Carn Mor Jura Tasting Notes

Posted: August 29, 2015 in Jura, Scotch Whisky H-Z

Carn Mor Strictly Limited Jura 2000 (14 year old) 46%

Bourbon/ Dist: 2000 Btl: May 2015/ Tasted: May 2015

Initially the aromas are slightly balsamic and malty with developing fragrant barley, sweet apricot, citrus and aromatic, creamy/ buttery oak. With time a light nettly/ herbaceous note appears.

The palate opens with plenty of barley and hints of honey; malt, sweet, fleshy apricot and vanilla. It darkens on the middle as the malt asserts itself along with some light treacle toffee. Good intensity and cleanliness. A crisp, herbal finish with a light boiled sweet note in the after-taste. The alcohol is surprisingly intrusive but it does balance the sweetness.

 


Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Jura 2000 (16 year old) 55.3%

Bourbon Cask 2285/ Dist: 2000 Btl: 2016/ Tasted: May 2016

The nose is quite fresh and citric with apricot, sweet orange, dusty, sweet barley and violets. The oak adds a touch of toffee and creamy vanilla and show a maturity beyond its years! Wonderfully balanced and deep.

The palate is lightly oiled with barley and dusty/ spicy oak. Wonderfully deep with layers of almost tropical melon, apricot and citrus. Hints of mocha appear on the middle and the finish is very long with lingering dusty oak, orange, rose petals, smoke and spice. A seriously fabulous finish and proof that Jura can make good whisky!

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