Jura Whisky launches limited edition: Jura Two-One-Two; a community spirit
Published Date: 3rd September 2019
The island of Jura means more to us that anything else. It is our beautiful and remote island home, blessed with breath-taking landscapes, rich natural resources and a tiny but inspiring community of 212 ‘ish.
The distillery could not exist without this tiny island community and in return our whisky gives life to the island. This bond creates a unique and remarkable single malt Scotch whisky.
It is true to say that each and every bottle of Jura is filled with the love and passion of our community and in recognition of this, we bring you Jura Two-One- Two – an annually released limited edition.
We begin with a 13 Years Old Jura. A single malt which adheres to the signature maturation of Jura in first and second fill American White Oak ex-bourbon, but then introduces a new cask. With a finish created by unique Chinkapin Oak casks from the Ozark Mountain Range of Missouri, the whisky offers sweet, light smoke and spice to create an exotic array of aromas and flavours.
With a warm honey hue, this small batch whisky is elegant on the nose with an aroma of lemon cake that gives way to cinnamon spice and creamy toffee. A whisper of poached pear and of sherbet then lead into a spirit that is charming on the palate. Vibrant flavours of nutmeg and ginseng are bolstered by roast pistachios wrapped up in the tang of the Chinkapin oak.
Gregg Glass, Whisky Maker at Whyte & Mackay Ltd remarks, “Chinkapin is a wood that is rarely seen in the industry, but the impact it imparts on Jura’s light grassy spirit is worth the experiment. It’s a fantastic partner which pushes the boundaries of what people expect of Jura’s house style, while its pioneering nature is the perfect way to celebrate the exceptional community which our distillery sits at the heart of.”
This is certainly one to add to your repertoire, but Jura Two-One-Two will be limited to only 6000 bottles. Released annually over the next five years, each edition will increase in age becoming more collectable every year.
Jura Two-One- Two #1 is available now in select markets internationally including the UK, France, Germany, Africa, Russia and Greater Europe.