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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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  • Sunday, 05 April 2020 17:50

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #50

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    Location: Home, Houston, TX

    Date: April 2020

    Price: Free

    Recipe: Wild Turkey Forgiven, Dolin Sweet Vermouth, Luxardo, Orange Bitters

    Garnish: Burnt lemon peel

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: Really good, very happy with my progress at  the halfway point...

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

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