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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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  • Saturday, 12 January 2019 08:34

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #44

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    Location: The Chart Room, QE2, Dubai, UAE

    Date: December 2018

    Price: 75 AED  ($20.42 USD)

    Recipe: Described as Bourbon whisky (no e) and Martini Rosso

    Garnish: Cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments: As you might expect for the iconic QE2 it was excellent, balanced sweet and woody but perhaps missed the bitters

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

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