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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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  • Monday, 22 March 2021 14:32

    Manhattan Experiment: #59

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    Location: Rainbow Lodge, Houston, Texas

    Date: March 2021

    Price: $11.00

    Recipe: 1792 small batch bourbon and Carpano Antica aged in oak barrel with biutters and Luxardo cherry

    Garnish: Orange peel (not as per menu?)

    Served: Up

    Comments: Very nice, and a good price, but lacked the cherry note I was expecting.  Not sure from menu if cherry was is in the barrel and part of aging process or bar replaced it with peel?

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

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