14th of December.
I had a bottle of Jura Superstition once during my early whisky days. I quite liked the whole “hand on the cross while you serve” story, and I remember that I liked it but was not exceptionally fond of it either. It was quite a peculiar profile though, and I admired the originality.
I have tasted it last year and it was the same, so I honestly don’t expect any surprise now
But hey, let’s not be close minded and try to see if anything’s changed !
Name: Isle of Jura Superstition
Owner: Whyte and Mackay Ltd
Region: Isle of Jura
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottle size: 3cl
Colour: Dark amber (E150...)
Nose: Kind of sweet, but in a delicate way. Subtle caramel on the front with cacao and a light wood smoke in the background. We then get light grapes, light plums and light vanilla. Yeah, I know... everything is quite light in this nose.
Palate: Light and oily. Nice smoke going on there, like the last gas that escapes from and extinguishing fireplace. It continues on citrus fruits and the bitterness associated with them. A bit of apples, grapes the anise. Some spices there too (a tad of pepper and maybe some cinnamon).
Finish: Long, on lemon bitterness and a really warm pepper spiciness.
Overall: "Weird"... but it works. I guess I could even say "weird in an original way". I don't think there is another whisky with this distinctive a profile out there, and just for the sake of it, I think everyone should try it. Because don't take me wrong, it's not exactly my cup of tea, but it's a good whisky and the packaging with all the superstition and legends is nice. Not that expensive too I think. Conclusion ? Nope, hasn't really changed since the first time I tasted it ;-)