Isle of Jura Boutique Barrels 1995 Sauternes Finish

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Thanks to /u/devoz for the sample.

Sorry to whiskyintelligence.com for stealing your image. Was the only one I could find of the bottle.

So I like Jura. I’ve never hid this obvious bias, I’ve never stated it’s normal, and I’m not going to start now. I know, particularly when discussing their OB range, there is a sentiment of not liking them. Or merely liking their peated malts, like me.

So when I was offered Isle of Jura Boutique Barrels 1995 Sauternes Finish, I was skeptical, but intrigued. Cask strength? Yes. An odd cask finish? Sure. Do I not know I don’t like Sauternes finishes yet, while loving the wine? You bet your sweet ass I did.

So there’s my biases out of the way. What the fuck is a Boutique Barrel?

It’s a term that those crazy, wonderful, nice Islanders from Jura use to designate a line of cask…

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