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.
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
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.