Whisky Advent Calendar day 20 : Isle of Jura Elixir

Whisky Advent Calendar day 20 : Isle of Jura Elixir

Day 20 ! Four more days and four more drams to go !

Another Isle of Jura today. Don’t know this one too much either, to my entire satisfaction since this calendar would be boring otherwise.

Let’s taste this Elixir of life.


Whisky Advent Calendar day 20 : Isle of Jura Elixir

Name: Elixir - 12 years old
Owner: Whyte and Mackay Ltd
Distillery: Isle of Jura
Region: Isle of Jura
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 40%
Bottle size: 3cl

Colour: Copper (E150? :-/)

Nose: Rich & spicy. Begins on heavy wood, sawdust and continues towards a more gourmand side with "caramel au beurre salé", grapes and milk chocolate. Next to that, nice cinnamon and coffee.

Palate: Sweet and creamy. Lots of vanilla cream along with lemon cake and butterscotch. We have some licorice creating a bit of a contrast, as well as bitter black chocolate on the end palate.

Finish: Relatively short... on caramel... disappointing...

Overall: The nose and palate were nice, though missing a bit of punch in my book (but some people might prefer it that way). The low ABV didn't feel too much until the finish, which was nearly existent. Seems a bit expensive honestly.


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