Murray McDavid – Isle Of Jura 1991
16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The 1991, Isle of Jura, 16 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky was distilled at the Isle of Jura distillery in 1991 and set down to age in bourbon casks. At some point in the history of this malt, several casks (perhaps seven or eight) were purchased by the private bottler Murray McDavid. These casks were chosen for their special character, and in 2007 they were blended and bottled in a Limited Release Bottling numbering only 1500 bottles. Three of these bottles have found a way into my possession, and I am pleased to review the contents of one of them and share the results of this hard labour with you.
Here is an excerpt from my review:
“…Honey and caramel drift out of the glass with a gentle sweetness that is inviting. As the glass sits, deeper scents of ripe fruit and spicy oak follow with a very small whisper of salty smoke trailing in the breeze. A touch of water opens the ripe fruit to reveal apricots and peaches is a spicy sweet syrup….”
You may read the full review and the cocktail I have chosen for this splendid whisky here: