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Jura Prophecy

I have said it before and I will say it again, I do regret never going to Jura when I had the chance because the more I try their whisky the more I like it.  The label describes this 46% ABV expression as "heavily peated" which might be a slight overstatement, but I did like it and my prophecy is I that will drink this again sometime.     The nose was more smoky than peaty, with lots of citrus peel and dried fruits that also came through in the taste, along with sweet, sugary marmalade - even jammy - notes and a oily, mouthcoating  richness.  Very approachable and morish (moorish?).  The oily, smokey and slightly bitter, burnt wood notes in the finish balance the sweetness well.  If I still rated whiskies with stars this would get some. 

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  • Thursday, 17 June 2021 22:25

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #60

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    Location: Strato 550, Houston, Texas 

    Date: June 2021

    Price: $12.00

    Recipe: Bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters 

    Garnish: 2 x black cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments: Great classic option at the bar on 43rd floor in my new office building

    What is this about? Check out  http://www.somanywhiskies.com/item/749-the-manhattan-project-ii

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