken. I had expected some more
Smells of caramel and cherry. Very sweet flavor with distinct flavor of cherry. Very tasty! This would be a good scotch whisky for parties or guests!
I like this one kinda suck they don't have a bottle to buy anyone one know of something similar to this one?
Mild dram. Mainly tasting the smoke and oak. Very short lived.
I found it extremely rough, hard to drink neat
Very smooth. One of the best I have had. All flavours are present and not masked by spice.
So smooth it's almost boring at first. But there's some complexity to be found if you stick with it. An easy drinker perfect for sharing with friends.
So smooth it would be s crime to mix it.
Good mix between the sweet and smoke
Nice and balanced. Will buy this one again.
Nose of vanilla with a beautiful light amber color. Caramel on the tongue with a light finish. Good for new scotch drinkers but it's a little boring for me.
Very light and enjoyable drink. Very good for someone looking for an introduction to single malts; it doesn't hit you in the face with smokiness but still brings you all you enjoy in a single malt. Might be too simple for the experienced drinker, but still worth a spot on the bar.
Very appealing scent of caramel, vanilla with a hint of fruit. Taste of smooth chocolate with almost no peat or smoke flavor. Very smooth. The best Scotch I've had.
Nice blend of bitter and sweet
Definitely on the lighter side. After diving in head first with Talisker and Deer Bear and moose Puncheon; this one is a little too simple.
The first thing that hits my nose with this is fruit followed quickly by vanilla and spice, maybe cinnamon and/or cloves? The nose on this is very complex and I can't quite put a finger on some of the notes I'm picking up. But it is wonderful! So much going on in there!
On the palate I get spicy dry fruit. There is a little sweetness, but not much. Just like with the nose there is more that I can't quite pin down. The finish is fairly long and dry, with a hint of smoke and pepper. Adding just a touch of water brings out some caramel notes in the nose and more of the sweetness, vanilla and chocolate tones, on the palate. This is one complex dram and definitely leaves me wanting to try more.
Very good, very drinkable.
Very tasty! It has a lot going on, and it's all good.
The flavour spiral has nailed this one spot on! Yummy!
My favourite of the pack. Light and easy to drink, full of flavour.